Do’s and Don’t in Monastries.

  • Remove your shoes when entering a temple or monastery and avoid smoking and wearing scant dress in religious settings.
  • Do walk around Stupas clockwise, so that the outer walls are always on your right. If you encounter a stone wall covered with Tibetan inscriptions, do the same: Walk past with the wall on your right (and don’t take any of the stones).
  • Kissing and hugging especially between men and women are strictly prohibited.