Situated only few (4, Four) kilometers away from famous Ziro Valley of Arunachal Pradesh, its Hong Village. Its Apatani Tribes, who have a unique lifestyle that focuses on living in harmony with nature. This little valley and its people have much to offer to those seeking beautiful unexplored regions. The Apatani tribe is among the very few tribes in the World that worship nature, mainly Moon & Sun. In 2014, the Apatani Cultural Landscape has been added to the tentative list of World Heritage Site. The people are primarily into farming & famous for the sustainable and efficient methods that they have been following to cultivate rice. There are no farm animals or machines used, instead they focus is on using nature friendly and sustainable methods only.
Almost all the houses in Hong Village (Basti) are traditional. Another unique feature of Apatani tribe is women with facial tattoos and nose plugs. Though, there is no any documented reason about the tradition started, but its no longer followed by the younger generation.
Hong in Ziro Valley is an excellent destination to visit with beautiful Forests, Rolling Hills, Rice Fields & unique culture of Apatani Tribe which has set an example to the World for successful co existence of Man & Nature.