Shopping in Tibet   Shopping in Tibet

Reviews and photos of Tibet shopping posted by real travelers and Locals Tibet. What to buy, What to pay. The best tips for Tibet sightseeing.
Go sidewalk shopping in front of the Lhasa Hotel

Go sidewalk shopping in front of the Lhasa Hotel

For tourists staying at the Lhasa Hotel or any of the hotels on Beijing Zhong Road, this sidewalk market is a convenient alternative to the Barkhor Bazaar if you don't have time to go shopping again on the other side of town.

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Tibet traditional gift

Tibet traditional gift

At here you can find a lot of good things beautiful earing and necklace, bracelet with very very cheap price. Tang Ka, tibet clothing, busby, colorful shoes.

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Great little shops in Lhasa !!

Great little shops in Lhasa !!

My Favourite little shop in Lhasa !!! these kids knew the prices of Everything in the shop and I never once so an adult here and I visited several times to buy my cigarettes !!!

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Shoping in the Monasteries Tibet !!!

Shoping in the Monasteries Tibet !!!

When looking for that Typical Tibetan Souvenir to take back home a Good place to find some thing is in the Monasteries in Lhasa !! Everything is priced very keenly and ALL of your money goes into the Monastery funds !!

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Bargaining with Tibetan Craftspeople

Bargaining with Tibetan Craftspeople

First of all, you'll find that most of the shops located around the Barkhor Square are run by Chinese people, not Tibetans. Buyer Beware. On the other hand, the Tibetans are the ones handling many of the open air kiosks that surround the Barkhor Square -

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Tibet Local jewelry

Tibet Local jewelry

Jewelry of all kind is very popular by the Tibetan people. The gold and silver jewelry and ornaments with all kind of stones are still made with the traditional techniques and skill at high level. At all markets you can find the local jewelry, like here a

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Shopping in the Barkhor

Shopping in the Barkhor

The Barkhor Area is a great place to browse around while soaking up Tibetan buddhist culture at the same time. There are numerous stalls and there are plenty of items of Tibetan and Buddhist nature to be found here, but beware: the majority of them are no

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Get ready for trekking Tibet

Get ready for trekking Tibet

In Lhassa, there are many shops selling trekking equipment. If you did not shop in Kathmandu, Lhassa is the place. Large choice at decent price and for sure cheaper than Chengdu. (but more expensive than Kath).

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Praying Flags Tibet

Praying Flags Tibet

Any pass you reach, locals are used to hang or to tied some praying flags.
A nice present indeed to your friend. You can purchase all sort of them ! short, long, colorful or plain, ......

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Barkhor Market street Lhasa

Barkhor Market street Lhasa

The dizzling alleys of the Barkhor area are crowded with street stalls and shops selling everything a pilgrim dreams of (and a tourist wishes for souvenirs)!
You just cant get enough of the vivid Tibetan life in this part of the town!

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Goodies (Tibet)

Goodies (Tibet)

What to buy in Tibet? There are so many choices. For example, I bought a silver bracelet. The famous mantra “Om mani padme hum” is engraved on it in Tibetan Sanskrit letters. Corals, turquoise stones and many other gems of Tibet are very popular...

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DZI Beads Tibet

DZI Beads Tibet

DZI beads are on sale at most stalls around major cities, and can be of varying sizes and designs. In Tibetan culture, the dZi beads are considered to bring good luck (and, maybe more importantly, keep away bad luck!), give longevity, etc.

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The Singing Bowls

The Singing Bowls

One of the most interesting souvenirs that can be brought from Tibet (and which is available from most stalls around the main tourist areas and monasteries) is a Tibetan singing bowl. Traditionally used as an aid to Buddhist meditation, these bowls are ma

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The Malla Beads

The Malla Beads

Traditional Tibetan prayer beads, known as the malla beads, are one of the items that instantly differentiate pilgrims from passers-by around Tibet's many shrines. Used to count prayers, each string of malla beads has exactly 108 beads (considered an aus

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Prayer Wheels, Tibet

Prayer Wheels, Tibet

Prayer wheels - of varying sizes - are another popular item available at souvenir and pilgrim stalls. They may contain up to a million of prayer lines, which are considered to have been said every time the wheel is rotated - it's one of the most popular

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Tibet Masks

Tibet Masks

The masks are thought to originate from the 6th century when Bonpo priests performed their first ritual dances masked as animals. There are several types, including ritual dance masks (ghosts, deities, monsters, totems, etc.)

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