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Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

Dharamsala 176215, India
91-1892-22467
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Ranked #15 of 42 Attractions in Dharamsala
Type: Libraries
Traveler Description: The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Tibetan culture. It serves as a centre for cultural... more »
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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you are visiting Dharamshala and interested in Buddhism, I would highly recommend taking/joining the classes on Buddhist philosophy at the Library!

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Dharamsala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A visit to the Linrary of Tibetan Works and Archives is a wonderful way to learn about Tibetan Buddhism, enjoy seeing the masterpieces of Tibetan painters and statue-makers, admire the scriptures that were saved from China's descent into insanity and experience how the exile community reconstituted its institutions to preserve their culture and way of life - and the teaching... More

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Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This library contains very good holdings, very informative and authentic collections. If you have interest in knowing history of Tibbet or Tibetans, this is the most appropriate place to visit.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The library is a treasure -house of Tibetan art, history and Buddhism. If you want to develop a deeper understanding of what you see from outside this is the place to visit. Not surprisingly they also have a lot of books on various aspects of China ranging from art, history, society, politics etc.The main library closes early at 5 pm... More

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Dharamsala, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

An eye opener. You will get to see the the true Tibetan culture here. Again approach is the problem, a steep and narrow road to climb.

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Bir, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

For casual visitors, the Tibetan library (LTWA) has enough to make the trip worthwhile with its collections of books and photos. But if you can come in the morning to attend one of the Buddhist philosophy classes (in Tibetan with English translation), that will give you the best sense of what this place is about: preserving the cultural treasures of... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Hi - this is a lovely walk from McCloud Ganj with superb scenery all along the way. We were disappointed to find the library closed - it was a building site - so check if this is important. However, we enjoyed walking around the buildings and the view from the roof.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We were lucky enough to have a personal tour of the Library and Archives as well as the Museum of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology. The location is lovely and peaceful ... just far enough down the mountain from Mcleod Ganj to get away from the hustle and bustle. The taxi from the main square is 100rs.

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delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

lots of people here mainly foreigner... more seating place needed

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