Pilgrim family with their luggage

SYNOPSIS:   About the heart of Lhasa, the Barkhor.  About people, dresses, smells, worship practices.  There is nothing, nowhere quite like it anywhere else!

Jokhang Plaza took my breath away!  Not only because of the thick white and black clouds of juniper smoke that wafted all across the open space before Jokhang Temple, and made everyone choke, but also because because of the unbelievable site that unfolded in front of me. 

Hundreds of people moved as if directed by an invisible hand clockwise along the Barkhor, one of the three most sacred circumambulatory paths of Lhasa.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY