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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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  • 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 »
  • Interesting artifacts and great to see on a hot or rainy day. Doesn't take too long to do but you will get a great feel of the Tibetan lifestyle and traditions.  more »
  • It has always seemed difficult to wonder how people can live in such a high altitude and wild land. It is practically impossible to grow any kind of vegetable apart from barley and potatoes, so it is ...  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.
  • nice
  • 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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