Podmotsa tsässon (a small Orthodox chapel) was built in 1760 and has undergone several reconstructions. Podmotsa village is located on the border of Estonia which is also incidentally the border of the European Union; 100 m across the lake, there is Russia. When the border was still open, a priest from Kulje church on the Russian side came to Podmotsa tsässon together with people from Kulje to celebrate Pentecost. Crosses and icons arriving by boat or raft from the other shore of the bay marked the beginning of the feast.
Podmotsa village represents one of the 21 places in Southern Estonia worth discovering; "Living on the Edge" project recommends discovering those places through the yellow National Geographic windows.