All these kora-ers (see Kora Curiosties, below) do inflict a certain amount of wear and tear on the pavement surrounding the kora-ed item.
There is a massive re-paving exercise currently underway around Dege monastery.
Dozens of stonemasons are employed to hand-chisel about 30 parallel grooves into each paving slab, presumably to make them less slippery when wet.
A wise precaution on the part of the Abbot, I think, in these litigious times.
Gosh, the things you learn on 2wheels, eh?
Wonders never cease.