Chagpo Ri Rock Carvings

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in Lhasa

This hidden corner of Lhasa features more than 5000 painted rock carvings that were created on the back side of Chagpo Ri over the course of a millennium. Throughout the day, pilgrims perform full-body prostrations in front of the images, while stone carvers at the far end of the courtyard contribute to a large chörten built entirely of the carvers’ mani stones. The best way to visit the area is as part of the Lingkhor pilgrim route.