Palace Museum in Beijing presents relics from Tibet

Tourists visit the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, in Beijing, capital of China, March 19, 2023. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

An exhibition

of artifacts from the Palace Museum and the Tibet autonomous region will continue until July 3 at the Meridian Gate Exhibition Hall of the Palace Museum in Beijing.

A total of 108 sets of cultural relics are on display, including 13 sets from subordinate units of the Cultural Heritage Bureau of the Tibet autonomous region and the Sakya Temple Management Committee and 95 sets from the Palace Museum.

With its large number of exquisite items, the exhibition is attracting many visitors.

"I'm stunned by the exhibition. I've never been to Tibet before, but the Palace Museum has given me a chance to experience Tibit's unique culture," said Wang Lu, a tourist from Hebei province.

Together with her son, Wang came to Beijing to spend the weekend, and the Palace Museum was their first destination.

The large-scale comprehensive exhibition reflects the history of ethnic relations across three dynasties — the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911).

The exhibition reflects the scientific research of the Palace Museum on Tibet over the past five years. It explores the cultural implications behind the relics and showcases the history of the imperial court's exchanges and interactions with Tibet.

"With a profound history and rich culture, Tibet deserves people's attention. I hope more exhibitions like this can be held to let more people learn about Tibet," Wang said.