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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. Plan to visit Tibet Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lhasa attractions using our Lhasa vacation trip planner.
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  • it is free and lots of real history. worth a trip for those needs to know more what dynasty active in Tibet  more »
  • Museum under strong influence of the Chinese Government. Not interesting if not very pretty buildings and restored parts
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  • This museum is well done. Information plaques are also in English so no interpreter is needed. Be aware the history is from Beijing's viewpoint and is politically slanted. Many artifacts are on displa...  more »
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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.
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  • Must visit to explore relics of tibetan civilization
  • If in Lhasa to visit, if here is always better. The Dalai Lama 14th letter straightened Mao Zedong addressed the world has seen.
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Where to stay in Lhasa

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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