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Thangka is integral part of Tibetan painting art, is also a bright pearl in the treasure house of world culture as well as a valuable cultural heritage of the world. Thangka's digital works are meaningful and valuable, since in today's fast-growing information age, multimedia data is becoming more and more common in people's daily applications, however this data is nearly useless if there is no computer-aided browsing, searching, and retrieving mechanism to obtain the desired contents. And it involves many research content such as database management system, feature extraction and presentation, content-based image retrieval, semantic-based image retrieval and search engines of Thangka image and so on. In this paper, the characteristics of Thangka image, content-based image retrieval (CBIR) system for Thangka is introduced, and a semantic-based image retrieval and multimedia presentation management system model for Thangka image is also proposed.