Papua New Guinea Travel Guide

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Papua New Guinea



Papua New Guinea is largely cut-off from the outside world although it was known to Europeans as early as the 16th Century. Much of the country is inaccessible by road and therefore modern developments and relations outside of the country are relatively scarce. Often the only way to reach many parts is by plane or to trek for great distances.


Due to the fact that it has mainly been shielded from the influence of the western world, Papua New Guinea has preserved much of the variety, traditions, and lifestyles of its people.


Over 700 different languages are spoken, a fact that you won’t fail to notice on arrival. It has an extremely diverse terrain that really makes an impression and ranges from palm lined, white sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs to towering mountain. The people of Papua New Guinea generally consider themselves to be more of the Pacific than of Asia.


Tropical with a northwest monsoon from December to March and a southeast monsoon from May to October. There is only a slight seasonal temperature variation




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