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Tibetan Museum

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The Tibetan Museum is unique not only from the point of view of unusual architecture, but a rich collection of exhibits on display within its walls. There is a Museum in Lhasa, in the South-Eastern part of the famous Norbulingka Park. Occupying a huge area of 54 thousand square kilometers there are several buildings, interconnected by a single corridor system.

Buddhist traditions are everywhere in the Museum, including architectural elements, valuable items and the interior of the building. Halls, which are located in the main exhibition covers an area of about 10 thousand square kilometers. The Museum building is easy enough to move around without the help of a guide. On each floor there are special pointers which you can quickly find the information they need. At the exit of the Museum visitors can expect a variety of stalls with Souvenirs.

The most valuable are relics such as tanks (Tibetan icons) from different periods, pottery of unusual shapes, accessories for the holding of the religious rites, as well as numerous scrolls and books in the Tibetan language. The Museum houses a unique Atlas of Tibetan medicine, preserved in perfect condition to the present day. This artifact is of great importance for Buddhists, as the book describes in details the main tenets of Tibetan medicine.

2001 was a landmark for the Tibetan Museum. In this year, the Chinese government has made a Museum in the list of tourist objects of the highest category "4A", which indicates the cultural, historical and architectural significance of the Museum.