Travelling overseas is a nice activity although not everyone can perform it. For Indonesian people, it is easy to find some tourism sites that have the world quality because Indonesia is one of the best tourism countries in the world. One of those best places is Raja Ampat. Especially for them who like diving and any other kind of water sports, Raja Ampat is a nice place to be considered. Raja Ampat islands are wonderful archipelago where we can find the finest underwater scenery. This place is rich of exotic plants, corals, fish, and other animals. It is belong to one of the richest underwater area in the world.
Raja Ampat is located in West Papua, Indonesia. According to Indonesia Tourism Award (ITA) 2011, Raja Ampat is awarded as the Most Favorite New Destination by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. This is an award for the tourism industry and destination that is held annually by the government. It is like a botanical garden that we can find in the sea. Don’t ever miss it!
There we can find so many rocky islets in the area of Raja Ampat, the total number is about 610 pieces. These “Four Kings” islands have four main islands; they are Salawati, Misool, Waigeo, and Batanta. According to Conservation International (CI), Raja Ampat is the world’s richest site relates to marine biodiversity. The total number of the variety of its coral is 603 and for the fish is 1511. Let’s enjoy the ultimate panorama of Raja Ampat!
One of the fabulous facts about Raja Ampat: this is the home of 75% known coral species from around the world. If we can find many hard coral species in Caribbean Sea, can you imagine that we can find 10 times of them in Raja Ampat? This place is well known for its natural and original underwater scenery that have not touched yet.
Besides, it will be very valuable if we can meet the rare animals such as the endangered sea turtles and the endemic reef fish (only found in the area of Raja Ampat). This is like a paradise on the Earth that we can still found today. This is also convenient place for your honeymoon or vacation with the family.