Sauwandarek Village, a Paradise of Endemic Bird Habitat of Papua –  This tourist destination located in the western part of the Waisai area, has a variety of cultural beauties and stunning natural panoramas. Not only known as a village with stunning underwater beauty, Sauwandarek Village also has a variety of interesting cultural and social uniqueness.

With a variety of beautiful panoramas and unique coral reefs, Sauwandarek Village, located on Mansuar Island, Raja Ampat Regency, offers a variety of natural and cultural enchantment that can add to the exoticism of Raja Ampat.

Although it no longer has a cave that can be used as a bridge between Yenawyau Lake and the sea, this tourism destination is still widely known due to its stunning natural scenery and myths that have circulated in the community.

Well, people in this area believe that for visitors who are able to see and encounter white turtles, then those visitors will get good luck.

In addition, you can also visit the pier, which is 25 kilometres from the lake, where you can enjoy the natural scenery and see the almost endangered endemic bird of Papua, the Maleo Waigeo.

For those of you who are interested in visiting Sauwandarek Village, then you can use land transportation or by sea transportation to reach Sorong City. After you start your journey from Sorong City, then you can go your journey on to Waisai known as the capital of Raja Ampat Regency.

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In getting to Waisai, you can use a speedboat or a government ship, where this government ship takes 4 hours to get to the next point.

When you visit Sauwandarek Village, you will find and feel a strong traditional atmosphere so that you will find various architectural houses made of wood, and have roofs made of straw and leaves.

In addition, you will also find various handicrafts of bags and hats made of sea Pandan leaves, where this craft is a creative economic activity made by women in Sauwandarek Village.

Besides being able to enjoy various stunning natural panoramas, you can also see various marine life such as mini seahorses, mantis shrimp, mandarin fish, blue ring octopus, yellow tail, and snapper that you can find by doing diving activities in Sauwandarek Village.

Although it only has a population of about 179 people, Sauwandarek Village is able to offer a variety of amazing natural and cultural beauty so as to attract the attention of tourists and local people to visit this tourist destination. 

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