It is located between Tuensang and Hakchung village. According
to the Chang legend, it is said that their ancestors lived in
this place “ Changsang” during the creation of the universe. It
says that human existence on earth started when man emerged from
a big hole in the earth.
It was believed, once a great big hole was opened in the surface
of the earth, and from there all the living creatures came out.
But the door of the hole was opened only for a limited period,
after which it was closed for eternity. Thus, each and every
moving creature both male and female had walked out of the hole.
It was a time when man and animals lived together and had a
common medium of communication and culture. They lived on the
beautiful hills; mountains, valleys and rivers covered the
tender plants and pastures. They thought that the place they
lived was the whole world, and that the earth was flat. Fresh
water flowed from their sources and all living creatures enjoyed
drinking water from it. As such both animals and birds moved
around it. There was no class distinction between the birds,
animals and humans. They lived together, at common fruits and
drank from the same river. They had good relationship among
themselves and did not know what was good or evil. The living
things had no proper limbs or wings in the beginning and were
innocent. Such was the stage and state of affairs, for which
this generation was known as ‘Moyangyangabu Muthen’ in Chang
dialect, which means the senseless stage.
According to oral and traditional story, the Chang settled at
this place ‘Changsang’ and it was the first named village for
Changs. There at the center of the village they constructed a
platform called ‘Mullang’. It was a platform of progress and
success that became the public court and all the major issues,
and cases were conducted there. And the decisions or judgment
delivered from this platform became the final order.
There on the west of the village are situated two stones, known
locally as Long Akang Threla; according to legend, these two
living stones, who were friends, used to visit Longthüroh or
Longterok. they were worshipped by the villagers and even
neighbouring enemies went weak when they came across them while
headhunting. The village of Tsadang is situated just 4 km away
from Tsongliyangti / Chungliyangti.
Six stones - is situated at Chungliyimti 57 kms from Tuensang.
According to Ao legends and beliefs, the initial of the Ao
ancestors have emerged from Longtrok. This spot also offers a
beautiful view of the towns on hilltops scattered over the
The Circle head office is only 36 kms from Kiphire. From here it
takes two days of trekking to reach Saramati peak which is a
part of which falls in Myanmar (Burma).
Chilise is situated in Thonoknyn area is another village of
importance from the historical point of view because it has been
the scene of the last headhunting till August 1978. In 1962,
some thirty heads of this village were hunted down by others out
of doubt that their heads have been hunted by this village. The
doubt might be true, though it could not be proved.
Changsangmonko is believed to be the spot where all living
organism first appeared on the face of the earth. the importance
of these two villages lies in the records of legend and history.
The Living Stones of Tuensang
Tsongliyangti, Chungliyangti or Chungliyimti Replete with
legends of the exploits and stories of the Nagas when they lived
as one bug family, Chungliyimti is dispersed with marks of the
past. Longthüroh (Longtrok) or the legendary six stones, lies
here in the midst of other ancient historical objects of the
Tsongliyangti / chungliyangti civilisations. the Sangtams
consider the stones as representations of their ancient holy
Gods that gave birth to other stones and moved from one place to
It is about 3841 metres above sea-level, it is the highest peak
in Nagaland, is located in this division. It remains snowcapped
It is situated at an elevation of 896.42 metres above sea-level
at a distance of 254 kms from Kohima. It is the home of the
Sangtams, Yimchungers and Semas and Phoms.