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Lhasa based Tibet Travel Agency TCTS Has Updated Souvenir Shopping Tips for 2014 Tours

November 30, 2013 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

As travelers go on their 2014 tours of Tibet many will find that shopping for unique souvenirs, arts, and crafts is one of the most exciting parts of the trip. Tibet is a paradise for those who enjoy browsing through busy markets and bargaining for the perfect thing to take home.

To help travelers prepare for the ultimate shopping experience on their tour, Lhasa based Tibet travel agency TCTS ( clues travelers in on the most popular items, where to buy them, and how to bargain for the best deal.

What to buy: Visitor favorites include prayer flags, incense, and handmade jewelry that comes in nearly all colors shapes and sizes. Deals can be found on beautifully woven Thangka, religious statues, and Tibetan carpets; if travel group members are planning to purchase higher valued items like these its always a good idea to ask the group’s guide for any advice they might h ave.gI_83082_tibet-weather

Where to buy: Authentic Tibetan goods can be found all over but many will agree that the number one must-see shopping attraction is Barkhor Bazaar. Most Tibet travel itineraries include plenty of free time to explore and shop. For travelers visiting Shigatse, be sure to stop by the Tibetan market. While the selection is smaller prices here are generally lower, this is a good place to buy popular Tibetan goods like prayer flags.

How to bargain: Be sure to bargain for the best price, it’s a normal business practice in Tibet. Not only is it fun for travelers but its also fun for the seller because, for the most part, shops don’t have set prices. Expect to be offered very high prices initially then respond with an offer well below and work up from there. If the seller won’t budge don’t be afraid to walk away but please bear in mind that a few more RMB means more to the seller than it does to most foreign visitors.

Hunting down the perfect souvenir and bargaining for the lowest price possible is a thrilling experience! TCTS encourages travelers to support the Tibetan community by purchasing from Tibetan owned shops; they typically offer higher quality for lower prices. Travelling in Tibet provides shopping opportunities for every interest and budget, be sure to pick up some souvenirs while visiting!

Devin Moore from Denver,Clorado published above new release. In order to spread awareness of Tibet and its people, Devin is happy to share his travel experience with new Tibet travelers. Having traveled to Tibet twice with friends through local Tibet travel agency TCTS’s professional service, Devin highly suggests overseas travel agencies to work with Tibet Ctrip Travel Service ( and bring masses of travelers to support local Tibetan via travel.

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