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Barkhor Street

Introducing Lhasa Barkhor Street, Lhasa Barkhor Street Guide, Lhasa Barkhor Street Travel Guide
Article edited by Cathy

Lhasa Barkhor Street is a small neighborhood with ancient streets and a public square surrounding the Jokhang Temple in the old town of Lhasa. Barkhor Street is the most prosperous business street.

The oldest Lhasa Barkhor Street appeared about 1,300 years ago after the Jokhang Temple was built in 647, attracting thousands of Buddhist pilgrims. Lhasa Barkhor Streets are in religious atmosphere and a symbol of the original Lhasa. Shops offer prayer wheels, chubas (traditional Tibetan clothing), Tibetan knives and religious articles for sale.

Barkhor Street consists of the east Barkhor Street, the west Barkhor Street, the south Barkhor Street and the north Barkhor Street. Here, tourists can appreciate the appearance of the old town, like the red wooden mansion; enjoy rich kinds of local foods, like Qingke alcohol and buy some native handicrafts, like hats, shoes and special jewelries.

Quick Facts on Lhasa Barkhor Street

• Name: Lhasa Barkhor Street
• Location: Chengguan District
• Best Time to Visit: All year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 3-4 Hours
• Opening Hours: All day
• Admission Fee: Free

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