- Chinese Name: 八廓街
- Address: center of lhasa, Tibet, China
- Opening Time:the whole day
- Recommend tour time4-5 hour
- Best time to travel Barkhor Street: from March to October is the suitable month to visit, at that time visitors can avoid rainy season and severe winter.
- Total Area:360 thousand sqm
Barkhor Street, also known as Barkhor Street, belongs to Lhasa, Tibet. It is a thousand-year-old street that can represent Tibetan folk customs. Because of its quaint cultural heritage and long historical tradition, it was shortlisted for the “Top Ten Famous Streets of National History and Culture”. In a narrow sense, Barkhor Street can be understood as a circular turning around the Jokhang Temple. In a broad sense, Barkhor Street refers to a residential area built around the Jokhang Temple. It is a residential area composed of many alleys extending in all directions.
The bustling part of Barkhor Street
The bustling part of Barkhor Street is a circular turning path next to the Jokhang Temple. With the deepening of the religious status of the Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Buddhism believes that taking the Jokhang Temple as the midpoint clockwise is a “turning around” to express respect for the people enshrined in the Jokhang Temple. The worship of the Sakyamuni Buddha statue in the temple made Barkhor Street one of the three major prayer passages in Lhasa. This street integrates sales of Tibetan native products, tourism, representative folk customs, ancient buildings with Tibetan characteristics, etc. It is a good place to visit in Lhasa.
Barkhor Street Video
Barkhor Street Photo
Barkhor Street Tourist Map
Barkhor Street Travel Guide
Tibetan carpets, Tibetan knives, card cushions, aprons, ethnic clothing, ethnic shoes and hats, gold and silver jewelry, and various traditional handicrafts are all traditional handicrafts with strong local style and ethnic characteristics. The Bajiao Street in Lhasa is the most famous small commodity street in Lhasa. It is also an ancient and sacred place in Lhasa. It can be a long time on the Bajiao Street. You can buy souvenirs. Remember to bargain.
You can also taste authentic Tibetan food on Bajiao Street. Tibet’s medicinal materials are well-known in the world. When you go to Tibet, don’t miss to buy or watch Ganoderma lucidum, saffron, cordyceps, Tibetan antelope horn, snow lotus, etc., as well as various energetic compound Tibetan medicines prepared, processed and concocted by lamas and Tibetan medicine secret recipes. In Bajiao Street, you can buy a large album “Tibet” for 180 yuan, and a larger album “Tibetan Buddhist Temple Mural” for 650 yuan. Tips: If you buy a hidden knife, you can’t bring it by plane, nor can it be checked in.