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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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  • August 23, 2017
    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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  • July 11, 2017
    it is free and lots of real history. worth a trip for those needs to know more what dynasty active in Tibet  more »
  • May 1, 2017
    Museum under strong influence of the Chinese Government. Not interesting if not very pretty buildings and restored parts
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  • April 18, 2017
    LOVE FROM INDIA TO PEOPLES OF TIBET
  • July 7, 2016
    museums are must-go places in a city. so is this one. it introduces a lot about Tibet.
  • November 15, 2016
    nice
  • February 5, 2015
    Must visit to explore relics of tibetan civilization
  • March 4, 2017
    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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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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