China’s famed terracotta warriors march into Bangkok for 1st time

A platoon of iconic clay soldiers which guarded the tomb of China’s first emperor for over 2,000 years will invade Bangkok on Friday.

For three months, four rooms inside the Bangkok National Museum will be occupied by the famed Qin Shi Huang’s Terracotta Warriors, the globetrotting exhibition’s first show in Thailand.

Dubbed Qin Shi Huang: The First Emperor of China and the Terracotta Warriors, the show will feature 133 relics, four life-size warrior sculptures, one bronze chariot and many other artifacts unearthed from the tomb of Qin Shi Huang. It all dates back to the Qin Dynasty (221 – 206 BC).

At the event, visitors will get to learn about China’s ancient engineering skills and technology.

The funerary art pieces were discovered in 1974 by farmers outside the Shaanxi provincial capital of Xi’an, in China. They became listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1987. Since then, they’ve joined pandas as one of China’s greatest cultural exports, having traveled to more than 40 countries. 

A bronze chariot found outside of the tomb mound. Photo: Jmhullot via Wikimedia Commons
A bronze chariot found outside of the tomb mound. Photo: Jmhullot via Wikimedia Commons

Tickets are THB30 for Thai nationals and THB200 (seven times the price!) for foreigners. The exhibition runs Friday to Dec. 15 at the Bangkok National Museum. The first public museum in Thailand, it’s located on Soi Na Phra That in the Phra Nakhon district.

FIND IT:
Qin Shi Huang: The First Emperor of China and the Terracotta Warriors
9am – 4pm, Wednesday through Sunday
Sept. 15 – Dec. 15
Bangkok National Museum
Soi Na Phra That, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok


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