This is an incredible festival and has become a visitor attraction in Papua. Baliem Valley Festival was originally a tribal war events Dani, Lani and Yali tribe as a symbol of fertility and prosperity. A festival that is the scene of a power struggle between the tribes and has lasted generations, certainly safe for you to enjoy.

Baliem Valley Festival lasts for three days and is held every August coincided with the celebration of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia. Initially was first held in 1989. The festival's special that starts with a trigger war scenarios such as kidnappings, murders tribal children, or raid the newly opened fields.

The existence of these triggers cause other parts to be revenge so the raid was conducted. This attraction does not make revenge or hostility as the theme but rather positive meaning that Yogotak Hubuluk Motog Hanoro which means Hope Tomorrow Will Need Better than Today. Dani accustomed to war to defend their villages or to avenge for tribe members were killed. Anthropologists explain that "war Dani" is more of a luxury to see the greatness and clothes with decorations rather than war to kill the enemy.

 

War for Dani to show competence and enthusiasm more than the desire to kill. The weapon used was measuring 4.5 meters long spears, bows and arrows. Often, because of the war wounded than killed, and the wounded were quickly taken off the battlefield.

Now, the war Dani held annually in Bukit Baliem Festival in Wamena during the month of August. In this festival, which became the highlight of the event is a battle between Dani, Yali and Lani when they send their best warriors to the battlefield wearing the regalia of their best. The festival is celebrated with the Feast of pork cooked in an underground accompanied by traditional music and dance typical of Papua.

There are also arts and handmade crafts are on display or for sale. By attending the Baliem Valley Festival then you will have the rare opportunity to learn and direct contact with the diverse traditions of local tribes different without having to visit to the interior of West Papua is far and weight. It is estimated that the festival was attended by more than 40 tribes complete with traditional costumes and paintings on their faces.



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Route : Jakarta/Bali – Wamena (flight)

Guide : English, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesia

Hotel : Honai *** (equal)

JAKARTA:
Rukan Inkopal Blok G No. 58
Jl. Raya Boulevard Barat, 
Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara
CP: +62-821-2121-0021

PAPUA:
Jalan Enggang No. 4
Kuala Kencana - Timika  -  Mimika   
CP: +62-812-4061-6288 (Jenny)

EUROPE:
Schoenbrunner Schloss Strasse
11220, Vienna, Austria   
CP: +43-680-2323-597 (Reza)

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