The Mud Man Dance, Asaro Mud Men of Goroka, Papua New Guinea
The Mud Man Dance, Asaro Mud Men of Goroka, Papua New Guinea (Stefano Scata/Photodisc/Getty)


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Away Travel Expert: Matt Link
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TravelExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Many local tour operators can take you to Asaro villages. It's recommended you do not wander the villages alone, out of respect for the people who live there.
  • Before photographing anyone, traditionally dressed or not, ask permission. There may be a small fee to photograph the mudmen themselves.
The tidy colonial highland town of Goroka (pop. 25,000) has a long history of miners, missionaries, and plantation owners, but the area is most famous for its "mudmen." Although traditional dress is less commonly worn nowadays, the Asaro tribe is

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Eastern Highlands
Goroka
Papua New Guinea


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