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“A PLACE FOR READERS”

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
Ranked #32 of 54 things to do in Dharamsala
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Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, India
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A PLACE FOR READERS”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

This library contains very good holdings, very informative and authentic collections. If you have interest in knowing history of Tibbet or Tibetans, this is the most appropriate place to visit.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Understand Tibet more deeply”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

The library is a treasure -house of Tibetan art, history and Buddhism. If you want to develop a deeper understanding of what you see from outside this is the place to visit. Not surprisingly they also have a lot of books on various aspects of China ranging from art, history, society, politics etc.The main library closes early at 5 pm and the smaller one around 7 pm. It is located in a fairly large compound with main building housing the library and offices. Invariably Buddhism marks it's presence with different type of stupas constructed all-around the main building each with it's own philosophical symbolism.

Visited May 2013
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Dharamsala, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tibetan library visit”
Reviewed 31 October 2012

An eye opener. You will get to see the the true Tibetan culture here. Again approach is the problem, a steep and narrow road to climb.

Visited October 2012
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Bir, India
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“Worth a visit, but even better if you can attend one of the Buddhist philosophy classes”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

For casual visitors, the Tibetan library (LTWA) has enough to make the trip worthwhile with its collections of books and photos. But if you can come in the morning to attend one of the Buddhist philosophy classes (in Tibetan with English translation), that will give you the best sense of what this place is about: preserving the cultural treasures of Tibetan Buddhist thought and practice.

Visited November 2011
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Closed for renovations....!”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

Hi - this is a lovely walk from McCloud Ganj with superb scenery all along the way. We were disappointed to find the library closed - it was a building site - so check if this is important. However, we enjoyed walking around the buildings and the view from the roof.

Visited May 2012
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