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Experience Tibetan Culture in Beijing

[ From: Maggie Cheung | Published: 2007-12-12 Views: 1896 | Booked times: 57 ]
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Paltatungkar (pronounced Ba Zha Tong Ga in Chineseͯ) is not only a place for you to buy gifts and souvenirs, but also for the curious to better understand the Tibetan culture.


The atmosphere inside is quiet, decorated like an exhibition of Tibetans way of life. I slowly strolled around the shop, following the path of a long Tibetan carpet. In the back, I found a red sofa for guests to rest, and shared my thoughts in the guestbook.


A shop assistant who can speak some English introduced the items patiently. An interesting item he showe me was the Tianzhu, a special stone with a small magnetic field, and brings health to long-time wearers. Ordinary Tibetan families typically pass down Tianzhu necklaces from generation to generation. He says a popular Tianzhu-made item is their Tianzhu tobacco pipe, priced at RMB 400.


The shop assistant then showed me the green tophus, a special material produced in Tibet. I found several beautiful matching sets of green tophus jewelry, each containing a pair of earrings, a ring, and a necklace. Prices range from RMB 1000 to RMB 30,000 depending on the sizes and workmanship.


The shop also offer Tibetan accessories made of Tibetan silver at low prices.


All prices are negotiable, so make sure that you do.


What I appreciated:

Tianzhu bracelets


What customers appreciate:

Professional service, good quality

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Shopping in Beijing: Paltatungkar (pronounced Ba Zha Tong Ga in Chinese) is not only a place for you to buy gifts and souvenirs, but also for the curious to better understand the Tibetan culture.