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Tibet Museum

 Lhasa Attractions

Located at the southeast corner of Norbu Lingka, Lhasa, it is the first modern museum in Tibet. It covers an area of 53,959 square meters and has a floor space of 23,508 square meters including an exhibition area of 10,451 square meters. The museum demonstrates a strict and magnificent traditional Tibetan architectural style. Also it reflects a salient feature of modern architectural art. 

The Tibet Museum is the official museum of the Tibet Autonomous Region in Lhasa. Inaugurated on October 5, 1999, it is the first large-sized modern museum in Tibet. It has a permanent collection related to the cultural history of Tibet. The museum has a collection of around 1000 artefacts, from examples of Tibetan art to architectural design throughout history such as Tibetan doors and beams.

The museum is a multi-million dollars project. It is located in an L-shaped building situated directly below the Potala Palace on the corner of Norbulingkha Road. The modern museum building fuses together traditional Tibetan building with the modern. It is a grey brick building with dark brown and white roof furnishings with a golden orange gilded roof. The museum is structured into three main sections: a main exhibition hall, a folk cultural garden and an administrative quarter. The central courtyard to the museum is uniquely designed, with a white, sleek-looking floor, and draws upon traditional monastic conventions. It characterizes an origin, black and white design in the centre and has lighting through large skylight windows above. The museum occupies an area of 53,959 square meters, with a total construction area of 23,508 square meters.

In addition to showing the civilization of Tibet, the museum is also an ideal location to hold cultural exchanges and seminars, to preserve cultural relics, and to encourage the archaeological study. Tibet Museum is not only a source of information and inspiration for the locals themselves, but also attracting an increasing number of people from overseas and educating them on the unique Tibetan culture. Let's wish it a bright future in the new millennium!


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