Where is Barkhor Street in Tibet?

Located in the old city of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is famous for its pilgrim circuit and lively market. With a history of more than 1300 years, the historical site now is the most prosperous shopping street around the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa and the most popular bazaar among travelers. Barkhor Street is about 1000 meters in circumference. In the beginning, there was just a pilgrim circuit, after centuries of development, the ancient street has become a large area of old buildings surrounded the Jokhang Temple.

Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street preserves the original style of the old city of Lhasa. The road of the street is paved with stones polished by hand. The old buildings on the two sides of the road are well kept. There is a large censer which is cloaked in incense day and night in the center of the street. More than 120 shops of handicrafts and 200 stalls which sell more than 8000 kinds of local specialties are located there. You can find the most representative things in Tibet like the figure of Buddha, prayer wheel, Tibetan knife, highland barley wine, and Thangka. Besides, some goods from India, Nepal, Burma, and Kashmir could also be found there.

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