Tibet Travel Guide

Tibet Sights

Barkhor (Bākuò)

  • Bakuo St. Map It
  • Lhasa
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

Circling the walls of the Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor is not only Tibetan Buddhism's holiest pilgrimage circuit but also the best spot in Lhasa for people-watching. Look for monks sitting before their alms bowls while the faithful constantly spin their prayer wheels. Unless you want to shock the devout with your blatant disregard for tradition, flow with the crowd in a clockwise direction. This wide pedestrian street is also souvenir central, crammed with stalls where vendors sell prayer shawls, silver jewelry, wall hangings, and just about anything that screams "I've been to Tibet!" Don't even think about paying what the vendors ask; many of the items can easily be bargained down to less than a quarter of the original price.

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Bakuo St., Lhasa, Tibet, China

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Published 01/20/2010


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