Purang: Day 7 (elevation 3930M / 12893FT)
July 9, 2010, 8:28 am
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We spent our first night in Tibet in Purang (also known as Taklakot), just a short drive from the Nepal-Tibet border.  It was a stop to indulge in the delights of a hot shower, laundry service, and a hotel bed (wonderful even if the sheets hadn’t been changed in recent memory). 

We did take a brief trip out of the city to Kochernath Monastery.  Though I couldn’t take any pictures of the beautiful statues inside the temple (the most wonderful of which was a very old, self-arising image of Manjushri), here are a few from my wanderings around the perimeter:

Here are two nice young ladies that were doing some repair work on the roof.  Conversation with them was a bit muffled as you can see:

And the monastery complex was guarded by tiny armed children:

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