Local Tibet Tours
The great charm of the local culture, religion, art and folklore has made Tibet great place for picking up spectacular souvenirs. Barkhor Street in Lhasa is a good place to look for souvenirs and is a must for every tourist.
Walking around Barkhor Street, your eyes will be dazzled by the numerous kinds of handicrafts available such as: ornaments, knives, tangka (a Tibetan religious painting on fabric, usually portraying the Buddha or lamas in stereotyped aspects), tapestries, religious musical instruments, gold and silver ware, and masks.
There are many antique replicas available which are produced in great numbers, but you can also find real treasures--precious natural gems, valuable porcelain ware, unearthed ancient coins and relics from temples. Yak horns and the skulls of wild takin are very popular with tourists. Even Buddhist scriptures and colorfully inscribed banners win favor with the tourists, especially those from abroad.
Finally, don't forget another specialty, traditional Tibetan medicine. It has been growing more famous as its positive effect on hard-to-cure diseases is becoming more well-known. Medicinal herbs such as saffron, aweto, and snow lotus are some of types tourists tend to buy.