Lhasa Barkhor Street
Located in the center of old Lhasa, Barkhor Street is the oldest street gathering religious, sightseeing, folk-custom and commerce. Barkhor Street enjoys a long history. It was once a street that pilgrims either walk or crawl around the Jokhang Temple since it was first constructed in the 17th century. The alleyways around Barkhor Street extend in all directions just like maze. As a cultural street, Barkhor Street is surrounded by mosque, printing lection yard, nunnery and so on, showing the features of the ancient city.
Along the street are ancient Tibetan houses with strong Tibetan flavor. Barkhor Street is also a marketplace in which visitors could buy many souvenirs relative with the daily life of the locals, such as apron, harmess, snuff, Tibetan quilt, shoes, knife and cap, ghee, sweet tea, air-dry meat, etc. Some are concerned about religious such as Thang-ka, Cupreous Buddha, ghee lamp and so on.
Barkhor Street is the window to understand Tibet, stating the Tibetan history silently.
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