On September 4, the Qinghai Province Department of Culture and Tourism said that construction has begun on an archaeological base in the province’s Tibetan-inhabited area. When the project is completed, it will become Qinghai’s first complex cultural relics storage facility to be used for the preservation, arrangement, and restoration of cultural relics excavated in the field.
The Tibetan-inhabited area of Qinghai is the largest in China outside of Tibet Autonomous Region. Six of China’s 10 Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures are located in Qinghai. The Tibetan-inhabited areas of Qinghai also include the Silk Road’s South Asia Corridor (Qinghai Section), the Silk Road’s Qinghai Road, and the ancient Tang-Tubo Road, which are rich in cultural relics.
The Qinghai Tibetan-inhabited area Archaeological Base will be located in Guide County, Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. It will cover an area of 10 mu (1 mu = 0.165 acres) and have a construction area of 6,000 square meters. The total investment into the project is 30 million RMB (4 million US dollars).
It is understood that the Qinghai Tibetan-inhabited area Archaeological Base will mainly conduct research on the restoration and reproduction of cultural relics, exhibit cultural relics, design archaeological experience activities, organize professional archaeology training, carry out education of traditional culture, and develop high-end cultural tourism products.
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