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From: China Tibet Online 2013-12-04 09:59:00
by: Melinda Jin
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Commodity fair held in Lhoka, Tibet

Wooden bowls at the commodity fair held in Lhoka

Wooden bowls are sold at the week-long 33rd Yarlung Commodity Fair held in Lhoka Prefecture of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Dec. 1, 2013. [Photo/China Tibet Online]

LHASA, Tibet, Dec. 4 (China Tibet Online)The 33rd Yarlung Commodity Fair was held in Lhoka Prefecture of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Dec. 1, 2013.

At the week-long fair, over 850 booths including 100 characteristic ones are established to show commodities such as food, articles of daily use, Tibetan handicrafts as well as import goods.

According to statistics, the advance sale a day earlier amounted to 4.6 million yuan (700,000 U.S dollars) with 27,000 participants; while on the opening day, the volume of transaction rose to 8.2 million yuan with over 52,000 participants.

Sonam Tenzin from Nagqu Prefecture made a good profit at the fair, because the fresh yak meat he sold was in great demand in winter for the Tibetan tradition of making air-dried yak meat.

The local commodity fair in Lhoka has attracted not only Tibetans from nearby places but also people from other ethnic groups, making itself a big gathering showing various ethnic features.

The commodity fair has become an important platform of commodity trade and cultural exchanges in Lhoka after decades of development since 1981.

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