Laitkynsew is a charming village located in East Khasi Hills District
. It is about 15 km from Cherrapunji
, the state capital, is 70 km north-east of Laitkynsew.
Laitkynsew is noted for its own innovative bio-engineering implement, the Living Root Bridge. This is perhaps the only one of its kind presently on the earth. It is made of the secondary roots of a tree by stretching it to the other side of the river. The whole process takes nothing short of a long 30 years. There is even a double-decker bridge of this sort a few miles away, but only for those who are ready for an exhaustive trek.