The Tibet Museum
This museum is located at the southeast corner of Nurbu Lingka Monastery in Lhasa. It is the first modern museum in Tibet. It covers an area of 53,959 square meters and has a floor space of 23,508 square meters including an exhibition area of 10,451 square meters. The museum displays a magnificent style of traditional Tibetan architecture combined with salient features of modern architectural art.
The museum houses a rich collection of cultural relics including handwritten Tibetan classics, colorful thangkas, music and ritual instruments, unique handicrafts and pottery. Visitors can gain a feel for Tibet’s history and profound culture and art.
Outside the exhibition hall are green lawns and shade trees. There is also performance area for modern cultural and outdoor activities, a garden setting for local customs and folk culture, and a manor house. The museum itself has a cultural gallery, handicraft shop and other service facilities. The museum thus offers people many opportunities to relax while visiting its exhibitions.