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Barkhor Street

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Located in the heart of old Lhasa, this circular route is the oldest street in the city dating back to the foundation of the Jokhang
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Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500, China
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All reviews prayer wheels shops selling interesting street walk clockwise clockwise direction both sides traditional clothing incense burners t shirts buy souvenirs prayer flags for sale yak butter tea house tibetan pilgrims local culture take your time
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Barkhor Street and found it interesting as there are lots of Tibetan shops selling classical wares. The area is busy, but not so much you can’t walk around easily. Many of the shops and buildings are photogenic, but be very careful - it...More

Thank TrevorCrichton
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Central market place and commercial hop of Lhasa full of shops and restaurants. I enjoyed very much walking leisure around Barkhor Street, especially when accompanied by experiences Tibetan guide. The guide himself lives just in the outskirts of Barkhor Square and knows many Tibetan merchants...More

Thank Maryann T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a shopping street outside Jokhang Temple. A lot of souvenirs and restaurants along the street to attract tourists. Most of them offer the prayer wheels, long-sleeve ‘chuba’ (the Tibetan people’s traditional clothes), Tibetan knives and some religious articles for sale. Furthermore, some shops...More

Thank purisu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved walking around this market to people watch, shop, and eat. There is so many Tibetan locals walking around the jokhang temple everyday to do their daily prayer. I am so amazed at watching people doing their prostration ritual ( which some can do...More

Thank khazuy1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a place just for tourists, it is a place where the buddhist come to pray. Make sure you walk clockwise around the street with the people to show your respect you will see a diverse range of pilgrams from the nomadic Amdo...More

Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although lined (on the outside) with many souvenir shops, the circular Barkhor Street route (it circles Jokhang Temple in the heart of "old" Lhasa) is a constant, continuous pilgrimage route for the devout and the not-so-devout. It especially gets crowded early morning (6:30 am) and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't forget to walk clock-wise and remember which entrance you went in, otherwise you could end up in circles. Many interesting shops and restaurants. Highlight was the local people and pilgrims who made our eyes light up. Beautiful people.

Thank fortonbear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Historical street -Bakhor is a most attraction place for traveler once reach in Lhasa of Tibet ,because this is much magic street and a 13000years history Tibetan tradition bazzar .here you will discover authentic Tibetan culture.

Thank tibetanstravel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The old Town Tibet.... Do thee basic clock wise ora around this area. Lots of photo opportunities and lots of "main land"tourists (when I went). Many food opportunities (including a Burger King) Smile and ask permission before taking pics - its the polite thing to...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 10 September 2018

the Bakhor street is a most crowed pilgrimage path In Lhasa of Tibet ,here you really can feel tradition Tibet lifestyle

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