Ancient Sites of Kokas are remains of pre-history sites where you can
find drawings on canyons. These drawings show palms and animals which
are still clear until now.
drawings on canyons locally known as Tapuraran, were made using natural
materials in red color, similar to human blood. Therefore, the local
community often calls them blood paintings.
In several parts,
you can find human bones, because ancestors of the local community did
not bury dead bodies but placed them by the canyon, inside caves,
capes, or under a big tree which was believed to be special or sacred.
sites are in Andamata, Fior, Forir, Darembang, and Goras, in Kokas
district, Fak-Fak, West Papua. To go to Fak-Fak, flights and ships are
available on certain days and their schedules are frequently changed
For air transportation, it is easier if you take a
flight to Sorong, West Papua first. From Domine Eduard Osok airport in
Sorong, you can take Wings Air, Merpati Air, Tri M. G Airlines, or
Express Air to Torea airport in Fak-Fak for about 45 minutes.
sea transportation, Ciremai (from Jakarta), Nggapulu, and Tatamailau
are available to take you to Fak-Fak. Most flights and ships usually go
to Fak-Fak via Sorong.
To go to the ancient Sites of Kokas, you
can take an inter-city transportation from Fak-Fak to Kokas for about
50 kilometers and two hours. From Kokas, you can continue your journey
by a rented longboat for about one hour.
will not take a long time to visit all sites. When sea water is high,
you can even climb the canyon and see the paintings closely.
addition to the drawings, you can also enjoy beautiful sceneries of
seas and atols on the way to these sites. Flying albatross is another
attraction that you can see here.
If you want to stay overnight, there is a simple temporary shelter available in Kokas city center.
There are several simple food stalls and shops selling snacks.
No shop selling souvenirs here. If your lucky, you can find fishermen selling their fresh fish.
number of inter-city transportations from Fak-Fak to Kokas is very
limited. Since no village along the way, public transportations here
usually will leave only when all seats are occupied. Alternatively, you
can take a rented car for a faster journey to the site.