Port Moresby

 

The Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a parliamentary monarchy located in the eastern half of the island of New Guinea. We are in one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. In it we can find more than 800 languages, a huge number of peoples living in a traditional way, thus forming part of the list of mega-diverse countries.

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It is curious how this megadiversity that we find in the country contrasts with the little population of the same one, since it has approximately 7 million inhabitants.

The economy of the country is based on the exports of natural resources, being the mining industry the main economic engine of the country.

Port Moresby is the capital of the country and its more populated city, located in the east coast of the same one. The city was named after the first European to arrive in the area, Admiral John Moresby.

In Milne Bay we find a haven of peace and incredible landscapes. We can visit a great number of uninhabited islands where the coral reefs, the paradisiacal beaches and the leafy forest will make the lovers of the sea and the nature feel amazed.

Vision City MegaMall is the most important and largest shopping center in the country, with more than 45,000 square meters, distributed between 4 floors. It has more than 70 stores of top brands and local shops, a cinema, numerous restaurants and a parking lot with more than 1500 parking spaces.

In Foodworld Waterfront Mall we find establishments more dedicated to luxury shopping and offering a more premium service.

The main craft market in the country is Ela Beach Craft Market. There we can get the traditional crafts of Papua New Guinea. The sculptures made of coral, are one of the goods most demanded by tourists. Also we can find traditional cutlery, musical instruments of the different ethnic groups and the famous wood carvings with forms of animals and plants, in the bank of the river Sepik.