Barkhor Street


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Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa Morning: Arrive in Lhasa and check into your accommodation, preferably in the city center or close to Barkhor Street. Afternoon: Visit the Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Tibet's most iconic landmarks. Explore the palace complex, which was once the winter residence of the Dalai Lama, and admire its stunning architecture, ornate decorations, and sacred relics. Evening: Enjoy dinner at a local Tibetan restaurant in Lhasa, sampling traditional Tibetan cuisine such as yak meat dishes, momos (dumplings), and tsampa (roasted barley flour).

Day 2

Day 2: Barkhor Street and Jokhang Temple Morning: Explore Barkhor Street, a lively pedestrian street that encircles the Jokhang Temple. Wander through the narrow alleyways lined with traditional Tibetan buildings, shops, and stalls selling a variety of goods, including prayer flags, jewelry, and handicrafts. Afternoon: Visit the Jokhang Temple, one of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the temple's interior, which is adorned with countless statues, murals, and religious artifacts, and observe pilgrims performing kora (circumambulation) around the temple. Evening: Attend a traditional Tibetan opera performance at a local theater, where you can experience traditional music, dance, and storytelling.

Day 3

Day 3: Sera Monastery and Norbulingka Palace Morning: Take a guided tour of Sera Monastery, one of the three great monasteries of Lhasa. Watch the monks engage in lively debates in the monastery's courtyard and explore the various chapels, assembly halls, and colleges within the complex. Afternoon: Visit Norbulingka Palace, the former summer residence of the Dalai Lama and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the palace's gardens, pavilions, and palaces, and learn about its history and significance. Evening: Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Lhasa River, taking in the scenic views of the surrounding mountains and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.

Day 4

Day 4: Departure Morning: Depending on your departure time, you may have time for some last-minute shopping or sightseeing in Lhasa. Visit a local market to shop for souvenirs such as Tibetan handicrafts, thangka paintings, or Tibetan incense. Afternoon: Check out of your accommodation and depart from Lhasa, taking with you memories of the vibrant culture and spiritual heritage of Barkhor Street and the other attractions in the city.






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