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Kelzang Darchen prayer-flag pole and  prostrating pilgrims, Lhasa Tibet | by reurinkjan
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Kelzang Darchen prayer-flag pole and prostrating pilgrims, Lhasa Tibet

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There are four large prayer-flag-poles situated with the Barkhor market which surrounds the Jokhang, known respectively as Ganden Darchen in the northeast, Juyag Darchen in the west, Kelzang Darchen in the southwest (see picture), and Sharkyaring Darchen in the southeast.

 

The Barkhor market itself is the most active in all Tibet, and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artefacts, paintings, religious implements, antiques, modern goods, books, music, clothing, spices, fresh meat and vegetables. Prices are not fixed and you will be expected to bargain.

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Taken on September 1, 2011