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Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street(八廓街) is the center of Lhasa. It is the most well-preserved street in Lhasa. Barkhor Street is the gathering place of Tibetan religion, economy, culture, national arts and crafts where tourists must go if they arrive at Lhasa.

Barkhor Street is circular, as if a giant clock, the splendid Jokhang Temple is the bell axis. It is not in the shape of naming streets, but the transliteration of the Tibetan "Barkhor", meaning a street around the Jokhang Temple (built in the mid-seventh century). The circumambulation and Majiami pub are main attractions on Barkhor Street. Tsangyang Gyatso had wrote beautiful poems in Majiami.

For Tibetan Buddhists, walking around the Jokhang Temple (called "turning") to show worship to Sakyamuni Buddha in the Jokhang Temple. Barkhor is polygon ring composed of Barkhor East Street, Barkhor West Street, Barkhor South Street and Barkhor North Street North. The circumference of about more than 1000 meters. There are many crossroads on the street.

After the 15th century, the Jokhang Temple became the center of the spread of Buddhism. Monks have appeared around the hostel, religious schools, and small temples. Many Buddhist devotees moved around the Jokhang Temple to live there, the street gradually emerged a large number of houses, shops, hotels, handicraft workshop and other facilities.

The yellow-story house where Lhasa "Majiami" bar lies, according to legend, it is the place where Tsangyang Gyatso met with Majiami and wrote the famous poem "on that oriental hilltop." Majiami pub is a very artistic bar whose walls was plastered with paintings, photography and crafts. There are Kafka, Eliot and others writers’ original books on bookshelves.

Add: Chengguan District, Lhasa City
Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: Any time



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