Luckily for me there's currently an exhibition at the Museum of History in Hong Kong and I took advantage of it. It has a wonderfully elaborate title: The Majesty of All Under Heaven - The Eternal Realm of China's First Emperor.
|Terracotta seated musician|
Then there was a massive screen, the size and shape of a skateboard halfpipe, which showed a five minute video of the time when the warriors were built. Obviously a lot of thought, dedication and money has gone into making this exhibition interactive, accessible to all ages and interesting. I thought it was well worth a visit!
|Terracotta kneeling musician and bronze swan|
|Terracotta civic official|
|The very impressive bronze chariot No1|
Exhibition open until 26th November 2012. Entrance tickets cost HK$10 (free Wednesdays will not apply) and the museum will extend its opening hours during the exhibition period remaining open from 9am to 10.30pm daily (closed on Tuesdays and public holidays).
Hong Kong Museum of History, 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
Museum Website: www.hk.history.museum
For enquires, call 2724 9042.
Remember seeing these in London and being completely bowled over. As figures they are impressive, but the details make them stunningly beautiful.ReplyDelete
Yes, the attention to detail is quite amazing!Delete
Must have been wonderful seeing these up close. Thanks for sharing the photos.ReplyDelete
It really was. They were better preserved than I thought they would be as well.Delete
Lovely photos! I completely agree with you, it's obviously on my 'To do list'. Being trained as an archaeologist, it'd be wonderful to see it personally. Thanks for sharing with all of us :)
Andreia @ www.tyrony.com
You're very welcome! I hope you do get to see them. Certainly as an archaeologist they must be even more fascinating!Delete
excellent photos. didn't know this was going on. will have to go see.ReplyDelete
If you're going on a Saturday or a Sunday, you might want to phone ahead as they only let in so many people at a time. You might be better off going after work on a weekday. We went on a Monday at 3pm and it was obviously really quiet! ;)Delete
Thanks, Laura, haven't been to Xian, so should probably take some time off to see this!ReplyDelete
It's definitely worth a visit! :)Delete