(Chiefly in Tibet) a Buddhist shrine, typically a saint’s tomb or a monument to the Buddha.
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- Jewels, gold statues of the Buddha and other treasures are often left as offerings in temples and chortens, many of which are in remote areas and are soft targets for criminals.
- Carrying the heavy packs on our backs, we trekked for about four hours, skirting the borders of the village and stopping occasionally at chortens to pray for good crops and the prosperity of the village.
- In the middle of the course is a 16th-century chorten, a Buddhist monument of the kind that dots the landscape all over these parts.