"While the world famous Tawang Monastery attracts tourists in the state's western part, Buddhist town Mechuka in the north and the Golden Pagoda including famous pilgrimage Parsuram Kund in the east have been the cynosure of all eyes," Tuki said before paying his obeisance to the 2,568–year-old relics of Buddha which arrived at the Pagoda on Wednesday.
Tuki said that with several infrastructure projects in this part of the state coming up including the Trans-Arunachal Highway and railway connectivity to Tezu, the headquarters of Lohit district, besides close proximity to the airport in Assam's Dibrugarh district, religious tourism would thrive.
While appealing to the people not to leave any stone unturned in preserving the uniqueness of the Golden Pagoda, Tuki said with the arrival of the relics, the place had turned in to a holy land of Lord Buddha.
Exposition of the relics for the public began today with the Chief Minister paying his obeisance after being administered Panch Sheel (five golden principles of Buddha) by the monks of the Hinayana sect of Buddhism.


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