grounds around Tsuglag Khang (The Main Temple) include a foot path referred
to as the 'Kora' which many people circumambulate (always clockwise, never
counter clockwise). The hills are quite steep and one can only admire the
stamina of older Tibetans as they climb steadily, often counting mantras
with their prayer beads or spinning their hand held prayer wheels.
At the lowest point in the Kora is Hagay Dree. There are prayer wheels
and small alters for burning offerings of tsampa and incense. The
hills above are lined with hundreds of prayer flags. Each year
on the third day of Losar a puja is held during which all the flags are
replaced. As monks chant down below, people climb poles and trees
on the hill to hang the brightly colored flags.