This November 2016 I had the privilege of going to the Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China exhibition at Centurion Mall. The exhibition runs from 3 September - 26 November 2016 and tickets are available from Webtickets as well as at the entrance. An adult ticket cost R130 (about S9 USD) per adult at the entrance. For an extra cost we got an audio device which enabled us to get more information on displayed items in the exhibition. 

My visit there was a pleasant surprise and was most fascinating because I had awesome company. The one who invited me to the exhibition and paid for my ticket, was delightful and well informed. Even before we entered the venue, I was given interesting information on the Terracotta Army, the necropolis and life of the First Emperor.

I really enjoyed the video recordings (shows), especially the interview where the farmer who discovered it all explained how he stumbled upon the army. The audio info and posters were insightful. There is so much to see, smell, touch and hear. It is a sensory experience. I had a fantastic day with wonderful company. I also like the fact that you can get so close to the items on display. At the end, there is a dramatic scene with chariots, the army, red lights and a video in the background; this was the best part in my opinion.

By the time we left, they were closing and we had to go. The shop steward (cashier) was very friendly and allowed us a few more minutes to browse the memento store just before the exit. For an extra cost, you can take a photo as a souvenir. I did not go for that option. My companion got me a mug which cost R50 (about $3.50 USD) as well as a t-shirt. They had run out of shirts for the bigger sizes (fortunately I could fit into the larger kiddie sizes). It was very interesting to learn more about another culture. 

If you were there to see it for yourself, I would like to know about your experience. Please leave a comment below.

Phindiwe Nkosi at the Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China exhibition at Centurion Mall. Photo by SLPhindiwe Nkosi at the Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China exhibition at Centurion Mall. Photo by SL

Phindiwe Nkosi at the Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China exhibition at Centurion Mall. Photo by SLPhindiwe Nkosi at the Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China exhibition at Centurion Mall. Photo by SL

Phindiwe Nkosi at the Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China exhibition at Centurion Mall. Photo by SLPhindiwe Nkosi at the Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China exhibition at Centurion Mall. Photo by SL

The Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China exhibition at Centurion Mall. Photo by SLThe Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China exhibition at Centurion Mall. Photo by SL 

 

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