Travelers check out the Qinghai Tibetan Culture Museum in Xining, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Aug. 2, 2023. (Xinhua/Pema Yangtso)
XINING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua)– During her summer season getaway, Gao Yong'e had simply one day in Xining, the capital city of Qinghai Province in northwest China, and she understood precisely where she was going to go: the Tibetan Culture Museum.
“I wished to invest the day knowing and experiencing the abundant and varied conventional culture of my nation,” stated the 31-year-old, who comes from Anhui Province in east China.
In the museum, Gao's electronic camera raced to record the variety of treasures– from Tibetan outfits to glass incense bottles, and even the ancient coins that when passed through historical trade paths. Influenced by the large appeal and historic significance, Gao clicked away in a blur.
The Qinghai Tibetan Culture Museum boasts a collection of more than 50,000 works, covering Tibetan medication, literature, calligraphy, folk culture, art, and astrology. Numerous products are national-level cultural antiques.
“The variety of visitors to the museum has actually reached a historical high throughout the summertime trip. In July alone, almost 200,000 individuals went to the museum, while the everyday circulation of travelers reach over 6,000 because August,” stated Dorje Gyal, deputy director of the museum.
“We hire all the audio guides within an hour of opening every day, and there is a frustrating need for directed trips,” he included.
Aside from exhibits, the museum likewise includes interactive activities, such as thangka painting and standard outfit photobooths, so visitors can get hand-on when checking out the huge collection.
Travelers go to the Qinghai Tibetan Culture Museum in Xining, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Aug. 2, 2023. (Xinhua/Pema Yangtso)
Sun Xinyi and her mom made the museum their last stop after delighting in the spectacular natural landscapes in the plateau province. “The distinct Tibetan culture is a fundamental part of our Chinese culture, for that reason, we need to discover and comprehend it well,” the nine-year-old stated.
“Currently, increasingly more youths are passionate about museums, knowingly looking for to comprehend the extensive historic heritage of our nation. This is because of their recognition with standard culture, and this recognition causes their fondness,” stated Dorje Gyal. “The ‘museum tourist fever' improves cultural and tourist activities, showing the appeal and self-confidence of conventional Chinese culture.”
Information from the provincial culture and tourist department revealed that, in the very first half of the year, Qinghai got almost 18.22 million visitors, attaining tourist income of 16.23 billion yuan (about 2.27 billion U.S. dollars), representing a year-on-year boost of 98 percent and 146 percent compared to 2022.
Qinghai has an overall of 41 museums, consisting of 25 at the nationwide level. ■