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Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street

Seating at the city center of Lhasa, Barkhor Street (Chinese pinyin: Ba jiao jie) is the best-preserved ancient street in Tibet. As one of the symbols of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is a place that combines the religion, economy, culture, and folk craftsman all together. It is also a must-see place for any tourist to Tibet.

Actually, Barkhor Street is composed of a few narrow streets and a square around Jokhang Temple. After the Jokhang Temple was built, more and more pilgrims and locals were attracted to come here and the street was then formed. Even today, you can see local Tibetans selling aweto, perry, Tibetan swords, bracelets, aprons, Tibetan shoes and clothes, and so on and so on. This is the biggest local market for you to explore the local customs of Tibet.