Barkhor Street is a city in Lasha old and far from modernization. The streets surrounding the divine Jokhang temple, Barkhor is a city to get an idea of ancient Tibet. An area made up of narrow streets and pilgrims circumambulating it, Barkhor Street is a story of Tibetan lifestyle. About one kilometer of walk in the street rounding Jokhang temple, You can see a friendly side of Tibet here.
Alongside the Legendary Jokhang temple made by King Songtsen Gampo, there are many components for tourists visiting this district. A place bustling with thousands of Buddhist pilgrims, this street is also a souvenir shopping zone of Lasha. Spending some time in the street will give you a glimpse of Tibetan Buddhism and the devotion of pilgrims. You can also get an instant positive vibe here by the smiles of the locals and spiritual pilgrims. These stone paved streets have a history of Tibet and have an inspirational side to motivate you too. Open to visitors around the world these streets also has the seat of State Oracle in Lasha.
There are four large Sangkanks(incense burners) in the four cardinal directions of the street where incense is burning continuously to please the gods protecting Jokhang, and also providing a vibrant scent to this whole area. The Tromzikang is an important and busy market in Barkhor. One can visit the market for a near study of these local people here. Although Barkhor streets don’t cover a lot of areas, it is a place with hundreds of new experiences waiting for you. Tibetan Thangkas decorates the streets as an artistic theatre. To experience Barkhor words aren’t enough. One must visit these streets to perceive the beauty of Barkhor and ancient Lasha.