District Welesi, Kab. Jayawijaya, Papua Indonesia

The annual Baliem Valley Cultural Festival will be held on August 07 10 2019 in the Jayawijaya district area of Walesi, West Papua. People from the highlands of Wamena and the neighborhood of Baliem Valley come together for three days of celebrations and dancing and together they mark the 30th Baliem Festival. The festival aims to introduce and preserve the values and culture of traditional tribes and to symbolise the high spirit and power that have been practised for generations.

By attending the massive Baliem Valley Festival, visitors will have a rare chance to learn and experience firsthand the different traditions of each tribe participating in the Festival without having to make the difficult trek to their compounds deep in the hinterland of West Papua.