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Nice museum for raining days, quite big with 3 floors to visit. 15 mn taxi from downtown. We were very impressed by the great tangka which is worth the visit but also by the Tibetan traditional medical part.
My first time here,I didn't take bus as me and my friend tried to save more time. it almost took us 10-15 RMB no matter where you are going in the center. the Taxi goes by meters, not the rickshaw that they call out the...More
Easy to catch Bus #1 from Dongguan Street. Takes about 30 minutes and costs 1 Yuan. Easy to find place to get off as a large street sign nearby.
Sign says entry is free but you do need to pay 60 yuan to see the...More
This museum highlights traditional Tibetan life, medicine's, astronomy and science.But the big wow factor is the 620 metre long thangka (scroll) which charts Tibetan history, and took 400 artists about 4 years to complete.Admission cost is 60 yuan and Bus no 1 will drop you...More
This museum had an interesting range of exhibits about Tibetan medicine. I didn't know much before my visit and found the different displays interesting, especially the tangkas (paintings) depicting different treatments, illnesses and anatomy. There is a very long tangka on the second floor that...More
I enjoyed this museum much more than I expected after reading the reviews. It contains the longest thanka ever made---680 meters of beautiful, detailed painting complimented by silk appliqué borders. There wasn't much detail in English about the various exhibits, but still interesting. Definitely can...More
Definitely a museum worth visiting if you have extra time in Xining. It will possibly takes you about half a day if you just plan to browse through the exhibits.
The thanka is really worth seeing and is the most impressive exhibit in the museum....More
Read about it ! Wanted to see it ! Saw it yesterday and OMG... Is A Piece Of History.... 68 m long and 2.5 m high. It's in excellent condition too. If you are in Xining . A must visit . The place closed at...More
Fair disclaimer, I am a student and practitioner of Tibetan medicine, so I have an interest, but even so it is well worth your time to visit if you are in Xining. This was my third visit to the museum and I always find it...More
There are several different exhibits that are all pretty cool and well done and interesting, especially if you have a Tibetan friend or guide who can explain what everything means (not a whole lot in English other than the main intros, which actually are pretty...More