The Potala entrance is reached via Shoi village which is at the southern foot of Marpo Ri. It is a long climb up the hill to the entrance where you are rewarded with your first view of the imposing entrance to the Potala Palace. This takes you into Deyang Shar which is the external courtyard of the White Palace.
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The Jokhang temple also known as Tsugilhakhang is a revered religious structure in Tibet. The Nangkhor kora encircles the inner precincts of the Jokhang and the Barkhor traces the outskirts of the Jokhang. This Tibetan man and his friend were doing a kora at Jokhang temple but were stopped by curiosity as to what we were taking photos of
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Each day at a set time young monks of Sera Monastery hone their debating skills and knowledge about the buddism. The monk standing claps loudly as he challenges those sitting with a question on aspects of the buddist faith, the head monk listens in to see how his protégés are handling the questions and challenges.
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