|The beguiling moves of the Ponung dancers, the haunting love songs of the time gone by, the melodies of yaksa (Adi sword) simply spells magic. It is the land of mighty Siang and indigenous hanging bridges. Round cane rings, swinging strings, shattered wooden pavements dangling above the mighty Siang makes it a picture perfect moment of thrill and adventures.
EAST SIANG at an altitude 155 m, Longitude 94°42’E - 95°35’E, Latitude 27°43’N - 29°20’N involving an area 4’005 Sq. Km with a population of 87’430 along with West Siang district was the part of a single district Siang which was bifurcated on June 1 1980 to carve out East Siang and West Siang districts. It is the oldest district of the state, with its beautiful hillside and majestic valley, this area comprising lofty green hills has something celestial and astonishing to offer. Bos Frontalis is a sacred animal without it any social activities are incomplete. The exemplary Kebang deals with all kind of internal disputes within the society. Polygamy is acceptable, dowry by bridegroom is compulsory. Festivals are integral part and folk dances most important. Multi colored festivals animates the atmosphere during the festive season. The ethnic handlooms and handicrafts are the hall mark of the tribes. The main tribes are the Adi’s (Pasi, Padam, and Minyong etc.), Galo, Mishimi, and Mishing.
The pleasant waterfall graces the mountains cliffs, chills the vicinity. The musical tumbling sound of the water, the cool breezes procreating from the water fall dips down the temperatures. The songs of the birds, the fragrances of the forest after the rains are simply overpowering. Residing in the proximity of the Siang, habitation based on the hillocks makes life tough but the tradition of generation inspires to survive on those inaccessible terrains.