A Tibetan Yak Museum will be built in Lhasa
A Tibetan Yak Museum will be built in Lhasa. It is the first Yak Museum in the world and expected to be opened to tourists on May 18, 2014, the World Exhibition Day.
Yaks are special animal species living on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. During the long-time evolution, they have adapted to the extreme cold weather without enough oxygen.
Having worked in Nagqu in northern Tibet for nearly 20 years, Yage Bo regarded yaks as the companions of Tibetans for thousands of years for yaks have offered the locals food, clothing and means of housing, vehicles, heating and farming, and most importantly boosted their spirit.
The Yak Museum will cover the total area of 8,000 square kilometers. Aimed to promote the “Spirit of Yaks, it will display the unique Tibetan history and culture through the exhibition on yaks.
It is said that the Yak Museum will accommodate three exhibition halls themed on Nature and Science, Humanity and History, and Art and Spirit respectively. It will also become a lasting venue to collect, preserve, study and showcase evidences of human activities including the lifestyles and modes of production long ago as well as specimen of natural science.
The museum collected real objects, specimen, documents, audio and video materials on nature, history and art of yaks from the public. By now, it has received 300 pieces of exhibits of all ages, according to Yage. The Yak Museum will make Tibet tours more insteresting and help tourists know more about Tibetan culture.