Nagqu Shopping Page will give you information about what to buy and where to buy in Nagqu. Nagqu Shopping may also be your consideration after the Tibet tours. Thanks to its special geographic location and diverse climate, Nagqu offers you local specialties of good agricultural products, such as air dried meat, Tibetan carpet, religious objects, etc. Nagqu is a place that many people yearn for, and some may only come here once or twice in their whole lives. While Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural and transportation center of Tibet, attracting a crowd of tourist from home and abroad every year. Therefore, in addition to taking beautiful photos and tasting authentic Tibetan food, most people will buy some souvenirs when they leave.
What to Buy in Nagqu
Must-buy Food and Drink in Nagqu
Air Dried Meat(风干肉)
As the staple of herdsmen in Tibet, the food made from mutton or beef is dried by air, nutritious and tasty. To a great extent, air dried meat is the very picture of typical characters of Tibetans-openness, enthusiasm and wildness.
There are two kinds of cheeses. One is the substance from milk after being extracted butter. After boiling, it condenses into the solid form before pressing it to the various shapes. The other is done by boiling in the buttermilk before drying it and cutting it into thready or granular shapes.
Highland Barley Wine(青稞酒)
Highland barley wine, with its unique style of pure fragrance and sweetness, enjoys great reputation in the western areas of China. Compared to other Tibetan food and drinks, the barley wine is a unique drink for Tibetans. Moreover, from choosing materials, immersion, cooking, fermentation and blending, each procedure is very particular and careful. Therefore, highland barley wine is necessary at festivals, marriage feasts and on some other important Tibetan occasions. In November 2011, highland barley wine and its brewing technology were rated as intangible cultural heritages of China.
Tibet has a long history of Buddhism. In Tibet, many people's lives are dedicated to Tibetan Buddhism. Religious customs are part of everyday life, from chanting mantras and prostrating in a local square to walking the "kora’ around a temple or sacred site. Therefore, religious objects are essential. Among the best known religious souvenirs which you can carry back to your land from Nagqu are the Tibetan Incense sticks, the Tibetan Thangka, the Tibetan prayer wheels, Tibetan Buddhas and the prayer flags.
These traditional crafts are made from a variety of things including precious metals, natural materials and so on. Silver and copper are precious metals and natural materials are bamboo, wood and even bones. Tibetan handicrafts are very popular in the whole world.
Tibetan carpets are another highlight of various ethnic handicrafts in Tibet. Tibetan carpet is one of the three famous carpets in the world. The Tibetan carpet is divided into various sizes and different styles, such as noble type and elegant type.
Except for handicrafts and the other religious souvenirs, the medicines are also important things to test your shopping experience in Nagqu. The Tibetan medicines are totally herbal but they work very fast unlike the modern day medicines. The Tibetan medicines like Saffron, aweto and snow lotus are the popular medicinal herbs that they use for curative purposes.
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Where to Buy in Nagqu
When you travelling to Nagqu, it is easy to buy the souvenirs. There are many local products shops along the hot travel route in Nagqu. Here we offer some shops for your reference.
Popular Local Products Stores in Nagqu
- Zangyuan Local Products Shop in Nagqu(藏源土特产那曲店)
Add: No. 12 Minzu Road(民族路12号 )
- Nagqu Cangbaoge Local Products(那曲藏宝阁土特产)
Add: Lhasa Road, Nagqu, Tibet(西藏那曲拉萨路)
- Shengzang Local Products(圣藏土特产)
Add: West 50 meters of Lhasa South Road, Seni District, Nagqu, Tibet Autonomous Region(西藏自治区那曲市色尼区拉萨南路西50米)
- Huaxiang Wujin Local Products(华湘五金土特产)
Add: Lhasa Road, Seni District, Nagqu City, Tibet Autonomous Region(西藏自治区那曲市色尼区拉萨路)
Supermarkets in Nagqu
- Wanjiale Supermarket(万家乐超市)
Add: Middle Section of Wenhua Road, Nagqu Town, Seni District, Nagqu City, Tibet Autonomous Region(西藏自治区那曲市色尼区那曲镇文化路中段)
- Huanlian Shopping Mall(华联购物广场)
Add: Wenhua West Road, Seni District, Nagqu City, Tibet Autonomous Region(西藏自治区那曲市色尼区文化西路)
- Minle Supermarket(民乐超市)
Add: East of Liaoning Middle Road, Seni District, Nagqu, Tibet Autonomous Region(西藏自治区那曲市色尼区辽宁中路东)