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Lake Yamdrok So, considered sacred by Tibetans. On the road out of Tibet into Nepal. The grazing animals are yaks. In 1987 there were no regular buses, but there were a few independent operators who had teamed up with a couple of guys in Lhasa so you just had to get your name on their list and wait for a bus out.

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Prayer flag sculptures at the top of mountain road passes.

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Prayer Flags

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Prayer flags are printed with Tibetan scripture and hung in auspicious places where the wind slowly shreds the fabric, thereby sending the prayers into the world. Given this bridge over the Lhasa River, you have to wonder if maybe some of the travelers and pilgrims left prayer flags because they were hoping to make it safely across.

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