Mariyang is the homeland of Padam, Pasi and Millang communities located at 52 KMs from the district headquarters, Yingkiong. It is also accessible via Pasighat – Ranaghat road, crossing the river Siang by boat. It is situated at a hillock overlooking the confluence of the river Yammeng and Yamne. Apart from scenic beauty, one can go and see the Damro village, which is known to be the largest village of Upper Siang (10 Kms from Mariyang). Pekimodi, which is famous in Adi folklore is 34 Kms away from Mariyang. The Padams, Millangs and Pasis have a rich traditional culture. Solung a festival is celebrated in the month of September. During this festival, a traditional dance form namely Ponung is performed by the village belles.
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