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The cultural and daily life in Tibet is diverse. Various festivals, hundred of cultural palaces and clubs, offering entertainment and sports facilities to ordinary Tibetans as well as holy monks. A wide range of food, drinks and other kinds of entertainment are popular in most cities and towns. The most famous bars and shops are listed for your reference.

Night life in Tibet

There is no real night life in Easter Tibet. You have to go to Lhasa to get some. However, you can see billions and billions of stars. Normally it is not advisable to drive at night in Eastern Tibet. Sometimes the roads are horrible.

Night life in Lhasa

Compared with other cities of China, the nightlife in Lhasa seems more low-key and simple to tourists and travelers in Lhasa. Nightlife activities in Lhasa are limited to see Tibetan performances, sit around a table and chat with friend or roaming around a night market. A few nightclubs are mainly frequented by locals.
Tianhai Night Market is the most famous night market for its coverall.


Catering business in Lhasa is developing day by day. Besides Tibetan food, all types of food including Chinese, Indian, Nepalese and western can all be enjoyed in Tibet. in Tibet, most of the cusines are mainly made up of beef and mutton. If you are not used to the buttered tea, you can drink sweet milk tea. Highland Barley Wine is not strong but too much inhale  will result in deep and long sleep; so, be sure not to drink too much. When eating some dishes, such as raw meat pulp, you should eat some garlic. In some small restaurants, a dish and a soup just cost about RMB10. And the northwest hand-pulled noodles are very cheap. Nourishing Thenthuk (Tibetan noodles) with bone soup cost only RMB 4 yuan. Generally, the level of consumption on food is higher than that of inland.

The famous bars in Lhasa
  • Barkhor Coffee Room South of the Jokhang Temple Square, Lhasa
  • Makye Ami Restaurant No.1,East Barkhor Street, Lhasa
  • Niwei Recreation City Opposite Youth Mansion, North Linkhor Road,
  • Yindu Recreation City Near Oil Company of TAR, Middle Beijing Road, Lhasa
  • Kelsang Metok Minzhu Recreation Center Middle Beijing Road, Lhasa
  • Salon Nightclub Near Lhasa Millitary Branch Region, Middle Beijing Road, Lhasa
  • Good Memories Coffee and Bar No.18, Norbu Lingka Road, Lhasa
  • Musical Kitchen East Beijing Road, Lhasa

Barkhor is a more traditional Tibetan shopping market. Be sure to buy whatever items you need in Lhasa, before you leave for more remote towns. There are department stores, mostly on Yuthok Lu that will supply your everyday needs. It sells items as cotton clothing, mugs, canned food, towels, toothpaste, plus local handicrafts. Shopkeepers sell items such as prayer flags, Buddha figures, conch-shell trumpets, rosaries, amulets, fur hats, horse bells, bridles, copper teapots, wooden bowls, inlaid knives, and jewelry inlaid with turquoise and other gems.

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