Ngari Shopping Page will give you information about what and where to buy in Ngari. Shopping may also be your consideration after the Tibet tours. Thanks to its special geographic location and diverse climate, Ngari offers you local specialties of good agricultural products, such as blood sausage and air-dried yak meat. Tibetan handicrafts are also recommended, such as prayer flags, Buddha figures, conch-shell trumpets, rosaries, amulets, fur hats, horse bells, bridles, copper teapots, wooden bowls, Tibetan knives, and jewelry inlaid with turquoise and other gems are all specially designed and they are great souvenirs that you can buy.
What to Buy in Ngari
Dried Yak Meat (牦牛肉干)
Dried yak meat is the featured food in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Living in the area above 3500 meters all year round, yaks often eat wild herbs such as fritillaria, cordyceps and so on. Therefore, their meat is delicious and tasty. Dried and packed yak meat is convenient for carrying, it is the good choice of gifts to friends.
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. The best known religious souvenirs you can carry back to your land from Tibet are the Tibetan incense sticks, the Tibetan thangka, the Tibetan prayer wheels, Tibetan Buddhas, Tibetan mask, Buddha beads 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 usually bamboo, wood and even bones. Tibetan handicrafts are very popular in the whole world. There are many handicraft products full of local flavor and ethnic style in Tibet, including various kinds of traditional Tibetan weaved and knited products like wooden bowls, silver bowls and bamboo bowls. There are also Tibetan knife, Tibetan rugs, masks, daggers, etc.
Tibetan carpet is another highlight of all kinds of ethnic handicrafts in Tibet. It is also one of the world's three famous carpets. It is famous for its sophisticated production, rich ethnic and religious patterns, and the coloring of aesthetics. Tibetan carpets have different sizes and forms, such as noble and elegant, heavy and luxurious, carpet-like, and tapestry-style, all of which can be regarded as art.
Burang Wooden Bowl (普兰木碗)
Wooden bowl is the daily necessity of the people of all ethnic groups in Tibet, it is also an exquisite traditional handicraft. The wooden bowl is extremely precious to the local people. Each person has his own special wooden bowl, which they usually carry with them to hold Zanba or tea. Burang wooden bowl is the most famous one. The wooden bowl is mainly made of high-quality wood such as birch and tung tree, etc. It is characterized by light weight, not easy to break and easy to carry. Using wooden bowls to hold food keeps the food flavor and is not easy to burn your mouth.
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Where to Buy in Ngari
Tourists can buy necessities and handicrafts from various scenic spots, hotels, stores, supermarkets and crafts shops along the streets. There is famous market in Ngari - Burang International Market. Burang International Market is also a scenic spot now. The products sold there are mainly from Nepal and India.
Shopping Malls and Supermarkets in Ngari
- Burang International Market 普兰国际市场
Address: Tangga Town of Burang County 普兰县唐嘎镇
Open Hour: Full Day
- Fulong Shopping Center 富隆购物中心
Address: Affiliated No. 1, Guangxi Road, Coqên County 措勤广西路附1附近
- Baihui Supermarket 白汇综合超市
Address: Administration Building of Animal Husbandry, Industry and Commerce, Ngari 阿里地区牧工商楼下
- Xinxin Supermarket 欣欣综合超市
Address: Nrear the Post Office on Gesang Road 格桑路邮政局旁
Local Specialty Stores in Ngari
- Tibetan Local Specialty Store 西藏土特产店
Address: Shiquanhe Town, Gar County 噶尔县狮泉河镇
- Highland Local Specialty Store 高原土特产
Address: Yinhe Hotel, Gar County (West of G219 Highway) 噶尔县银河大酒店(219国道西)
- Tibetan Local Specialty Store 藏地特产
Address: 1st Floor, Hengyuan Hotel, Gar County 噶尔县恒远宾馆一楼
- Yanshen Lake Local Specialty Store 雁神湖土特产销售店
Address: Deji Road, Gar County 噶尔县德吉路