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Tibetan Market

Address: Leh, India
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Ranked #2 of 5 Shopping in Leh
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This market located near centre old market Leh, Ladakh. Interestingly, I rarely saw people selling Tibetan stuff in this. Instead they sell mostly clothes. Since I visited this in October 2014, they sell winter clothes. Not really unique clothes, mostly clothes like fake The North Face, Adidas, jackets, trousers, t-shirts. I didn't check the quality, so perhaps they have good... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you want to buy something from Leh, it could be some Pashmina or Yak woollen stoles and scarfs. Stones, artifacts and other curios are too expensive

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Hyderabad, India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is a nice street to walk around. Further, this is the best place to carry home some gifts and souvenirs. You get good clothes, handicrafts, stones, and other art work. Don't allot more than an evening for this.

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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

These Tibetan markets are everywhere in Leh and offer a good range of Tibetan goods especially beads etc. Ask around and get an idea of prices and be prepared to bargain hard.

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Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Here you can find everything that is not available in Lhasa Tibet! Fairly good selection and for what it is fairly well priced! Even better if you haggle! Remember to ask about any information you want or need as you buy something, they are only to happy to help and you know the info will be right too! Most speak... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

There are many refugee markets in and around the Leh Center. Be careful with the prices. The same necklace ranged from 200-2000Rs in different places. Its a delight for the people with SLRs. There are some exotic gift items to be brought back for your near and dear ones.

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Pune, India
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54 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

There are a lot of Tibetan markets in Leh and all of them have the same stuff on offer. You will find antiques (many from Delhi), winter-wear (from Tibet) and so-called semi precious stones, whose authenticity is difficult to verify. The market is good to visit once. Most goods are overpriced considering that it is a flea market, which really... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Good variety of antiques but the prices quoted are abnormally high. Bargain hard. Ask only 30 or 40% of that they have quoted. Mostly you get it if you increase your price 10-20 INR. The precious stones they show you may not be real. Don't buy unless you can judge by yourself.

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Vadodara, India
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137 reviews 137 reviews
54 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Nice to see different articles, antiques and handicrafts on sale. Lot of variety and choices but be ready to get ripped of if you do not bargain hard. The shopkeepers were kind and friendly. Refrain from buying precious stones. They will mostly be fake.

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Bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Must visit this place when in Leh. However, be careful and bargain very hard (upwards of 50%) at times. Often the precious stone jewelry is fake to be careful. The shopkeepers are very friendly and enterprising.

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