Places to visit

Ancient Sites of Kokas


Ancient Sites of KokasAncient Sites of Kokas are remains of pre-history sites where you can find drawings on canyons. These drawings show palms and animals which are still clear until now.

These drawings on canyons locally known as Tapuraran, were made using natural materials in red color, similar to human blood. Therefore, the local community often calls them blood paintings.

In several parts, you can find human bones, because ancestors of the local community did not bury dead bodies but placed them by the canyon, inside caves, capes, or under a big tree which was believed to be special or sacred.

To Stay

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Hotel Mariat Sorong

A. Yani Street 1 98414 Sorong

You & Me Hotel

Jend. A. Yani 27 Sorong

Swiss-Belhotel Manokwari

Jalan Yos Sudarso No 8 Manokwari

Aston Niu Manokwari Hotel

Sogun Hill, Block B-3, Street Esau Sesa, Manokwari - West Papua 98315 Manokwari West Papua

Billy Jaya Hotel

Merdeka Street 57 Manokwari

Raja Ampat Dive Lodge

Mansuar Island Raja Ampat West Papua

Aerotel Irian

Jl Moh Yamin SH No 04, Biak, Biak, Indonesia, 98111 Biak

Golden Palace Hotel and Restaurant

Jl Cendrawasih No 32 Ambon, 97582 Ambon

Amans Hotel

Jl. Pantai Mardika 53 A Ambon

Amans Inn

Jl Pantai Mardika No 53B, 97123 Ambon

Manise Hotel

Jl WR Supratman No 1 Ambon

Citihub Hero Ambon Hotel

Wem Reawaru 7B Ambon

To Stay

If you want to stay overnight, there is a simple temporary shelter available in Kokas city center.


The number of inter-city transportations from Fak-Fak to Kokas is very limited. Since no village along the way, public transportations here usually will leave only when all seats are occupied. Alternatively, you can take a rented car for a faster journey to the site.

To Buy

No shop selling souvenirs here. If your lucky, you can find fishermen selling their fresh fish.

Get Around

It will not take a long time to visit all sites. When sea water is high, you can even climb the canyon and see the paintings closely.

Get There

Ancient Sites of KokasThese sites are in Andamata, Fior, Forir, Darembang, and Goras, in Kokas district, Fak-Fak, West Papua .â  To go to Fak-Fak, flights and ships are available on certain days and their schedules are frequently changed every month.
For air transportation, it is easier if you take a flight to Sorong, West Papua first.â  From Domine Eduard Osok airport in Sorong, you can take Wings Air, Merpati Air, Tri M. G Airlines, or Express Air to Torea airport in Fak-Fak for about 45 minutes.

For sea transportation, Ciremai (from Jakarta ), Nggapulu, and Tatamailau are available to take you to Fak-Fak. Most flights and ships usually go to Fak-Fak via Sorong.
To go to the ancient Sites of Kokas, you can take an inter-city transportation from Fak-Fak to Kokas for about 50 kilometers and two hours. From Kokas, you can continue your journey by a rented longboat for about one hour.

To Eat

There are several simple food stalls and shops selling snacks.

To Do

In addition to the drawings, you can also enjoy beautiful sceneries of seas and atols on the way to these sites. Flying albatross is another attraction that you can see here.


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