Shigatse Tibetan Market

Arts & Crafts in Shigatse

In this grimy, open-air market in Shigatse's old town you can pick up low-grade Tibetan crafts and souvenirs, such as prayer wheels, rosaries and jewellery. Bargain hard. The street market just to the east is the best place to get a Tibetan chuba (cloak).

If you walk further up the street past the market, you may encounter small shops where prayer flags are being made.