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Traditional Tibetan Hospital

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Located at Yuthok Lu, west of Jokhang Temple, the Tibetan traditional hospital was initially built in 1916 as the center of research for Tibetan medicine as well as for calendar calculation. After a large expansion in 1980, it now occupies a region of more than 40,000 square meters and has a staff of 450 people. Tibetan traditional hospital is the biggest one of its kind in Tibet.
The hospital focuses on the research of Tibetan traditional medicine as well as the calendar calculation for several years. Tibetan doctors think that human bodies have close association to weather. Striking thangkas hanging on the wall are used to portray the system of Tibetan medication while training doctors-to-be. The statues of the Medicine Buddha also can be seen by visitors. Several unique vessels as well as herbs and ores which are used as materials of traditional medicine are also on display. In the hospital, visitors can attempt to understand the mysticism of Tibetan traditional medicine.
The Tibetan traditional hospital is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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