Living Root Bridge

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Kiran PRam

Living Root Bridge: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India Deep inside Cherrapunji district of Meghalaya, North Eastern India; where Khansi tribe grows bridges joining the secondary roots of Rubber (Ficus elastic) trees over generation. This is an extremely beautiful example of human creativity and respect for natural resources. These bridges are more than 500 years old and still growing and can efficiently support fifty or more people’s weight at a time.

Location: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India


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