Highland Tribes Congregate For The Annual Baliem Valley Festival
The Baliem Valley Cultural Festival has been organized annually in the Baliem Valley, home to three Papua interior tribes: the Dani, Lani and Yali tribes. Every year these three tribes gather together at their annual Baliem valley festival dressed in distinctive tribal attire, stage mock battles, perform traditional music and dance, and celebrate with a pig feast. In honor of the 25th anniversary running from August 6-12, 2014, the Wamena district is opening the festival and Papua culture to the outside world to promote awareness and tourism in the Baliem Valley and surrounding districts. Photos by Agung Parameswara.