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West face of three reliquary monuments comprising Western Gate of Lhasa. Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 1999.

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Resource #: 69619 (URL for reference)

Collections: Lhasa

Location: Drakgo Karni, Lingkor, Tsekor


by Jessica O'Leary

The Western Gate of Lhasa, Bargo Kakling (bar sgo bkag gling), as seen from the west. The gate is comprised of three reliquary monuments, or chöten (mchod rten). People and horses can be seen passing through the center monument, which serves as the actual gate.

Associated Resources

Resource type: Image

Photograph Date: 1940-1941

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