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Thousand Temples, Misool

Thousand Temples in Raja Ampat

A mystical journey through Misool’s breathtaking karst landscape

Information about Thousand Temples

Nestled in the heart of Raja Ampat, Misool's Thousand Temples is an extraordinary site renowned for its stunning karst formations and serene beauty. This mystical destination, named for its myriad limestone islands resembling ancient temples, offers an unparalleled experience of nature's grandeur. The labyrinthine waterways weave through emerald-green waters, creating a surreal and tranquil atmosphere.

Visitors can explore these remarkable rock formations via kayak or small boat, getting up close to the intricate details of the limestone structures. The area is a haven for photographers and nature enthusiasts, with opportunities to capture the unique geological formations against the backdrop of lush vegetation and clear waters. The Thousand Temples is not just a visual feast but also a peaceful retreat, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the natural splendor of Misool.

While primarily a non-dive site, the Thousand Temples' proximity to Misool's renowned dive spots makes it a perfect addition to any liveaboard itinerary. Non-divers can enjoy hiking, bird watching, and discovering hidden lagoons, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone.

Interesting facts about Thousand Temples

Getting there: The best way to explore the Thousand Temples is by liveaboard, ensuring easy access to this remote and stunning location. Alternatively, you can fly into Sorong and take a boat from there.

Best time to visit Thousand Temples: The ideal time to visit is during the dry season from October to April, when the weather is pleasant and the waters are calm, enhancing the experience of navigating through the karst formations.

Exploration Activities: The Thousand Temples offers a variety of activities including kayaking, bird watching, and hiking. The intricate waterways and hidden lagoons provide endless opportunities for adventure and photography.

Our liveaboard trips: Several of our liveaboard vessels include visits to the Thousand Temples as part of their itineraries, often combined with dives at nearby Misool sites like Magic Mountain and Boo Windows. Trips typically last 7-10 days, offering a comprehensive exploration of the region.

A little known fact: The Thousand Temples is so named because the limestone formations resemble ancient temples rising from the sea, creating a mystical and otherworldly landscape that is truly unique to Misool.

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