The Barkhor encircling the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet

The Barkhor

The only remaining Tibetan enclave in the city, the Barkhor encircling Jokhang Temple is a maze of cobbled alleyways mixing religious fervour with bustling trade. The area is steeped in history and has for centuries been both the trading centre and spiritual heart for Tibetans.

Wander and shop for Tibetan handicrafts and Buddhist artefacts with locals, nomads and tourists.