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Tianhai Night Market – on the west suburb of the city – is the most famous night market in Lhasa. Visitors from home and abroad are fascinated by the many stalls of snacks, fruits, and handicrafts that line the street. The market is known for its great variety of goods and for being cheaper than the market on the Barkhor Street.

While in Lhasa, it is worthwhile for visitors to catch a Tibetan singing and dancing show called Langma opera in Tibetan. Originally, Langma meant ‘royal music’ in Tibetan but, over time, the opera became a favorite among locals and commoners. Xinshiji Langma Hall is one of the more authentic and pleasurable places to watch such a performance.

Bars in Lhasa are attractive for their ethnic flair. Mayke Ame (Maji A’mi), located on Bankhor Street, is one such place. It is not only an excellent restaurant but also a bar full of ethnic characters. One of the interesting things one will find there is the many volumes filled with stories written by former visitors. Of course, new visitors are encouraged to share their stories, too. Mayke Ame also features a convenient internet bar as well.

Also located on Bankhor Street is a bar called Ganglamedo Café & Bar, managed by a Chinese woman from Dalian, Liaoning Province. Upon entering Ganglamedo, visitors are greeted with many elaborate canvases and watercolor paintings set in Tibet. The strong artistic atmosphere makes the bar extremely popular and draws many guests from all around the world. Ganglamedo is well known for its delicious pastry and coffee.

Where to go 

Barkhor Street Market

Tourists can find a wide variety of religious and tourism products, clothes, shoes and hats in the stores along the street.

The Shopping Center by the Jokhang Monastery

Various ethnic handicrafts and daily utilities are available here.

Tibet Sera Carpet Factory

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