Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation and practised here. The centre, surrounded by lush forest and sitting atop the Lal Pahad (red hill) provides an atmosphere of solitude ideal for meditation. It can also lay claim to one of the tallest statues of Buddha in the area. Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind.
The Buddha Vihara is located in the historic town of Chongkham. This place is a solace to mind and is ideal for meditation in front of Buddha statue that surrounds the inner core of the vihara. Chongkham is a beautiful place to visit, situated on National Highway 52. The Tai Khampti Singpho museum in the campus of the Arunachal Pali Vidyapith is a must visit place to get a glimpses of Khampti and Singpho culture and Traditions.
Empong monastery is considered by the local people as ‘Ti Met’ (holy place) as it is believed that the statue installed in there has special powers. The story goes that long time ago an innocent villager sometimes used the statue of Lord Buddha as guard to keep an eye on the rice grains drying in the sun and drive the birds away. It was noticed that whenever this was done, no birds came near to feed on the rice grains and rice stock remained intact. A visitor to the village noticed this, considered it to be the miraculous working of the statue, brought it back and installed it in the Empong monastery. Believers visit the place to have their wishes fulfilled and hundreds flock here during the Sangken Festival every year. The sleepy village of Empong under Chongkham circle has another draw to it. It is believed that childless couples come here to the monastery to pray for their wishes and have had it fulfilled.
Situated in the banks of River Teang, Kongmu Kham at Tengapani is a sight to behold. The splendid golden pagoda built in the Thai/Burmese style sits majestical amidst a beautiful landscaped garden surrounded by lush greenery and exudes peace and serenity. Within the golden pagoda is housed a beautiful gilded statue of Buddha which is modelled on the kala Buddha of Nalanda archive.
The area also houses a centre for cultural research of the Tai Khampti-singpho tribes, a library and a monastery. Nearby is a tourist resort which provides accommodation in the form of individual villas and dormitories. Guest can enjoy the view of the beautiful golden pagoda from here and visit the nearby areas.
Located in the heart of Namsai town, this pagoda was the first prominent structure to come up in the area. It is situated inside the Pariyati Sasana Buddha Vihara, Namsai and surrounded by beautiful temples in the vast compound along with other delightful structures.
Last Modified : 8/5/2021