Bomdila (approx. 2500m) is the head quarter of west Kameng district with a small town spread over a wide ridge, inhabited mostly by Monpas. There are also Shredukpen, Aka (Hrusso), Miji and Bogun tribes. There is a panoramic view of the snow capped peaks including the view of Kangto and Gorichen (the highest peaks of the state) and the good views of Kameng valley. In the middle of the town is the small market. There are many Buddhist monasteries in the area and the most famous one is the Bomdila Monastery or the Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Ling built by Tsona Gontse Rinpoche in 1965. Ethnographic museums are the other things of interest here. The Craft Centre at Bomdila turns out a range of exquisitely designed dragon carpets and the traditional thangka wall hangings, paintings and masks are also available here.