Barkhor Circuit is a precinct of narrow streets and a public market square in the old city of Lhasa. For a direct experience of traditional Tibetan daily life, culture, and religion, a wander around the hexagonal shaped Barkhor Circuit offers insights that cannot be gained elsewhere in Lhasa. Referred to by locals as the ‘Holy Road’, Barkhor Circuit is effectively a kilometer long pilgrimage route, taken clockwise, around Jokhang Temple. Whether you’re after a traditional handcrafted Thangka (Tibetan scroll), locally made leather goods, or the opportunity to try traditional Tibetan food, Barkhor Circuit is where you’ll find it.
Update: May 10, 2023