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There are few English signs (except for the ubiquitous ''No Photo, Ticket needed''), making it somewhat beguiling to understand what you are looking at. '''An English tour''' leaves from the ticket office at 10:15AM and 3:15PM. Though the guide provides decent explanations as they take you though the halls, some may feel the experience is a bit rushed. As you would expect, no photos are allowed inside buildings and the monks outside are camera shy when conducting a ceremony.
 
There are few English signs (except for the ubiquitous ''No Photo, Ticket needed''), making it somewhat beguiling to understand what you are looking at. '''An English tour''' leaves from the ticket office at 10:15AM and 3:15PM. Though the guide provides decent explanations as they take you though the halls, some may feel the experience is a bit rushed. As you would expect, no photos are allowed inside buildings and the monks outside are camera shy when conducting a ceremony.
  
You can explore most of the grounds freely but a '''ticket''' is needed to enter some of the smaller chapels (¥10) or the main halls (¥40), whether you join the tour or not. Even with a ticket in hand the halls may be closed or off limits while a ceremony is being conducted but then they let you come back for free at a later time.  
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You can explore most of the grounds freely but a '''ticket''' is needed to enter some of the smaller chapels (¥10) or the main halls (¥60), whether you join the tour or not. Even with a ticket in hand the halls may be closed or off limits while a ceremony is being conducted. If you prefer to try before you buy, it's not difficult to blunder in for a look without anyone asking for a ticket.
  
 
Some places worth seeking out include;
 
Some places worth seeking out include;
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* <see name="Gongtang Chorten" alt="" address="" directions="Near the river" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="¥20">A newly built golden topped Chorten that you can climb.</see>
 
* <see name="Gongtang Chorten" alt="" address="" directions="Near the river" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="¥20">A newly built golden topped Chorten that you can climb.</see>
  
* <see name="Man Jus'ri Temple" alt="" address="" directions="The rear of the courtyard behind the ticket office" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" >Definitely the most impressive hall with several enormous, elaborately decorated, Buddha statues along the rear wall and a pair of small rooms behind. Pilgrims make a clockwise circuit, stopping to make monetary offerings to brightly coloured yak-butter sculptures and pray to silver Chortens containing living Buddhas. At times the hall may reverberate with chanting monks.</see>
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* <see name="Man Jus'ri Temple" alt="" address="" directions="The rear of the courtyard behind the ticket office" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="¥60">Definitely the most impressive hall with several enormous, elaborately decorated, Buddha statues along the rear wall and a pair of small rooms behind. Pilgrims make a clockwise circuit, stopping to make monetary offerings to brightly coloured yak-butter sculptures and pray to silver Chortens containing living Buddhas. At times the hall may reverberate with chanting monks.</see>
  
 
* <see name="Prayer Wheels" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Lining about half of the minor Kora are brightly painted wooden drums, spun by an endless procession of mainly elderly pilgrims hoping their efforts will be rewarded in the next life. On each corner is a small room housing huge lumbering wheels that ring a bell with each rotation.</see>
 
* <see name="Prayer Wheels" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Lining about half of the minor Kora are brightly painted wooden drums, spun by an endless procession of mainly elderly pilgrims hoping their efforts will be rewarded in the next life. On each corner is a small room housing huge lumbering wheels that ring a bell with each rotation.</see>

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