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Tibet Museum, Lhasa

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Admire a gilded skull cup, a lofty jade vase, and colorful coral masks among 1,000 other artifacts at Tibet Museum, which documents Tibet's rich cultural history since the Neolithic age. Browse the 23,508 sq m (253,038 sq ft) museum's extensive collection of masks, ceramics, scrolls, amulets, imperial jade seals, ancient glyphs, musical instruments, folk costumes, and statues. You'll gain insight into the region's complex history and complicated politics, and learn about everything from horseback trading to textiles to traditional medicine. As you examine Tibetan doors, beams, and model villages, information in four languages explains traditional art, architecture, and interior design. See Tibet Museum and all Lhasa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lhasa online travel route builder.
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  • I was a bit doubtful about whether I would at all like the museum. But after spending nearly three hours inside, thoroughly studying the curios of Buddhist significance, I really started loving and... 
    I was a bit doubtful about whether I would at all like the museum. But after spending nearly three hours inside, thoroughly studying the curios of Buddhist significance, I really started loving and...  more »
  • Avoid visiting this museum if interested in Tibetan history and culture. Not genuine representation of either. 
    Avoid visiting this museum if interested in Tibetan history and culture. Not genuine representation of either.  more »
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  • The Tibet Museum is the official museum of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in Lhasa. Inaugurated on October 5, 1999, it is the first large, modern museum in the Tibet Autonomous Region. It has a permanent collection related to the cultural history of Tibet. The museum has a collection of around 1000 artefacts, from examples of Tibetan art to architectural design throughout history such as Tibetan doors and beams. [SOURCE: Wikipedia]
  • The Tibet Museum is the official museum of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in Lhasa. Inaugurated on October 5, 1999, it is the first large, modern museum in the Tibet Autonomous Region. It has a permanent collection related to the cultural history of Tibet. The museum has a collection of around 1000 artefacts, from examples of Tibetan art to architectural design throughout history such as Tibetan doors and beams. [SOURCE: Wikipedia]

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