Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Entering Baliem Valley, Papua – Indonesia is like entering a different world. You’ll find an interesting experience regarding the uniqueness, traditions and traditional tribal way of life in the Baliem Valley.
Baliem Valley is home to the interior tribes, known as farmers and warriors. Baliem Valley is surrounded by mountains of 2500 up to 3000 meters altitude, making it fertile agricultural land. The existence of newly discovered Baliem Valley in 1938.
There are three tribes that inhabit the Baliem Valley, in the middle of the Dani, Lani tribe in the west and Yali tribe in the southeast. Each tribe has unique customs and traditions.
“Amazing tribes in Amazing valley!!” said, Ebbie Vebri Adrian
One thing is for sure, and interesting to distinguish the tribes in the Baliem Valley is from Koteka, or penis gourd, sported by the male members.
The men of each tribe tend to the growing of the gourds with the three tribes each cultivating a different style.
The Dani use a long, thin Koteka, the Lani sport a medium sized, wide cannon-like gourd, and the Yali wear the longest of all.
Yes, don’t forget take a Naturist Adventures here. Baliem Valley is paradise – I love the people, I love Koteka. it’s super! I feel sexy when I run with Koteka . Let’s get travel like a local in Baliem Valley!
Happy Green Travels!
Image courtesy of Ebbie Vebri Adrian