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Barkhor Bazaar Helps Travelers Dive into Tibetan Culture; Lhasa Travel Agency TCTS announces a New Travel Guide

July 24, 2013 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Many travelers have recently been finding the crowded streets of Barkhor Bazaar to be one of Tibet’s must-see cultural attractions! Built in a traditional Tibetan style, the buildings that line the narrow streets are packed with shops catering to locals and tourists alike providing a great opportunity to see every day Tibetan life.

Tibet Lhasa Barkhor streets tourists, famous streets attraction in Lhasa

Tibet Lhasa Barkhor streets tourists, famous streets attraction in Lhasa

The sights, sounds, and smell of incense wafting from giant chimneys enthrall visitors; travelers say Barkhor Bazaar is “foreign beyond imagination” and “the ultimate Tibetan cultural experience”. For travelers planning a trip, Lhasa based travel agency Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) gives a preview of what is in store.

The Barkhor area is among the most important cultural and religious assets of the Tibetan people, it is a Tibet travel destination that cannot be missed. At its heart sits Jokhang Temple, home to the only known image of the Shakyamuni Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, to remain in existence today. Created when he was twelve years old, the statue and other cultural relics of Jokhang Temple are a draw for thousands of pilgrims a year. Pilgrims can be seen walking clockwise around the temple as they spin prayer wheels and chant mantras while others prostrate in reverence. Exploring Barkhor Bazaar while on a Tibet tour can be a fantastic cultural experience that can help travelers gain insight into every day Tibetan life.

Barkhor Street is not only a great place to experience Tibetan culture, but it is also a great place to pick up authentic Tibetan arts and crafts! Alongside shops that cater to locals are shops and vendor stalls selling everything from prayer flags to hand made jewelry; travelers can even search for deals on Tibetan carpets and fine incense. Visitors are encouraged to try out some of the local food, the busiest stalls and restaurants are typically the best! Many hotels that cater to foreign travelers are located in or very near the Barkhor area and after a day of touring Tibet attractions it can be a great place to explore and unwind.

Those looking to dive into Tibetan culture need look no further than Barkhor Bazaar; this is why travelers agree that it is one of Tibet’s must-see cultural attractions. When shopping, travelers will find no shortage of interesting arts and crafts to take home as souvenirs. Even with masses of visitors the every day Tibetan life that pulses through the crowded streets keeps its old world charm strong, making the Barkhor area a unique place. With so much to see TCTS helps travelers build time into their tours of Tibet for exploring and shopping. Now that the travel season is in full swing travelers are encouraged to start planning and book their trip now.

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