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Wayag, Raja Ampat

Sunrise from the top of Mount Pindito in Wayag, Raja Ampat, West Papua, with gorgeous iconic lagoon view. The world’s richest reefs or the “kingdom of coral” are some names given to Raja Ampat, it’s a name well deserved as the Raja Ampat islands encompass over four million hectares of land and sea o the far northwestern tip of Papua. It consists of approximately more than 600 islands, including the four largest: Waigeo, Batanta, Salawi, and Misool (also known as Butanme). The Raja Ampat name (meaning four kings) comes from the period when the region was under the in uence of the North-Moluccan sultanates of Ternate and Tidore, who ruled Raja Ampat for a period of at least 400 years. Photo by Ahmad Zamroni

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Ahmad Zamroni