A 40-foot high multi-hued memorial, Tawang War Memorial is dedicated to the war heroes (soldiers of the Indian Army) of Sino-India war that took place in the year 1962. Also known as Namgyal Chorten, the structure is similar to the design of a huge stupa. Overlooking the Tawang-Chu valley, this memorial was constructed to remember the sacrifices made by the soldiers of the Indian Army. This memorial, placed on a slope, was visited by Dalai Lama in the year 1997. Visitors can spot the names of soldiers (on granite plates), 2420 in number, who sacrificed their lives during the war at Kameng sector. Tawang War memorial is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Arunachal Pradesh.