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Golden Flower on River Myntdu

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-04-21

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Syntu Ksiar meaning Flower of Gold in jaintia Language is a vast stretch of the river bank of Myntdu river where people usually go for picnics and angling, in the vicinity of Jowai which encircles two-third of the Jowai Township. The name literally means Golden Flower. On the banks of Syntu Ksiar along side the river Myntdu, an elegant monument has been erected in honor of the Jaintia patriot- U Kiang Nongbah.

Syntu Ksiar is located at a distance of 4 km from Jowai Bus Stand, this a scenic place located in Jowai town of West Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya. It is one of the lovely places to visit in Jowai and among the famous historical places in Jaintia Hills.

Syntu Ksiar

Syntu Ksiar

According to the legend, the place got its name from a lady called Syntu of 'Iawchibidi' clan. It is believed that the lady was committed suicide by jumping into the river here. After she got drown into the river, a beautiful golden flower blooms in the middle of the river which is said to be very beautiful and cannot be plucked by anybody. Thus, the place got its name from this particular flower which grows here.

The green fields and sunset made a deadly combination. The panaromic view from the top view point can fill anybody heart. A perfect spot to end the day also it is less crowded and serene.It is one of the places around Jowai where tourists come to relax and enjoy their families while basking in the soft sun and cool breeze from the river. There is a beautiful wire suspension bridge and a water harvesting system across the river. There are also several small fast-food joints arond the place where you could enjoy some of the local delicacies. There is no entry fee to visit here.


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