Tawang is a mountain town in Asia. India considers it to be part of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is home to the 17th-century Tawang Monastery, a hilltop structure housing a massive gilded Buddha statue. The War Memorial commemorates soldiers who died in the 1962 Chinese-Indian War. Nearby, tranquil Penga Teng Tso lake attracts migratory birds in summer.