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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Tibet Museum and other Lhasa attractions using our handy Lhasa online travel route builder .
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  • I went to this museum and there was a poster that says it is under renovation. Don’t visit until further notice. However, you can visit Norbulingka summer palace/park which is just across.  more »
  • To tell the truth, this place is a mini introduction to the contents of the Potala Palace, mainly to explain the history of Tibet, or very detailed, but this year there is no fate, opened next year will. Also hope that the small partners did not see the fate will come again.
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  • This museum attracts by having a robust framework of Tibetan culture and the cult of the yak from its origins to our day.
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  • LOVE FROM INDIA TO PEOPLES OF TIBET
  • museums are must-go places in a city. so is this one. it introduces a lot about Tibet.
  • Where there is Yak there is Tibet
  • Must visit to explore relics of tibetan civilization
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Look along the knotted streets of the eastern district of Lhasa for a number of welcoming guesthouses and storied hotels, close to the main Tibetan attractions around Jokhang Temple. With a little more age and character than options out west, the accommodations in this district attract seasoned travelers and cultural enthusiasts. Out to the west sit a good deal more chain hotels and towering hotel and mall complexes, offering a range of additional facilities, such as swimming pools, restaurants, and karaoke bars.
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