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Longwa village lies in India and Myanmar both

By Netpal Travel Bureau

Some families in the village have their houses with their kitchen in Myanmar and the bedroom in India!

Longwa is the largest village of Mon district in Nagaland. The charm of this village lies in its beauty and its unusual geography that leads to many stories. Longwa village lies in two countries: India and Myanmar, as the Indo-Myanmar border passes through it, making one half of it a part of Myanmar and the other of India. Come with us to find out how the residents lead their life while living in two countries simultaneously! 

The best time to visit Longwa is in the winter season between October and March. During this time, the weather is pleasant for sightseeing and to explore the village along with other nearby attractions.  

Longwa village is home to the Konyak tribe. Practices like face tattooing, wearing accessories, headgears, and headhunting were common among the people of this tribe. Konyak people wear a necklace made of brass skulls, and according to a popular belief, it enhances fertility.   

The residents of the village possess dual citizenship and they can cross the border easily without a visa. Some families in the village have their houses with their kitchen in Myanmar and the bedroom in India! And what’s even more intriguing is the fact that the boundary also divides the house of the chief of these villages, who is believed to have 60 wives! The chief of these villages is known as ‘Angh’ and rules over 70 villages, which are in Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar. 

Longwa is a beautiful village with fascinating views of the green hills along with many other captivating sites. Doyang River, Hong Kong market, and Nagaland Science Center are some of the must-visit places in Longwa village, Nagaland. Another interesting but nerve-wracking fact about the place is that the practice of headhunting was prominently performed here by the Konyak tribe until the 1960s when it was banned by the authorities.  

Veda Peak, Shangnyu Village Chenloisho Village are the places to visit near Longwa. 

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