HomeBlogs Lorentz National Park Lorentz National Park was a national park that was located in the
province of Papua/Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Lorentz National Park had the
most complete ecosystem for the biological diversity in South-East Asia
and the Pacific. With the width that reached 25,000 km², Lorentz
National Park became the biggest national park in South-East Asia.
from having the complete biological diversity, Lorentz National Park
had the uniqueness with the existence of the glacier in Jayawijaya Peak
and the river that disappeared several kilometers into the land in the
Balliem Valley. Lorentz National Park becomes one of the three regions
in the world that had the glacier in the tropical area. Stretched from
the peak of the Jayawijaya Mountain that was covered snow as far as
waters of the coastal coast with the limit of Arafura Sea. Lorentz
National Park had the Montana Ecology, Sub-Montana, Vegetation Alpin,
Sub-Alpin, the wetland and the plain. UNESCO maintained the Lorentz
National Park as the site of the “World Nature Inheritance”
types of vegetation that was gotten in the Lorentz National Park
including the coast of coral sand, the mountainous forest, the peat
forest, the forest of the river bank and the meadow. Totalling 630 kinds
of living birds in the Lorentz National Park, including 31 kinds of the
Dove, 13 Kingfisher kinds, 29 Sweet Birds kinds, 4 Megapoda, 30
Cockatoo kinds, 2 Cassowary kinds and 123 mammalian kinds including the
Tree Kangaroo, Walabi, the Jungle Cat, Kuskus and the Long Nose Pig.
national park had the high biological diversity and was the protection
region that was most effective in the world because of its
characteristics that were unique and beauty of its nature that
enchanted. Moreover, Lorentz National Park had the diversity of the
astonishing culture and was the ethnic group’s residence place of Asmat,
Amungme, Dani Barat/West Dani and several other ethnic groups.
Asmat ethnic group was identical to the forest or the tree because of
skills in carving his statue that has been famous. According to the
Ethnic Group’s Asmat belief, the tree trunk symbolized the human body,
the branches symbolized human arms, and the fruit symbolized the head of
humankind. The Asmat ethnic group also believed that the tree was the
place of the life of their ancestors’s souls. Apart from the forest or
the tree, this belief was valid also for the river and the mountain.
tourists if visiting to Lorentz National Park could do many things.
Including the nature tour such as the forest exploration, followed the
river, observation of various fauna kinds even the research. Moreover
tourists could also enjoy the tour of the local ethnic group’s culture.
visit to Lorentz National Park, tourists must arrive in the Timika City
first. If want to visit the northern part of the Lorentz National Park
region, tourists could use the pioneer’s flight and to the south could
use the ship through the Sawa Erma Port, afterwards the trip was
followeded by the footpath to several location point