GAMES & AMUSEMENTS

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» East India
» Arunachal Pradesh
Location: 180-km From Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh
Also Spelt As: Towang
Main Attractions: Tawang Monastery, Losar Festival, Torgya Festival, Pangang Tso Lake, Jaswant Garh
Best Time To Visit: April To October

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A MAsk of Tawang , Arunachal PradeshThis is the most popular and loved game of the area and is played especially during the Losar festival (New Year), which normally falls in the month of Febuary or March. The bows and arrows are made of bamboo and the targets; each measuring about fifteen inches by 30 inches is kept at the end of the range, which are usually 100 metres in length. During the break, the participants enjoy local beer and snacks.

MAHJONG
Mahjong is a very popular game activity in Tawang. Its a Chinese game played by four persons with small tiles in which the players pickup and discard tiles until one of them has a winning combination.

SHO (DICE)
Sho is very popular game played by three people at a time. It is played by using two dices, which are shaken in a wooden bowl, which is then upturned on a leather strap with a loud thump. The score is kept using small seashells.

The other popular games and sports of the area include 'Lai' (Shot Put), Bullfight and Thibi.



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