district in Jayawijaya Regency, Highland Papua, 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.

Understand edit

People edit

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 in edit

By plane edit

Wamena Airport

Get around edit

Map of Wamena

By rented vehicles edit

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

See edit

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).

Do edit

Strolling down in the city forest.

  • 1 Hutan Kota Isakusa Wamena, Hubikiak, Holima.

Buy edit

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

Eat edit

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.

Drink edit

Coffee shops edit

Try kopi Wamena in some local coffee shops.

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

Sleep edit

  • 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.

Connect edit

The telephone area code of Wamena is 0969.

Go next edit

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

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