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Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
Located in the old area of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor Street also called Bajiao Street is an old and traditional shopping street in the center of Lhasa.

Barkhor Street is not only a very ancient round street,but also a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble and a place to which a visit must be paid. Barkhor Street is a magical place showing the original outlook of Lhasa. The street was paved by hand-polished stone boards. Though it is not broad, it accommodates thousands of tourists every day.

Barkhor is the road on which pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. Buddhist pilgrims walk by body-length kowtow along the street clockwise every day into deep night.

Barkhor Street is also a marketplace where shaggy nomads, traders, robed monks and chanting pilgrims join together. Shops and stalls sell printed scriptures, cloth prayer flags and other religious vessels, jewelry, Tibetan knives and ancient coins etc.

Traffic:

As the street is just located in the downtown, you can walk there casually.

DCT Tips:

You should walk in a clockwise direction along the street.

It is better not stay too late in the street. Because there are many lanes there, it´s easy to lose your way in the evening.

Different vendors may sell the same thing at different price. So you´d better ask several vendors and get more information of the articles. Of course, you should also know how to bargain with them.

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