The Magic of Shopping in Tibet !
Tibet, without a doubt is full of
scenic fantasies and historical wonders, but still, a trip to Tibet is never
complete without a long shopping spree here, even if you have explored all
the destinations inch by inch. Shopping in Tibet, over the time has
generated great interest in travelers and now people often travel to Tibet
for its shopping bonanza. That's how fascinating and unique the experience
of shopping in Tibet is. You can start your stint from Lhasa where you will
get everything, from a pin to a palace, and then move onto places that are
special for their specialties.
Where to Shop From !
For small and big shopping flits one has to
just hang around in the city. Lhasa Department Store, is located on the west
end of Yuthok Lu, one of the largest and best-known market hub in Lhasa. It
sells all the items one can ask for on urgency basis, or a tourist cannot do
without like cotton clothing, mugs, canned food, towels, and toothpaste,
plus local handicrafts. Barkhor is another most famous shopping market in
Lhasa, where you will find more traditional Tibetan artifacts in small
roadside shops. Buddha figures, prayer flags copper teapots, horse bells and
jewelry inlaid with turquoise and other gem makes that allure any visitor.
Though be aware of the quality of the material that you are buying, because
few of them might be fake. But still, unique designs and cheap rates make
them great souvenirs that you can take back home.
What are the Famous Shopping Items !
Tibet is actually famous for
its handicrafts and paintings like the Thangka which is a kind of a Tibetan
scroll painting that generally have their base in Buddhist religion where as
Tibetan crafts are often made from different metals like gold, silver,
copper and stones like turquoise. These beautiful items with the most
exceptional carvings on them have become the most shopped for item in Tibet.
Apart from crafts, you should check out some of the most scintillating
jewelry that you would have ever seen. There are numerous varieties of
jewelry like pearls, agate, gold and silver ornaments.
What Else on Shopping Streets !
Just Wander down the Barkhor
street and you will see not only handicrafts, paintings and carpets, but
also precious gems, stones, exotic masks, dazzling knives and much more,
that will make your head turn and your hands move towards your pocket. The
one thing that you must remember is that if you buy a knife, make sure that
you send it through mail to your home town, as you are not allowed to take
knives with you on flight. You will also come across bookstores from where
you can get books related to Tibetan history, culture and even travel like
maps and postcards, so don't forget to take a look inside these useful
Are You Ready For Shopping Thrill !
A single page cannot in any
way, hold everything that you can shop here, but still a lot of main things
that are sure to capture your attention have been mentioned here. Tibet is
full of shopping treasures that are absolutely unique and spectacular, other
thing for sure is that every one will get everything that one is looking
for, just bring your pocket full
.not to repent later.