Barkhor Street the circumanbulation and commercial center of Lhasa

Barkhor Street Lhasa Tibet
The Barkhor Street is now a busy market located in the old area of Lhasa City. It shows traditional Tibetan houses and the believers make their circumanbulation around the Jokhang Monastery. Here, you will discover unique art of Tibet from varied shops.

Circumanbulation

Three paths for prayers consist of the circumanbulation around the Jokhang Monastery. One of them is now a busy Barkhor market. Pilgrims, however, still use this lane for their circumambulation, and they turn prayer wheels. For travelers who venture there, it's pretty impressive to see these devotees lay on the ground every three steps.

Traditional Tibetan Area

But Barkhor has significantly expanded and it now includes other Tibetan traditional neighborhoods. It is a unique place that provides an opportunity to admire the homes of Tibetan nobility, as the streets are very popular for pilgrims from all over Tibet and local residents. With respect to finding a place of Han Chinese influence, it is in this heart of Lhasa where Tibetan life is at its best. In this lively neighborhood, a market is also installed to sell all kinds of items for praying or adoring traditional Tibetan culture.

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