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Address: No.19 Luobulinka Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
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7-Night Everest Base Camp and Tibet Tour
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Not a modern museum with video or audio aids but I do like it. It shows rich history of Tibet. What amazed me were the many imperial documents & decrees being written in 2 or more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2016
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Bangkok
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36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On the day of arrival, it was heavy rain, so the best place to begin with is the museum. It kind of a good storytelling style of display. How and why it became Tibet, a part of China today. Don't think too much about propaganda, just learn what they want to tell you, that's fine.

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Olympia, Washington
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

"peaceful liberation of Tibet" You get the point, so if you visit be prepared to be angered by the Chinese version of the occupation of Tibet and all that has followed since.

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Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Please know that when you visit this museum, much of the history is told from the Chinese government's point of view. They present the invasion into Tibet as a "liberation" of Tibet. Be sure to read an accurate history before you expose yourself to this version of the events.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I can take or leave museums depending on how much interest they create. This one was a mixture of (to me) reasonably boring bits and some interesting parts. I wasn't too interested in the formal exhibits of rocks and implements but found the visual sections, eg- the model of Tibetan villages, the inside of their houses and the video of... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Go to see older historical items but don't go for an honest history lesson. Chinese propaganda at its finest and some history is completely inaccurate. Will never go back.

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Bryansk, Bryansk, Russia
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Very nice museum. Entrance was free of charge when I visited it. It is not very big, but you can spend about an hour wtching tibetan artifacts, arts and know some from the history of Tibet. It is situated near the Norbulingka, so you can visit it before or after the Lama's summer park.

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Not a modern museum with video or audio aids but I do like it. It shows rich history of Tibet. What amazed me were the many imperial documents & decrees being written in 2 or more languages, such as Chinese and Tibetan or Chinese with Mongolian, etc. So multi-lingualism was already a popular practise so many hundreds years ago. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The Museum contains a number of exhibits of arts, music, culture, clothing and architecture, as well as the chronological history of Tibet from prehistoric times. Each display is professionally presented and is informative with information provided in English as well. It is not a very large Museum and thus doesn't require a lot of time to review, depending on the... More 

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Kampar District, Malaysia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Museum Actually i am interesting to visit & see more details about whole Tibet story in museum, due to my team partner is not so interesting, that why we only visited half an hour trip in museum. if really walk around the whole museum, i think need at least half day trip here. so regret didn't walk around the whole... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a decent place to visit if you skip the political wing. It is small and can easily be covered in an hour or so. Not a lot of context is given for the displays and labeling is less than adequate. Good for a rainy day but be aware that there is no heat. It was very chilly during... More 

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