LONGKHUM

As an old Naga saying goes, "a single visit to Longkhum is not enough, for your soul stays behind the first time and you have to return there once for more to get it back". This saying springs from the fact that Rhododendrons adorn the hillocks and the precipices surrounding it, providing an astounding sight during full bloom.

Exquisite ethnic handlooms & handicrafts by the expert craftsmen are also found in plenty there. an animist religion called Limapur still exists in this village, where a few families worship a God called Longlanpa Tsungrem.


CAVES

Fusen kei and Mongzu Ki are two caves that yet remain unexplored by and large Local legends suggest that Fusen kei is about 25 km long.
 

SPRINGS - LEGENDARY AND EXTANCT

Longritzu Lenden, or the river valley of the departed soul, is supposed to contain an underground river; when the ancient Aos died, their spirits would pass through this valley and take a bath in the river; then they would see the fleshless bones on their bodies, and realise that they were actually dead. a flat stone and a hammer still exist there, which was supposed to have been used for breaking the Shizung (giant bean) that was used as soap.

Tangkum Marok (the cup of life) is a spring that is supposed to possess mythical healing powers for the enhancement of life. The water from this spring emerges right through the rock and has a clear and refreshing taste.
 

UNGMA

This is the oldest and the largest of all the Ao villages and the second largest village on Nagaland, next only to Bara Basti of Kohima. Ungma village is located about 3 km from Mokokchung Town. It occupies a unique position in the history of the Ao Nagas, for it is said that the whole Ao tribe founded this village when they first entered the land from their ancestral Home at Chungliyimti (now within the Sangtam Naga Territory). The rich Ao culture and tradition is jealously guarded and practiced bu the villagers even today and the place is considered to be a living museum of the traditions of the tribe.


CHUCHUYIMLANG

Chuchuyimlang is the village of festivals for the Ao Nagas. The Moatsu festival, based on community bonding, takes place here from the first of May till the third. During this period, the villagers expressed their friendship towards villagers by exchanging gifts making new alliances, renewing old ties etc. The tourist village established there is a showcase of this spirit of the villagers in the most natural and uncontaminated manner.

 
 
 
 
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