to the Jokhang
Between buildings on the west side of the eastern part of the kora is a narrow alley that leads back to a temple, and a rear entrance to the Jokhang. At the back of the Jokhang, the alley turns north, emerging beside the large prayer wheel. Tibetans always walk the kora in a clockwise direction. This alley is sometimes used as a short cut, when Tibetans want to get to the tromsikang market or other place on the north side of the kora without contradicting the proper religious directions, but don't want to walk the long way round to get to a point just behind them.
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