Friday, October 21, 2011

Visiting to Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, a country uniquely situated in the Pacific Ocean and its authenticity is maintained thanks to the low level of urban development (only 18% of the population live in urban centers). Besides having a unique name, Papua New Guinea also has 850 native languages, and (believed) a number of species of plants and animals that have not known! The country is largely untouched, even since its independence from Australia in 1975. However, few tourists make it to the beaches would feel their trip was not in vain.

Papua Market. Photo credits - Paul in Uijeongbu and Kahunapulej.

Shopping Center
Interesting experience in Papua New Guinea is a walk in the market stalls. Most goods are bought and sold are genuine and homemade goods. You'll find authentic souvenirs such as Papua New Guinea: bilum - bag made from plant fibers, baskets Bouganville - regarded as one of the best basket and container in the Pacific, or a mask - it may not be used, but exciting! Be careful when someone offers you "ancient artifacts" - anything made before 1960 are prohibited to be exported in order to maintain the country's cultural heritage.

Underwater beauties. Photo credits - Boogies with Fish

Scuba diving is quite popular in Papua New Guinea and many dive places that have unlimited potential. Geographical structure caused the sea floor plate fell dramatically from the edge of the beach - but an abundance of debris former World War II to add the privilege to dive here. To dive in among the ruins, go to Kavieng, Loloata, or Madang. If you want to see clusters of spectacular coral, go to the Eastern Fields, about 200km from Port Moresby to the coast of Australia.

Kokoda Trail. Photo credits - Solo Roamer

Soil structure that does not mean the island of Papua New Guinea makes a perfect place for serious climbers. For a little history and fantastic scenery, go to the Kokoda track, the route along the 60 miles over the top of the Owen Stanley Range. History buff will find this site as a battlefield of World War II, the point of convergence of Japan and Australia. 

If you are looking for height, go to the top: the top Wilhelm is the highest point on the island, scenic places and pretty could be reached, depending on your fitness level . Leave early to arrive at dawn for a chance to see beautiful scenery best. Everywhere you go, be aware of weather conditions: the night is cold enough and hot and humid afternoon. There is also a risk of malaria and frequent flooding in the lowlands during the rainy season. Get out there with enough equipment and knowledge.

Beautiful sunset Papua. Photo credits - Boogies with Fish

When to Get There
The most practical way to Papua New Guinea is by air, airlines are Air New Guinea (in cooperation with Qantas) and airline of Papua New Guinea. 

Most visitors require a tourist visa; 60-day permits can be obtained at the airport, Port Moresby, on arrival. Same with other Oceania countries, make sure you carry all the travel document that outlines a plan of your return. A number of festivals are open to tourists, such as Coffee Festival in May, the National Mask Festival in July and Morale Hiri festival in September. 

There will report violence and crime in some places in Papua New Guinea. The spread of HIV / AIDS is quite high in some areas. Alert on the way - I suggest to seek advice from an experienced travel agent before booking your trip. Travelers are advised women not to travel alone. 

For more information, see the official website of Tourism in Papua New Guinea.

Related articles :

0 komentar:

Post a Comment