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Ancient texts preserved in Tibet's Potala Palace

Time: 01-03-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

According to the News from palace's administration office, China plans to spend 300 million yuan ($45 million) over the next 10 years to preserve ancient documents and anthologies at the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region.

A set of ancient documents preserved in Potala Palace
A set of ancient documents preserved in Potala Palace

This project starts at this year, and will be the largest of its kind.

Chinese government has been working to preserve Tibet's cultural relics over the past few decades, including the Potala Palace itself, one of three UNESCO World Heritage sites in the region.

There is a group to focus on the preservation of ancient books and documents, which established in 1970s. So far, it has published four volumes of a bibliography of ancient documents and anthologies.

The physical structure of the palace has also drawn attention. The latest project was launched in April and completed in August, with a 31 million yuan ($4.6 million) renovation of the golden roofs covering the stupas, or tomb tablets, of previous dalai lamas.

Previous work had repaired the gold-leaf roof, but prolonged exposure to wind, sun and rain had damaged some of it.

Experts on ancient documents have been working to digitally preserve and register more than 2,800 volumes of ancient documents in the libraries of the Potala Palace, with works covering 20 categories in both Han and Tibetan languages.

Through the digitization of the documents and anthologies in recent years, the palace said it can better protect and preserve ancient cultural heritage.

The office said the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage will handle the overall preservation work. There are four parts to the project: preventive protection; emergency protection and repair; digitization; and display and utilization.

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I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards

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Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry.  At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.

There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.

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