Tigi Lake in Deiyai Regency, Papua Province
The fact is Papua Province is wide enough to explore. In fact, it consists of tons of lush regions for adventure. For those visiting Deiyai Regency, in this case, they must not miss the chance to visit the most famous tourist allure called Tigi Lake. As the name suggests, this lake is located in Tigi Sub-District and belongs to Bomou Village. For the information, the lake resides in a valley at Diai Mountain! No wonder, the atmosphere is quite refreshing there. Visitors usually enjoy relaxation, sightseeing, photography, and fishing on the site.
Actually, the lake is located between Deiyai and Dogiyai Regency. That means the accessibility is considered easy. The lake resides on 1700 meters above the sea level on a highland. As mentioned before, the atmosphere is refreshing. As for the nuance, it is quite peaceful despite its popularity. The depth is around 150 meters, so it is not recommended for swimming (especially for those who don’t have experience). The next unique feature is the presence of a small island in the midst of the lake. The locals call it Duamo Island, which also becomes an extra tourist allure.
Exploring Tigi Lake
As for tourist activities, visitors usually enjoy relaxation by the lake. They simply find a good spot to relax and sit there while watching the stunning lake together with their families. Somehow, the lake panorama helps everyone to relieve stresses and boredom! In some occasions, several villagers are seen on the site. Most of them are local fishermen who want to go fishing on the lake. Their unique traditional equipment indeed may impress tourists. These include Karawai, Eebaii, gill net, etc.
Due to the abundance of fishes, it is also popular among those who love fishing. Therefore, all tourists should carry a fishing rod while visiting the lake. As an alternative, they can watch local fishermen and buy some fresh fishes from them later. The price is definitely cheaper than those of the market. What about the fish species? Well, the lake is known for its tilapias, eels, carps, mujair, and sembilan hitam. The rare Selingkung shrimp can also be found there! Tourists would be lucky if they can catch some of these shrimps!
What is more? Visitors should spend some money to rent a boat from the locals. They can either use the boat for fishing or getting around the lake comfortably. While the dusk is approaching, it is also recommended to watch a stunning sunset in the afternoon. Some small birds are also seen on the orange sky at the time. What a great nuance to spend a vacation!
- Green Valley
- Damagabata Dua Waterfall
- Weyapigee Memiiwoo
- Duamo Island
- Meeuwo Mountains
How to Get There
First things come first. Tourists need to reach Nabire Regency. From Jakarta City, in this case, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to Nabire Airport would take around 8 hours and 5 minutes. From Nabire, they can take a local transportation service and head to Deiyai Regency right away. The distance is 169 km, so the trip would take about 4 hours and 51 minutes. From Deiyai, the next destination is Bomou Village where the lake is located. The distance is 23.6 km, so this trip may take around 42 minutes or less.
Where to Stay
- Brilian Homestay