Lhasa Tour of
The Tibet Museum is located in the southeast corner of
Norbu Lingka, Lhasa city. It covers an
area of 23,508 square meters (5.8 acres) including the exhibition
area of 10,451 square meters (2.6 acres). The museum is equipped
with modern facilities to ensure quality service for visitors and
safety and efficient administration of the museum itself. Here
exhibits are introduced in Japanese, English, Tibetan, and Chinese,
in order to accommodate visitors from all over the world.
The construction project of the Tibet Museum was listed
as one of the sixty-two "Aid-Tibet Projects" in July 1994.The museum
opened in October 1999 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the
Founding of the People's Republic of China and the 40th anniversary
of Tibet's Democratic Reform. The former Chinese chairman Jiang
Zemin inscribed the name for the Museum.
The museum building is a pioneering institution in the
history of Tibet. Designed by a Han Chinese architect from Sichuan
province, the complex is a wonderful combination of Chinese and
Tibetan architectural styles. Upon entering the Prelude Hall,
visitors' attention will immediately be caught by the colorfully
ornamented beams, pillars, lintels, banners and wall hangings. Going
forward, visitors will see that the museum is actually
sub-catalogued: the first catalogue includes two exhibition halls on
the first floor, showing the splendid history of Tibet and its
abundant natural resources; the other catalogue is on the second
floor and is comprised of five small exhibition halls that display
Tibetan religion, folk custom, treasures, and arts and crafts. The
Tibet Museum houses a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics
including Buddha statues in different postures, imperial jade seals,
gold albums, gifts granted by emperors, colorful tangkas, and
various printed Sanskrit and Tibetan scriptures. Visitors can also
see variety of folk art such as unique Tibetan handicrafts,
costumes, jewellery, and adornments made of gold, silver, and jade,
as well as fine Chinese pottery.
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 of Tibet.
The Tibet Museum is not only a source of information
and inspiration for Tibetans themselves, but it is also attracting
an increasing number of people from overseas and educating them on
the unique Tibetan culture. Let's wish the Tibet Museum a bright
future in the new millennium!
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