Local Tibet tour operator TCTS helps you arrange a pleasant journey with cheaper price in 2015.
Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) May 08, 2015
Travelers who were able to visit Tibet in 2014 have been raving about Tibet’s must-see cultural attractions. In particular, Barkhor Bazaar has been a traveler favorite. This isn’t the kind of tourist trap shopping destination seasoned travelers avoid; the Bazaar’s winding maze of narrow streets and alleyways is packed with interesting shops that cater to locals and tourists alike. With the travel season upon us, local Tibet tour operator Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) gives travelers planning to visit Tibet in 2015 a preview of what they’ll find.
Located in the heart of Lhasa, the Barkhor area is truly a hub for Tibetan culture. Much of the area’s cultural significance revolves around Jokhang Temple; pilgrims travel here from all over Tibet to pay homage to the only known remaining image of the Buddha that was created during his time. Both pilgrims and locals can be seen prostrating, spinning prayer wheels, or chanting mantras as they circle the sacred temple. Tibet tours by TCTS often include a guided visit where travelers can learn about its history and significance to the Tibetan people.
Aside from the fantastic opportunity to learn about Tibetan culture Barkhor Bazaar is a must-see for travelers looking to bring home authentic Tibetan arts and crafts. Alongside shops selling daily necessities to locals one can find vendors selling everything from prayer flags and simple trinkets to elaborate hand-made jewelry. Be sure to bargain for the best price possible as foreign travelers are typically met with inflated prices. However, keep in mind that a few RMB likely means a lot more to a local than it does the average visitor.
Travel groups looking to dive into Tibetan culture immediately upon arrival need look no further than Barkhor Bazaar; it’s certainly a Tibet travel favorite. The hustle and bustle of Tibetan life that pulses through the Barkhor area’s crowded streets keeps its old world charm strong and void of the annoyances of tourist trap shopping centers. Tour slots for 2015 are filling up quickly, now is the time to start planning a visit!
Since 1999, Tibet Travel Agency TCTS has provided authentic cultural travel, remote trekking adventures, and Kailash spiritual journeys. As a major longstanding travel service in Tibet, TCTS takes pride in immersing our guests in Tibet's fascinating culture and stunning landscapes.