Pacific Games 2015 Sport

National Parliament | Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

The impressive Parliament Haus was officially opened in 1984 with Prince Charles on hand. The main building in the style of a Maprik (or Sepik-style) haus tambaran, while the attached, circular cafeteria building follows Highland design principles.  The façade is quite stunning, with a mosaic featuring unmistakably PNG motifs.

The cavernous lobby is entered through doors whose handles are stylised kundu drums (an hourglass-shaped drum with lizard skin). Inside, a towering wood carving represents the four regions of PNG, while several glass displays showcase the nation’s wondrous insect life including the native Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing (the world’s largest with a 30cm wingspan).

Photography inside Parliament Haus is forbidden. There’s often a guide on hand to explain the building’s design and interior elements.

It’s possible to visit the chamber and witness parliament when it’s sitting. A taxi from Boroko costs about K25 or K30 from Town.

Location:              Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Address:              Independence Dr, Waigani

Phone:                 +675 327 7377

Price:                    Free Admission 

Opening Hours:    8am-noon & 1-3pm Mon-Fri

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