Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street is the ancient street centered on the Jokhang Temple. The Tibetan people are here to worship Buddha. Most of the streets retain the style of the ancient streets. If you want to know about the traditional Tibetan style, just go to the Barkhor Street. Leaving the main road, all the lanes of Barkhor Street can give you different surprises. You can walk into an old street, and you will find they are all Tibetans chanting. There is no tourist. It is forbidden to take pictures there. It is like the epitome of Lhasa in the past. The only difference is that there are no three lords, no serfs and nobles.

Barkhor Street is famous for two aspects. First of all, it is a famous small commodity city. There are many kinds of goods. It is the combination of Chinese and Western, and the price is very cheap, it is a good place to buy Tibetan tourist souvenirs. Secondly, you can see the Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace worshippers. It is recommended that everyone experience it if time is available. If you don’t have time, don’t be reluctant. After all, there are too many beautiful sceneries in Tibet.

For Lhasa Barkhor Street, what the most worth seeing here is the famous Yellow House and Makye Ame, which is the meaning of “unmarried mother” in Tibetan. Behind this name it is a beautiful love story, and the love poems from the Sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso, have been passed down till today.

Barkhor Street is located in the old city of Lhasa. It is the famous circumanbulation and commercial center of Lhasa, which preserves the traditional appearance and living style of the ancient city. The original street of Barkhor Street is just a single circumanbulation around the Jokhang Temple. The Tibetans call it the “Holy Road”. If you are to visit Lhasa, you can take your trip to the Barkhor Street.

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