Rice, the Preferred Staple

Ogyen Choling and it its temperate estates located at altitudes of ranging was beyond the rice growing areas. But Ogyen Choling had estates in the subtropical areas where rice and other produce could be had. Because rice was available in only limited quantities at these altitudes it was valued so highly that it deserved its own storage facilities. A whole room was set aside for the exclusive storage of rice. The large wooden boxes, zodh in this room could hold up to 8-10 tons of grains. For smaller quantities wooden boxes or bamboo containers called yuwa were also used.

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