- The impressive, palace-like Provincial Capitol sits on a hillside overlooking the town.
- The 300-m. long Ridjiki Blvd., the town’s busiest, extends to the wharf.
- The imposing, 314-m. (1,030-ft.) high Mt. Bongao is a monkey sanctuary and a sacred place for Muslims and Christians alike. There are two Muslim graves near the summit, including that of Anjaotal, a member of the old royal family. Prayers are said in the four-square meter white cloth-draped enclosure. Take off your shoes before you enter the enclosure. A festival takes place in Bongao during early October and the hillside gets crowded at this time. Birdlife is plentiful, snakes are common (watch your hands and feet!) and many inquisitive and tame monkeys are found on the slopes. The monkeys imitate the movement of people they see. It is believed that a person touching a monkey will die or go insane.To get there, take a 5-km. jeepney ride to Brgy. Pasiagan where there is a trail leading up the hill. It is a hot and tiring 1-hr. hike to the top where there is a good view of coral-rimmed shores and low, wooded Sibutu Island and Simunul Island.
- Sangasiapu Island, located southwest of Sanga-Sanga Island, has a white sand beach and offshore coral ideal for snorkeling.
- The Tawi-Tawi Ethnological Museum is located within the Mindanao State University Sulu College of Technology and Oceanography.