Norbulingka completes survey on 16,000 movable cultural relics

The news was updated on August 13, 2019.

According to the Norbulingka Management Office in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on August 5 that Norbulingka has completed its census of more than 16,000 cultural relics including 25 first class national cultural relics and 948 second class national cultural relics since the first national movable cultural relics survey which began in 2014.

Norbulingka, a world cultural heritage site, was built in the mid-18th century and was once the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas.

According to Tsechen, deputy chief of the Cultural Relics Division of the Norbulingka Management Office, the cultural relics of the Norbulingka are rich in variety and numerous, with an age span of about 1,300 years. In addition to the main proportion of Buddha statues and ancient texts, the Norbulingka also preserves a large number of thangka paintings, porcelains, bronzes, and other cultural relics.

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