Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) November 05, 2013
Travelers who went on a tour of Tibet in 2013 have been raving about Barkhor Bazaar, one of Tibet’s must-see cultural attractions. This maze of narrow streets and alleyways is packed with shops and vendor stalls catering to locals and tourists alike. Located in the heart of Lhasa, it’s a fantastic place to see everyday Tibetan life. Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) has been operating Tibet tours for over 10 years and gives travelers planning a trip to Tibet for 2014 a preview of what’s in store.
Incense wafts from giant chimneys while the streets and alleyways of Barkhor Bazaar are packed with a mix of locals going about their business and pilgrims spinning prayer wheels, chanting mantras, or prostrating. Much of the bazaar’s activity revolves around Jokhang Temple. Pilgrims flock here as it is home to the only known image of the Shakyamuni Buddha, Siddartha Gautama, to remain in existence today. Tours of Tibet by TCTS often include a guided tour of the temple with a native Tibetan guide who is eager to help travelers learn about Tibetan culture and history.
Barkhor Bazaar is not only a fantastic place to learn about Tibetan culture and see every day life in action but it’s also a great place to shop for authentic Tibetan arts and crafts. Alongside shops catering to locals are vendors selling everything from prayers flags to handmade jewelry. Travelers can even hunt for bargains on Tibetan carpets and fine incense! After a long day of shopping visitors can find lots of places to try.
Travelers wanting to dive into Tibetan culture don’t have to look much further than Barkhor bazaar which is why many agree that it's of one Tibet’s top cultural attractions. The everyday life that pulses through the crowded streets and alleyways is what makes the bazaar unique and keeps its old world charm strong. Visitors can learn about Tibetan history and culture while they tour Jokhang temple or take time to explore the hundreds of shops for interesting souvenirs. TCTS is now taking reservations for the 2014 Tibet travel season; travelers are encouraged to begin planning their tours now!
Devin Moore, author of this release, is a travel writer and independent economic analyst based in Denver, Colorado USA. In partnership with local Tibet travel agency TCTS (tibetctrip.com), Devin publishes Tibet travel related information in order to spread awareness of Tibet and its people.