Tibetan Culture & Medicine Museum
Tibetan Culture & Medicine Museum information
Exhibitions at this excellent museum focus on traditional Tibetan medicine, astronomy and science, as well as traditional Tibetan life, homes and costumes. The highlight is a 618m-long thangka (Tibetan sacred art) scroll – the world’s longest – which charts most of Tibetan history. Completed in 1997, it’s not an ancient relic, but it is unbelievably long. It took 400 artists four years to complete and is displayed in a maze-like exhibition hall.
The museum is located on the far northwest side of Xīníng, not too far from Qīnghǎi University. Bus 1 (¥1) goes here from Dong Dajie (about a 30-minute ride). A taxi costs about ¥15 from the centre.