district in Jayawijaya Regency, Highland Papua Province, Indonesia

Wamena is a town in Papua. It is the capital of Highland Papua province. It is a gateway to go to the Baliem Valley.



Wamena's population consists of, the majority of the native Papuan including Dani, Lani, Yali, also other Indonesian such as Buginese, Javanese, and Minang. Christianity is the majority religion in Wamena at about 84% of the population, with Islam at about 15%, Hindu at about 0.12%, and the rest is a smattering of other religions.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

Wamena Airport

Get aroundEdit

Map of Wamena

By rented vehiclesEdit

Using a rented car or motorcycle is the best way to go to tourists or public places and it is more affordable.


The view of Baliem Valley and Uwe river from Wamena micro hydro powerplant
  • Baliem Valley.
  • 1 Bukit Pesali Walesi, Asolokobal. A hilly area with beautiful panorama.
  • 2 Jembatan Gantung Sinakma, Wouma. The traditional suspension bridge has stretched over the Uwe river.
  • 3 Kebun Raya Biologi Wamena, Holima. A flora conservation area. You may see rumput mei (pink-purple Wamena grass) in May.
Rumput Mei
  • 4 Lokale Wosi Cave (Goa Lokale Wosi), Usilimo.
  • 5 Pasir Putih Wamena, Aikima, Kurulu. White sand in a rocky area.
  • 6 Telaga Biru Maima (Telaga Biru Wamena). A turquoise water lake.  
  • 7 Walesi Waterfall (Air Terjun Walesi).


Strolling down in the city forest.

  • 1 Hutan Kota Isakusa Wamena, Hubikiak, Holima.


  • 1 Pasar Sinakma, Hurekama. 8AM-5PM. Traditional market in Wamena. You may buy fresh vegetables and fruits.


Try a dish made from udang selingkuh (cherax/New Guinea crayfish).

  • 1 Blambangan, Jl. Trikora, +62 969 32170. 7AM-9PM. Serves udang selingkuh and stir-fried vegetables.


Coffee shopsEdit

Try kopi Wamena in some local coffee shops.

  • 1 An Meke Coffee & Art Studio, Jl. Nirwana, +62 811 480 1176. 1PM-6PM.


  • 1 Baliem Pilamo Hotel, Jl. Trikora No. 114, +62 969 31043, . Check-out: 12:00. From Rp636,000.
  • 2 Putri Dani Inn, Jl. Irian No. 40, Hurekama, +62 969 31223. From Rp750,000.


The telephone area code of Wamena is 0969.

Go nextEdit

Fly to the neighbouring, Tolikara Regency, Puncak Jaya Regency, and Yahukimo Regency.

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