Tai-Phakial Village

Namphake Village is the largest of the Tai-Phakial villages in Assam, boasting of 70 odd families, who trace their ancestry to the great Tai race. The village folk speak a dialect similar to the language in Thailand and still follow the traditional customs and dress code of the great Tai race. The hamlet is also home to the Namphake Buddhist Monastery, one of the oldest and most respected Buddhist Monasteries in Assam. The villagers are Buddhist in religion and have a distinctive script. The monastery has a few well preserved manuscripts of their religious scriptures written in Tai-scripts.