The Thembang Village is a 12th century old fortified village and a nominee of UNESCO World Heritage Site and the community is known to respect and sustain the ecological richness here. Thembang Village, located within the Thembang Dzong (Fort), sits at an altitude of 2300m. The construction of the Dzong and its gates follows the tradition the Monpa people, which includes composite stone masonry and wood architecture. Ornamental features include carved stone blocks, mani walls (stone walls with prayers engraved on them), traditional wood carvings, paintings and manuscripts, etched as murals and graffiti along the houses and ancient ruins.It is surrounded by the majestic beauty of lush green hills, steep gorges and snow-clad peaks.The area adjacent to Thembang is rich with biodiversity and a wide variety of wild animals, including rare species such as Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear and birds found in this region are Blood Pheasant, Monal, Tragopan Etc. The locals of Thembang respect the ecological richness and have incorporated its aspects in their socio-religious practices.