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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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Very typical of most museums in China/Asia in that it's comprehensivity is rather lacking. There is a definite slant towards the impact of China and importance of China to Tibet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had I not known better I would have thought from this museum that Tibet was a part of Tibet for 2,000 years. This museum is rewriting of Tibetan history at its extreme. Everything is told from China's perspective -- all biased and unnecessary.

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Crystal Beach, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you can get past the re-writing of local history this Museum is quite a good with plenty to see and experience. I preferred the new Yak Museum on the outside of town but there are still some beautiful artifacts and religious and cultural treasures.

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casa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very typical of most museums in China/Asia in that it's comprehensivity is rather lacking. There is a definite slant towards the impact of China and importance of China to Tibet rather than Tibet's own self-reliance. Typical displays of Chinese chops, pottery, Jade and Bronzes and a religious statuary exhibition. Worth the stop if you have free time especially since it... More 

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

In just an hour or two a visit to this place will give you a good overview of the country of Tibet. The design and displays are exceptionally well done and world class.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a new museum and the current exhibits are okay, but they need to do more. Compared to, say, the Chongqing museum, this is very limited. Not really worth it in my opinion, but it might get better as more money spent.

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Asheville, NC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

they try...but the place is pretty empty and devoid of good content beyond some ancient artifacts. Of course, nothing of Tibet's true history is there since it is a miltarily occupied country by China. Skip this place, spend more time at the monasteries and Buddhist sites.

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This newish museum presents the history, ethnography, and art of Tibet very well. It is worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This museum packs a lot more punch than it looks from the outside. They have an amazing collection of jade, golden Buddhas, thangkas, Chinese porcelain, bronze, textiles, and many other things. This was my favorite museum in China -- small, quiet, intimate. Excellent gift shop and light-filled spaces for taking a break.

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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The TIbet Museum is the first modern museum for visitors in Tibet Autonomous Region. Located to the southeast corner of Nobulingka, the Tibet Museum is the place to learn about the rich cultural history & natural resources of Tibet. Exhibits and artifacts ranges from unique Tibetan art & handicrafts, lovely costumes, jewelry, and adornments made of precious metals, as well... More 

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San Dimas, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This multi-story museum has display cases full of historic documents, artifacts, symbolic gifts, and manuscripts. I enjoyed the ancient musical instruments and the typical Tibetan kitchen display. The museum has a simulated Tibetan village, which left us wanting to visit a real one. We could not get permission to do so. The museum had some lovely carved stone icons. Also,... More 

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