Tawang Travel and Tourism Guide

It is said that Tawang was ruled by the Lhomons or Monyuls from 500 BC to 600 AD. The name Tawang means ‘Chosen Horse’. Tawang was historically a part of Tibet and when the 1914 Simla Accord defined the boundary between British India and Tibet, Tawang, along with other territories, was relinquished by Tibet. However, China did not recognise it and the British did not take possession of Tawang, with the Tibetans continuing to collect taxes from Tawang. During the Sino-Indian war of 1962, Tawang briefly fell under Chinese control but China withdrew its troops by the end of the war, which led Tawang to be claimed by India again. The Tawang district was formed in 1989, after it was split from the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.

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