Tibet - Lhasa Tibet: Religious Walk Around Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Residential District

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Lhasa Tibet: Religious Walk Around Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Residential District

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(44 reviews)
Tibet, Tibet, China
45 mins

About the tour

Tibetans consider the Jokhang Temple as the center of the world and is also a UNESCO site as part of the Potala Palace. This historic Tibetan Buddhist monastery was founded in 647 A.D, was built by the Tibetan king Songtsan Gampo and is the earliest civil structure building in Tibet., The temple holds a supreme position in Tibetan Buddhism and combines the architectural styles of Tibet, Tang, Nepal, and India to become the classical model of Tibetan religious architecture. Nearby Barkhor Street was originally a small path to Jokhang Temple, but year by year has become a diverse culture center street and thoroughfare to provide accommodation and refreshment for believers or merchants on pilgrimages. Many vendors, pilgrims, and nomads from Mongolia, Handi, Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan, India and other regions gathered here. The Turning Road in Barkhor Street means "central circle" in Tibetan. When the specific time of the “Turning” in the evening arrives, the people of all beliefs suddenly seem to receive a silent order and begin to strictly follow this circular road in a clockwise direction as pilgrimage. It’s quite a sight! Please follow your guide to experience this beautiful, inspiring site.

Meet Jenny's China Tours

Jenny's China Tours

Jenny’s China Tours provides custom and private tours to Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin and throughout China. Our guides are China experts, speak great English and love sharing the history and culture of China with visitors. We have been delighted to share different parts of China virtually with new friends. We look forward to your visit. Meet our guides: • Cassie: Our Chengdu expert was born in Chengdu and shares the life of Pandas, city culture and history with energy and enthusiasm. She has been an expert guide since 2013 and loves travel, public speaking and meeting people from different cultures. • Alice: Probably our most outgoing guide, Alice is our Shanghai expert and goes above and beyond with every tour to make sure customers are happy and fulfilled. An avid traveller, she is the consummate professional and is always eager to share the history and culture of Shanghai. • Amber: Our Beijing expert became a tour guide after graduating college and has a passion for travel and is always planning her next trip. She delights in sharing the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the culture of Beijing. • Susan: Our expert Chengdu guide loves sharing Chengdu culture and history with visitors. She also has a passion for reading and has visited over 20 countries! This has helped her understand each country’s unique culture. • Apple: You won’t meet a more optimistic guide than our Shanghai expert Apple. As a local Shanghainese, she shares the city’s rapid ascent to modernity along with historic treasures of the Bund, Tianzifang and old Shanghai. • Eva: Our Xi’an expert is a master guide with over 16 years of experience and loves sharing the history of Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors, the last standing city wall all of Xi’an’s famous spots. She never misses a question and eager to share. • Sally: As a native Xi’an resident, Sally is an expert on her hometown and enjoys sharing its history and secrets. As a guide of over 20 years and a degree from Xi’an Foreign Language University, you won’t find a better ambassador to get to know Xi’an. • Yvonne: Our Guilin expert, Yvonne, used to be a translator before becoming a guide with over 15 years of experience now. With impeccable English and knowledge of Guilin, she lovers showing the amazing sights and history of this unique region of China. •Lee: Lee lives in a province called Qinghai in North Western China. his hometown is located at an intersection between the ancient Silk Road and the Tibetan plateau. It is rich in unique landscapes and diverse ethnic culture. Lee has worked as an interpreter and a guide specialising in adventure travel; he loves spending time in the natural world!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Tibet with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Tibet. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Shirley M.

05 June 2021

I loved my virtual visit to Tibet!

Edith N.

04 June 2021

A spontaneous trip to a part of the world that few see - so grateful to have the opportunity to do it!

Adrian H.

03 June 2021

Never thought I have a postcard with a photo bomber. Never thought I would see Tibet. Considering tour was last minute and had two guides working together for first time ... this was a fun tour Needs a little more content and a little less shopping

Ann W.

02 June 2021

Completely blown away by this tour! We visited a traditional clothes shop which I found fascinating and then entered the temple compound. It was beautifully presented by Cassie and Pam.

Debbie P.

02 June 2021

Cassie's birthday dream was a gift to all of us. I am SO happy and grateful that she took us to see this sacred place. Thank you!

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