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Shangri-La thangka exhibition sets world record

Updated:2015-07-10 11:33:07   CCTV.com

The exhibition features 1,699 scrolls. Guinness World Record certification officer Gulnaz Ukassova conferred the certificate at Sunday's opening, which also marked the inauguration of the 12-story temple and an exhibition center.

The temple also houses a 21-meter high statue of the Buddha, as well as 2,000 Tibetan cultural relics.

Thangkas are considered a kind of encyclopedia of Tibetan culture. The paintings on display showcase Tibetan lifestyles and the development of Buddhist art. 

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