Pode Kangtsang


Die-hards can track down this hard-to-find chapel with old murals in the south of the old town. It’s accessed from the south.

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2. Rigsum Lhakhang

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4. Barkhor Square

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5. Gongkar Chöde Chapel

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6. Zhambhala Lhakhang

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