Wamena

Wamena

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Wamena is a sprawling Indonesian creation with nothing traditional about it, but it’s the obligatory base for any travels around the valley. The population is a mix of Papuans and non-Papuans and the latter run all the businesses. Penis gourds are no longer banned here, as they were during Indonesia’s ‘Operasi Koteka’ (an attempt to force the Dani to wear clothes) in the 1970s, but rarely will you see one being worn.

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