Kekar Monying is a picturesque mountain cliff which possesses a historical significance. During the year 1911, the Adi tribals fought boldly against the British at this very spot. Matmur Jamoh, a resident of Yagrung village had assassinated a British officer named Noel Williamson in 1910. Therefore the British wanted to avenge his death by declaring war against the local residents of the place. Williamson was killed in Komsing village, which is located on the left bank of Siang. Near Siang, a stone epitaph containing the name of Williamson is present near Siang. Gomsi, which is situated near Rani village is a beautiful area which is utilized for cultivation and is yet another historical site of East Siang district. In the year 1996, a group of archaeologists headed by Shri T. Tada, conducted some excavations at Gomsi site. Their excavations helped discover some remnants of the glorious past of the Pre-Ahom period associated to this place. A rectangular canal is existent at this site, which measures about 3.5 metres in width, and also a pond which measures 38 X 36 metres. The canal area consists of a mound which is composed of bricks of about 13 sizes.
Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary
Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary is based about 13 km away from the region of Pasighat. Visitors must take a cruise through Siangby River with the aide of country boat in order to reach this beautiful sanctuary. Several species of migratory birds like hornbills, cranes, water fowls, wild ducks and stork can be noticed here during the months of September till February. Buffaloes, wild elephants, deers and other animals are also present in the sanctuary. If tourists are lucky, they can enjoy occasional sights of tigers.
Pangin is located nearly 60 km away from Pasighat and is linked by a road at the intersection of the Rivers Siang and Siyom. The green waters of Siang River and the blue waters of Siyom River meet near Pangin and the beauty exuded by this region is quite breathtaking.
Other Tourist Attractions of East Siang District
Apart from the above mentioned tourist attractions, East Siang district is also home to numerous other thrilling tourist destinations. Rare herbs and plants of medicinal importance are also present here. The regional inhabitants of East Siang district celebrate traditional festivals like Pime, Etor, Mopin, Ali-Aye Ligang and Unying-Aran. Dances like Tapu, Ponung, Gumrak Soman, Yakjong and Delong are performed, wearing bright and attractive costumes.
Ayeng village, Boleng, Ranaghat at Pasighat, Yambung and Rottung are amongst the other wonderful tourist spots located here. Pasighat and District Museum run by Research Department and J.N. College, Craft Centre are also some significant centres which are visited by a number of visitors to East Siang district.
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