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Tuensang

Tuensang District is the largest and the eastern most district of Nagaland, a state in North-East India. Its headquarters is Tuensang. Tuensang is one of the original three districts, along with Mokokchung district and Kohima district formed at the time the state was created. Over the decades, the district has gradually diminished in size with the carving out of Mon, Longleng and Kiphire districts from it.

The district derives its name from the village that is situated in the vicinity of the headquarters of the district. Five different tribes inhabit the picturesque land, interspersed with gorges, ridges, hills and valleys. The tribes of Sangtam, Khiamniungan, Phom, Chang, Yimchunger and Sumi inhabit the district of Tuensang. The different customs and practices of the tribes are representative of their tradition. One of the important districts of Nagaland, Tuensang lies at a distance of 269 kilometers from the capital city of Kohima from where regular buses ply to the district of Tuensang via Mokokchung and Wokha.

Places to visit :

Noklak Village : Two hours drive through a picturesque landscape will lead you to Noklak, a typical village situated on the borders of Tuensang District. It is inhabited by the Khiamniungan tribe and is popular for its cane work, handicrafts and artefacts. The village is visited by many travellers during the tribal festivals, to see the local art forms.

Changsangmongko : The village of Changsangmongko lies between Tuensang and the Hakchung village. According to a traditional story, it is believed that the place is referred to as Changsang and the Chang community settled here. The Chang legend states that the living creatures emerged from a big hole in the earth.

The village is renowned for a raised platform named Mullang, established by the Chang ancestors. It represents the progress and prosperity of mankind. As per folklore, the platform was transformed into a public court during the evolution of the world.