National Parliament House, Port Moresby

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Take time to visit National Parliament House, the country's parliament building that combines old and new architecture. Artistic mosaics grace the building's exterior walls, and inside more displays await. A large wood carving depicts the country's four areas, while glass cases hold insect collections that include huge species and even the native Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Be aware that photography is not allowed within the attraction. To be safe, go with a local guide, as bandits are known to peruse this area. Arrange your visit to National Parliament House and discover more family-friendly attractions in Port Moresby using our Port Moresby online journey maker .
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  • October 3, 2017
    I was in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea last month for business. I took five extra days after finishing my business and enjoyed the town and scenery. The national Parliament house is definitely worth ...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    t has a distinctive style of “Haus Tambaran” in the East Sepik region of PNG. It can be easily spotted from the air. It’s a beautifully decorated building. I visited it many years ago, but recent year...  more »
  • September 3, 2017
    I made the visit on Saturday so the area was closed to the public and could only be visited from the outside, however it is one of the few visits to be made in the city and well worth it.  more »

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Hotels are dotted rather haphazardly throughout Port Moresby, and tend to be somewhat expensive. Several four- and five-star accommodations cluster on the small peninsula also called Port Moresby, but known to locals simply as "Town." The nearby Ela Beach ranks as one of Port Moresby's most scenic areas and a popular recreational spot. The suburb Boroko is most convenient for public transport, but this once-bustling commercial center has lost much of its luster in recent years. Most hotels will arrange pick-up and drop-off from the airport.
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