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Paniai Lakes

Paniai Lakes is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world where a 14,500-hectare natural resevoir at 1,700 meters in East Paniai District, Paniai Regency, Papua, Indonesia, is famous for its natural and well-preserved natural scenery. At first Paniai Lakes and two other lakes are Lake Tage and Lake Tigi called Wisselmeren.

Paniai Lakes was first known in the name of Wisselmeren where the Dutch nationalist, Frits Julius Wissel, in 1938 flew over the mountains of Irian Island and saw three lakes that have beautiful scenery. Wissel chose to land and enjoy the exoticism of the three lakes from close range.

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Paniai in East Paniai District and Tage in West Paniai District, East Paniai District and Yatamo District, while Tigi in Tigi District in Deiyai Regency. In the Dutch colonial period, the name Wisselmeren was more popular than Paniai. Wisselmeren comes from the Dutch language which means the Wissel lakes.

Coasts have a variety of features including rocks and sand surrounded by high cliffs. Topography of Paniai Regency in the mountains and hills where the lake contains various types of freshwater fish and prawns are colored beautiful.

Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), mujair (Oreochromis mossambicus), carp fish (Cyprinus carpio), sembilan hitam fish and eel fish (Synbranchus) are among the inhabitants of this lake. The rainbow fish (Melanotaenia ayamaruensis) is one of the most beautiful fish. Travelers will see the selingkuh shrimp (Cherax albertisii) if lucky

C. albertisii are freshwater prawns as endemic species of Papua and have large claws as well as lobsters that live in the sea. This shrimp is very beautiful and one of the animals is very rare in the world.

The main tribes inhabiting around the lake are the friendly Mee, Moni, Wolani and Dani. The tribes speak Paniai and live on agriculture, including sweet potato cultivation, sago harvesting and farming. Paniai Lakes is strand of three beautiful lakes in the Heart of Papua

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Location: East Paniai District, Paniai Regency, Papua.

Complementary facilities: Boat rentals, fishing equipment rentals, stalls and hotels in Enarotali City.

Routes and public transport: Flights to Enarotali Airport. Another alternative is the overland journey from Nabire for 9 hours.

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