PLACES IN PAPUA
The Valley remains one of the last places
on the face of the Earth where people continue living in semi-Neolithic
circumstances. Upon the spectacular approach by air, the tourists
will notice the total isolation of the area. Sealed of the rest
of the world by mighty mountain walls and without any roads leading
from the coast to the inner region, the Valley keeps its own secrets.
The Park lies within Irian Jaya Province, and the administrative
Jayawijaya, Paniai, Merauke (Southern Division), Fak-fak, Mimika
and Enarotali districts. It stretches for over 150km, from the central
cordillera mountains in the north to Arafura Sea in the south. Access
is by air from Jayapura to Wamena and Timika 04º00'-5º15'S, 137º14'-138º20'E.
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