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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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  • Such an amazing experience. You can just sit and people watch all day. Wonderful shops and sights to see. Don’t miss in when in Lhasa  more »
  • I saw the dedication of the people to their faith here. It was such an honor to witness what I saw there.  more »
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