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The wall is topped with 100 stupas.
The surviving temples: others were destroyed during the Stalin era.
The Golden Stupa, against a looming sky.
Exterior and interior are richly decorated in the Chinese style.
Many statues of the Buddha are the focal points of the interiors. These are just a few.
Pillars and walls are covered with ornate symbolic decorations.
Offerings of money are piled in front of yak butter sculptures.
Across the road from the monastery parking lot is a row of shops, including a stand at which visitors may pay to have their photos taken with eagles.