Tibet Shopping

  • Shopping
    by blueskyjohn
  • Shopping
    by blueskyjohn
  • Shopping
    by blueskyjohn

Tibet Shopping

  • Masks

    Ba, or Tibetan masks, also make excellent souvenirs - bright-coloured, exotic. 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.), Tibetan opera masks (dating from the reign...

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  • Prayer Wheels

    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 ways of accumulating merit in Tibetan Buddhism. Most common among those on sale are handheld...

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  • 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 auspicious number in Buddhism), with a 'stopper' bead to make sure you have correctly counted the...

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  • 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 made from a blend of 7 metals (even though the technology has changed to produce them in...

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  • DZI Beads

    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.Most of the dZi beads on sale are coloured glass, and are replicas of the original thing - they can be...

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  • Goodies

    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. There is a huge jewelry store on Barkor, selling a variation of corals. Jewels weren’t so cheap but...

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  • Barkhor Market street

    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! Art, local craft(sometimes imports from Nepal;), pilgrim equipment (prayer wheels, prayer flags), so called...

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  • Praying Flags

    Look for a old lady. 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, ...... from 1 to 5 USD, never more !!!!!!

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  • Get ready for trekking

    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). Shoesgloves, shirt, ...... Bargain pls

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  • 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 not produced in Tibet but rather are from Nepal, India or of course, "Made in China". Still, some...

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  • 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 at the market of XigazeI liked the Tibetan jewelry and the Tibetan women at the market liked my...

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  • 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 - a fun activity to do before or after you've visited the Jokang Temple.The Tibetans try to drive...

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  • Tibet...where the store comes to you!

    In the bigger cities, you can always go to the markets and go to the shops that you will find everywhere, often no more than a blanket spread on the street itself. But if you can't decide, don't worry. As in so many poorer countries, here you will be assaulted, inundated, and approached by anyone and everyone looking to sell you things you don't...

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  • 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 !!!

    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 !! There is a surprising array of good quality souvenirs to pick from and of course a Great photo opportunity as well !!!!

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  • Tibet traditional gift

    Ba Jiao Street 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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