The town is the locus of Tibetan culture, architecture and food. Hence, an exploration into this ambience is a must. Tsuglagkhang or Tsuglag Khang, the Dalai Lama's temple, enhances this culture. It is one of the most important Buddhist sites in the town. It has statues of Shakyamuni, Avalokiteśvara, and a statue of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). Many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts, etc. Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs are also available in the numerous shops along the alleys just outside the temple.