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Barkhor Street, Lhasa

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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Lhasa holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Barkhor Street and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • You can sit in a tea shop and watch the Tibetans doing circumambulation the whole day, it's a wonderful exercise besides earning moksha.  more »
  • Barkhor Street is a magical place showing the original outlook of Lhasa.. Varied shops stand on its both sides and thousands of floating stands are on every corner. Most of them offer the prayer wheel...  more »
  • Worth a look, interesting wares, some amazing art.. Make sure you take the time to watch the people, praying, protestations,  more »

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