Secretariat of the Tibetan Government in Exile
- admission museum Rs10, membership library Rs50 per month
- Library 09:00-17:00 Mon-Sat, museum 09:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00 Mon-Sat, both closed 2nd & 4th Sat of month
Lonely Planet review for Secretariat of the Tibetan Government in Exile
Inside the government compound at Gangchen Kyishong, the Library Of Tibetan Works & Archives preserves the Tibetan texts saved from the Cultural Revolution. Many of the texts have since been translated into English and other European languages, but you must become a temporary member (Rs 50 per month; passport needed for ID) to access the collection.
Upstairs is a fascinating cultural museum with statues, old Tibetan artefacts and books, and some astonishing three-dimensional mandalas in wood and sand. Also worth a visit is the Nechung Gompa, home to the Tibetan state oracle.