Tibetan Markets

A ­trip to Goa isn’t complete till you take back a souvenir of your memorable sojourn in this magnificent coastal town. The Tibetan markets at Baga and Calangute are here just to make this task easy for you. Just like their noisier counterparts – the night markets – the Tibetan handicraft markets can get you good deals provided you know how to bargain! The sight of japmalas and Buddhist prayer flags give you quite a pleasant welcome to the Tibetan market. Spread over a fairly large area, the market is usually not crowded which makes it comforting to wander around and shop at peace. The stalls are owned by Tibetan refugees who silently and patiently watch you check out the items on display without troubling you much or forcing you to buy. The Tibetan market is quite a hit as it has a variety of ‘junk’ stuff. Art pieces, tee-shirts, silver artifacts, imitation jewellery, precious stones with healing powers, beautiful wall hangings, CDs with Goa Trance, woollen shawls are just some of the things that you will find here. The details on the silverware are quite intricate and they don’t fail to impress you. Art pieces, most of them which include statues of Buddha, are equally appealing. Some products having sonorous characteristics boast of spiritual healing. Along with the Tibetan refugees, you are sure to find stalls run by Kashmiris and even locals. The stall owners here are quite pleasant and starting a friendly conversation with them won’t do any harm, but increase your chances of striking a good bargain. With a wide array of products and attractive deals to offer, the Tibetan markets will keep you busy. The unique items that you buy here are sure to keep the memories of your visit to this place fresh. These markets which show a completely different face of Goa are strictly a must-visit!

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Author: Planet Goa Team
For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

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