Easternmost Papua is a jewel in the archipelago’s crown.
Papua’s largest lake is a breath-taking jewel to behold for visitors.
Eastern Indonesia’s Papua province is regarded by many adventure seekers and nature lovers as a dream destination. This half of the world’s secondlargest island has plenty of captivating scenery, even when only glimpsed from the airplane window.
In northeast Papua, not far from the provincial capital Jayapura, there is a prime example of the scenery on offer - a particularly dazzling site with blue water, bright white cloud, and lush green islands.
It is Sentani, Papua’s largest lake covering an area of 9,630 hectares, which extends from the Borowai region in the west to Waena, near Abepura, in the east.
Its scattering of curvaceous green islands adds to the magnificence of this already stunning lake. Of the 21 islands, Asei Island is the most famous, notably for the leather wood crafts produced there and its location near the Gapote quay area.
Only 50 kilometers from Jayapura city, Sentani is a great place to absorb nature’s riches. There are plenty of small wooden boats ready to ferry local people or tourists from island to island.
Tourists only have to pay Rp 10,000 to cross from the quay to one of the islands; for an extra Rp 10,000, visitors can be given the “short tour” in the heat of the sun, which enhanced the water’s brilliant color.
Here is the splendor of Sentanti in images.
Originally published on Jakpost. travel