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Lhasa Shopping

Lhasa Shopping

Lhasa offers so many things to visitors that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Tibet has vast and rich variations of local arts and crafts. Tibetan carpets, carvings, local snacks, as well as Buddhist items are available for visitors. Thangka paintings, which are a form of Tibetan scroll painting, are Buddhist paintings and have been popular in Tibet for centuries. Many Thangkas feature charming pictures of the Buddha, or the Wheel of Life. They are very detailed, and extremely colorful. Tibetan Carpets  are hand woven throughout Tibet. Woven with bright colors and beautiful designs, Tibetan carpets are very durable and are beautifully crafted. Tibet metal-work appeals to every visitor who chances to see it. Crafted from gold or silver, Tibetan metalwork is famous throughout the world for its intricacy and uniquely Tibetan features. Normally crafted with Buddhist designs, these ornaments often make use of precious stone such as agate, rubies and sapphires. The best place to purchase Tibetan arts and crafts is at Barkhor Street located outside of Jokhang Monastery. Over 120 shops and 200 individual booths are there for shoppers to peruse.

Be sure to buy whatever practical items you need in Lhasa, before you leave for more remote towns. There are department stores, mostly on Yuthok Lu that will supply your everyday needs. Lhasa Department Store, a general department store, is located on the west end of Yuthok Lu. It is the largest and best known department store in Lhasa. It sells such practical items as cotton clothing, mugs, canned food, towels, and toothpaste, plus local handicrafts. There are also supermarkets in Lhasa.



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