Considered the most authentic source of Tibetan works in the world, the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is a must-visit tourist destination in Dharamshala. It has an exhaustive collection of manuscripts that were moved from Tibet during the 1959 escape. Nearly 80,000 manuscripts on a range of topics from Tibetan Buddhism to its history, politics, and culture are preserved here. The art collection of the museum is as enchanting as the manuscript collections are enthralling. It contains over 600 paintings and 10,000 rare photographs and many other precious artifacts, some of which date back to the twelfth century.