You will catch your breath at every turn on your journey through Enga...

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To truly enhance your appreciation of the people and lifestyles of Enga Province is to visit the Take Anda Cultural Center. It's a must! You will be captivated by the stories of how societies have evolved over the centuries in this area and the purpose and significance of distinctly Engan traditional customs and rituals, many of which area still practiced today. The center features years of research by scientists such as Dr. Polly Weisener, with photographs, books and articles by early missionaries and contributions by many local researchers and artists. There are exhibits includind artifacts, wigs, war shields and miniature models of Enga architecture on display. Take Anda is also known as 'Ende Take' which translates to House of Wisdom, and there is an entire wall inside the center featuring Engan lore, a series of ancient sayings which serve as a guide to the morals and values of Engan society. The precinct also contains an art gallery and an artists' workshop where you can witness local artists, creating the renowed Enga sand painting. an art form that is uniquely and distinctly Engan. The Take Anda Cultural Center is located in Wabag Town and is open from 9am to 4pm on weekdays.





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Wander through time and discover Enga's historical pre-Colonial customs and way of life at the Take Anda Museum...

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To truly enhance your appreciation of the people and lifestyles of Enga Province is to visit the Take Anda Cultural Center. It's a must! You will be captivated by the stories of how societies have evolved over the centuries in this area and the purpose and significance of distinctly Engan traditional customs and rituals, many of which area still practiced today. The center features years of research by scientists such as Dr. Polly Weisener, with photographs, books and articles by early missionaries and contributions by many local researchers and artists. There are exhibits includind artifacts, wigs, war shields and miniature models of Enga architecture on display. Take Anda is also known as 'Ende Take' which translates to House of Wisdom, and there is an entire wall inside the center featuring Engan lore, a series of ancient sayings which serve as a guide to the morals and values of Engan society. The precinct also contains an art gallery and an artists' workshop where you can witness local artists, creating the renowed Enga sand painting. an art form that is uniquely and distinctly Engan. The Take Anda Cultural Center is located in Wabag Town and is open from 9am to 4pm on weekdays.





Take a drive to one of PNG's highest lakes,

Lake Ivae, and enjoy the fresh produce and views  at Yaskom Resort-Hotel

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To truly enhance your appreciation of the people and lifestyles of Enga Province is to visit the Take Anda Cultural Center. It's a must! You will be captivated by the stories of how societies have evolved over the centuries in this area and the purpose and significance of distinctly Engan traditional customs and rituals, many of which area still practiced today. The center features years of research by scientists such as Dr. Polly Weisener, with photographs, books and articles by early missionaries and contributions by many local researchers and artists. There are exhibits includind artifacts, wigs, war shields and miniature models of Enga architecture on display. Take Anda is also known as 'Ende Take' which translates to House of Wisdom, and there is an entire wall inside the center featuring Engan lore, a series of ancient sayings which serve as a guide to the morals and values of Engan society. The precinct also contains an art gallery and an artists' workshop where you can witness local artists, creating the renowed Enga sand painting. an art form that is uniquely and distinctly Engan. The Take Anda Cultural Center is located in Wabag Town and is open from 9am to 4pm on weekdays.





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Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Highlands salt trade at the Mulisos Yokonda Salt Ponds and see the  ingenuity of Enga's traditional salt makers.

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Step back in time to the days of the ancient highlands salt trade, which was practised for generations before the arrival of people from the outside world. Witness the ingenuity of traditional Engan salt extraction methods and taste this unique and flavorsome salt produced 2,000 meters above sea level. The salt ponds are an hour and a half by road west of Wabag Town or 45 mins from Yaskom Resort to Yokonada Village followed a 30 min walk past lovely traditional gardens and through a small forest with creeks. You will need to book with local guides. The tour includes a demonstration of salt extraction methods and concludes with a feast of a traditional highlands mumu lunch of local foods slow cooked in an earth oven. CONTACT: Yaskom Lodge ---> Miok Tropical Tours ---> The Traditional Salt Extraction Method The salt is extracted by laying special tree trunks and branches in the ponds. After a period of several months soaking in the salt water, the wood is removed and burnt to ash seperating the salt from the wood. This salt is then wrapped in leaves and traded all around the highlands and down to East Sepik in the north and Gulf in the south.





Bliss out in the tranquility of Kumul Lodge, renowned worldwide for its spectacular birdwatching trails...

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Enga's sand painting art is a contemporary art form that evolved out the workshop at the Take Anda in the late 1970s and early 80s. With a lack of medium such as oil colors, acrylics, canvas and materials, mediums that are readily available from the natural surroundings were used - different colored grains of sand and earth. The new art form caught on and has evolved into a distinctly Enga style. Artist's paint images depicting Enga's traditional stories and way of life. The sand painters train for years as apprentices and you will often see them in the workshop at the Take Anda Art Gallery, alongside the master sand painters who create works for sale and display in the gallery. Watching the sand paintaings being created is mesmerizing, as grains of sand come alive with colour and form through skillful placement on the board by artists.





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Be captivated by the skill and story-telling through Enga's unique sand paintings in the Take Anda Art Gallery.

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Enga's sand painting art is a contemporary art form that evolved out the workshop at the Take Anda in the late 1970s and early 80s. With a lack of medium such as oil colors, acrylics, canvas and materials, mediums that are readily available from the natural surroundings were used - different colored grains of sand and earth. The new art form caught on and has evolved into a distinctly Enga style. Artist's paint images depicting Enga's traditional stories and way of life. The sand painters train for years as apprentices and you will often see them in the workshop at the Take Anda Art Gallery, alongside the master sand painters who create works for sale and display in the gallery. Watching the sand paintaings being created is mesmerizing, as grains of sand come alive with colour and form through skillful placement on the board by artists.





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