Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) August 05, 2015
Barkhor Bazaar has been one of the most popular attractions during the 2015 Tibet travel season, according to Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com). Hustling and bustling alleyways filled with locals and religious pilgrims make for great people watching and provide visitors with an opportunity to see Tibetan culture and every day life in action. As summer gives way to fall another wave of travelers are set to arrive for their tours; TCTS gives a preview of what they’ll find in the Barkhor area.
Jokhang Temple is the center of much of Barkhor Bazaar’s activity. Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims can be seen prostrating, spinning prayer wheels, and chanting prayers around the perimeter of the temple; they travel here to see a statue of the Buddha. Created in his twelve year old likeness, it is his only known image to remain in existence today. Tibet tours of Lhasa by TCTS typically include a stop here. As pilgrims say their prayers, locals go about their daily business. Prayer flags flying and incense wafting from giant chimneys top off the experience and captivate travelers’ imaginations.
The area is not only a famous cultural attraction but it’s also a fantastic place to do some shopping. Alongside shops catering to locals are vendors selling authentic arts, crafts, and other local goods that are great for taking home. Jewelry, incense, opera masks and trinkets are popular options. Travelers can also find deals on art and Tibetan carpets. Be aware that visitors are typically offered very high prices so practice negotiating!
Travelers could spend hours exploring the Barkhor area during their free time on a tour Tibet. It’s crowded streets and alleyways have hundreds of shops along with dozens of restaurants and street food stalls. This is a place where old world charm truly remains strong. With the fall 2015 travel season fast approaching, now is the time to book a tour!