Yum bu bla mkhar
Here is a close-up of this magnificent building. Some fifteen hundred years ago Lha tho tho ri was taking his afternoon stroll up there just to be knocked on the head by some sūtra.
That's the newly constructed bus station with the usual tourist rip-offs such as one yuan for the bathroom (raw silk sanitary towels and complimentary Chanel no. 5 included).
The rest of the view is, however, breathtaking (quite literally). The Yar lung valley is lush. It was for the first time I really understood the eulogy of P.t. 1026.
Note the walled area on the left. According to legend this was the first parcel to be worked upon after the self-planting, self-growing grains were gone.
The small stele marks the spot of the first settlement created by the sons of the good monkey and the brag srin mo.
Yonder a small chapel holding the throne of Atīśa.
A view best enjoyed with good friends.
The old man will insist that you offer bsangs to the gods. Don't resist, he's very nice.