China spends much on Tibetan cultural protection

Updated: 2008-04-23 10:31

Photo taken on April 18, 2008 shows the general view of Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery in Xigaze, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. China has launched a 570 million yuan (81.43 million US dollars) project to preserve 22 historical and cultural relics in the southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region. Of the funds, 118 million yuan will go to the preservation of the 237,000-square-meter Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery in Xigaze. It consists of a main palace and six minor ones, 56 sutra hallsiu, and more than 6,000 rooms for monks. It was built in 1447 and was the traditional residence of Panchen Lamas. [Xinhua]
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