Tawang is located at a height of 9000 ft above the sea level. The Tawang region is sorrounded by Gudpi and Chong Chugmi mountanin ranges and the water of Tawang Chu River makes this region a natural habitat. The town is an important center of Mahayana Buddhism, and is famous for the architecturally magnificent Tawang Monastery (a Buddhist Temple), about 113 feet long and 80 feet wide which was founded by Lama Lodre Gyaltso in 17th century. It is the second largest Monastery in the world and the largest one of its kind in India. There is a 28 feet high golden statue of Lord Buddha which is worshipped by the people of Tawang. The monastery has a big library having a huge collection of ancient books and manuscripts, and the famous Buddhist scriptures Kangyur and Tangyur inscribed in gold are preserved.
Indo-China border is another important spot in Tawang. Jaswant Garh, Tawang War Memorial, Tawang Craft Centre, Brahma-dung-chung Ani Gompa, Urgelling Gompa are some of the important sightseeing places in Tawang.
Arunachal Pradesh, North east India's remotest state, also known as 'Land of the Dawn-lit-Mountains' is the first Indian soil to greet the morning sun.