Living root bridges are a form of tree shaping not unusual within the southern part of the Northeast Indian nation of Meghalaya. They are home made from the aerial roots of rubber fig trees Ficus elastica by using the Khasi and Jaintia peoples of the mountainous terrain alongside the southern a part of the Shillong Plateau. Root bridges have additionally been found inside the Indian country of Nagaland. Living Root Bridges have additionally been built in Indonesia at Jembatan on the island of Sumatra, and inside the banten Provence of Java, by means of the Baduy people.
The Khasi humans do not recognise when or how the way of life of residing root bridges begins The earliest written document of Sohra's Cherrapunji's living root bridges is by using Lieutenant Henry Yule, who expressed astonishment about them in the 1844 Journal of the Asian Society of Bengal. Living root bridges are recognized to arise inside the West Jaintia Hills district and East Khasi Hills district. In the Jaintia Hills, examples of Living Root Bridges can be observed in and around the villages of Shnongpdeng, Nongbareh, Khonglah, Padu, Kudeng Thymmai and Kudeng Rim.