Tawang Districs:Land of Monpas
Moored high up in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, at 3500 meters aove sea level is Tawang-the beautiful land of Monpas. With sobriquets like : The Hidden paradise or Land of Dawn-lit mountains; this land evokes images of awesome mountain views, remote hamlets, quaint and sleepy villages, Gonpas, tranquil lakes and a lot more. In Tawang, one can have a heavenly tryst with nature at its best and the heady mixture of History, religion and legends.
The area of the district is approximately 2,085-sq-km bordered by Tibet in the North, Bhutan in the southwest and Sela ranges separate West Kameng district in the East. The name Tawang was given by Merak Lama in the 17th century.
The inhabitants of the districts are all of Monpa tribes. The Monpas belong to Mongoloid stock, are well built, and fair in complexion. Their houses are built with stones and timbers. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry are the fundamental means of the Monpas occupation.
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