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Tibet Museum

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Address: No.19 Luobulinka Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Phone Number: 0891-6835244
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10:04 am - 5:31 pm
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Cultural history of Tibet, as told by the Chinese. Wonderful collection of jade. Museum is small, an hour is probably enough time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Cultural history of Tibet, as told by the Chinese. Wonderful collection of jade. Museum is small, an hour is probably enough time.

Thank metaligenics
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The museum contains an exhibit that covers the history of what's now called Tibet, going back to Neolithic times. As the exhibit passes the Tang Dynasty period you'll start to notice the case being made that Tibet has always been part of China, due to this reason and that reason etc., etc. Take that as you will. I suppose it... More 

Thank HaydenOpie
Andover, Massachusetts, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

well build museum but could be skipped. It was included in our PRIVATE itinerary and I wish I knew and requested to skip it.

Thank Eugenia G
Port St Lucie, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I thought there was lots to see here, and that the visit was well worth the time. Expansive exhibits of textiles, musical instruments, traditional medicine. Supposedly, there is also a house and kitchen exhibit, but I missed it somehow. Lots of jade, ceramics, and Neolithic period pieces, including rocks with ancient glyphs carved on them (and highlighted for you to... More 

Thank Quasimama
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a small but very complete museum dealing with Tibetan history and culture. There are displays of books, sculpture,art as well as clothing from thousands of years ago.

Thank CruisingCalifornian
Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

If you have a lot of time in Lhasa and you've had enough of the temples/monasteries, this museum is worth a visit. It has some good Tibetan artefacts, but also provides an explanation why Tibet should be part of China ... here you need a good knowledge of the history/politics to understand it ;-)

Thank Zuzana_sldkv
Xinzheng, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Every province in China has a museum featuring that province's history, and Tibet is no exception. And every provincial museum in China sooner or later has a special exhibit of Tibetan artifacts. But this has the most complete collection of Tibetan artifacts anywhere. There are galleries featuring Tibetan history from Neolithic to the present, Tibetan jade, ceramics (mostly imported from... More 

Thank Gary T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Read the Chinese propoganda carefully. It is a fascinating view of why the Chinese think it is ok to occupy Tibet. The museum is very well done and has lovely displaces.

Thank dcqfromaz
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Interesting by its show on the daily activities of Tibetan people. There was also an exhibition of the Glorious Liberation of Tibet: be aware.

Thank Hans R
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Good to understand the history of Tibet. Contrary to what believed by westerner, the relation between Tibet and Han last more than 13 centuries, and Tibet belong to China since Yan dynasty, that is more than 600 years ago.

Thank sidharta s

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