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Drakgo Karni

Feature Types: Stupa; gate; Other official building

This group of three stupas (mchod rten), located in the small gap between Marpori and Chakpori mountains just below and to the west of the Potala, constituted the western gate of Lhasa. Passage into and out of the city from the west ran directly through the middle of the central stupa.

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