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Barkhor Street, Lhasa

4.5
Historic Walking Area · Landmark
Take a walk along Barkhor Street, which encircles a temple and showcases many different aspects of Tibetan culture. Reputedly the street evolved out of the worn track made by visiting pilgrims in the years following the temple's construction; devotees still perform the ritual circumambulation today, holding prayer rules as they move in a clockwise direction. Varied stalls and shops sit on both sides of the street, selling locally made handicrafts, religious icons, and clothing. Stop for some refreshment at one of the many teahouses, and watch the daily life of the locals all around. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Barkhor Street and many more Lhasa attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lhasa travel itinerary planner.
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  • I really liked this shopping area. Spent time both perusing and purchasing, and also just watching the local people. If you want to take a picture, be sure to ask permission first. The people are.....  more »
  • This is like the shopping belt with lots of local Tibetan shops and also restaurants. Also a place for observing the locals going about their daily lives.  more »

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