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Lhasa Barkhor Street

lhasa-barkhor-street Barkhor Street, located at the foot of the incense-coiling Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, is renowned as Tibet's largest market place.


With a history of more than 1,300 years, the street has been propering upon the completion of the monastery in central Lhasa in 647. In the Barkhor Street, an inch of land is an inch of gold. Vendors from various parts of China and bordering countries have turned the street into an international market. The street was built in the 7th monastery. To supervise the project, he brought his servants and family and Songtsen Gampo and his servants.


The Tibet Autonomous Region has renovated Barkhor Street, a bustling religious, tourist and commercial centre in Lhasa, to transform it into a historical site. The renovation project cost 37.6 million yuan(US $ 4.5 million).