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Terracotta Warriors exhibition 'a symbol of closer Thailand-China ties'

By The Nation

 

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Ambassador Lyu Jian

 

The first exhibition of the emblematic ancient Terracotta Warriors will deepen both cultural and economic cooperation between China and Thailand, China's ambassador to Thailand Lyu Jian said.

 

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Thailand and China kicked off the exhibition of “Qin Shi Huang: The First Emperor of China and Terracotta Warriors” at the National Museum on Sunday (September 15) where it will run until December 15.

 

The exhibition features 86 sets of artefacts including a battalion of terracotta soldiers, archers and charioteers, each with unique facial features, costumes, weapons and even hairstyles.

 

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The Terracotta Warriors being exhibited in Thailand are a part of the 8,000-man clay army, made in around 250BC for the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Chinese farmers first stumbled upon the tomb in Xian, capital of the northern province of Shaanxi. An archaeologist identified fragments of terracotta found by local farmers digging a well in 1974 .The site is among the first Unesco World Heritage sites in China, winning the  Unesco heritage listing in 1987. Since then, it has become one of major tourist destinations.

 

In an article about the exhibition,  Lyu Jian wrote that cultural exchange would deepen the 44 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The exhibition takes place this year when China is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and Thailand held the auspicious coronation of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn, he wrote. He said the Thai Royal Family in the past had also supported China in conserving the ancient Terracotta Warriors.

 

“China-Thailand friendship is a bond of brotherhood that has been taking deep root in the heart of people on both sides, from past to present and the two governments had signed a cultural cooperation agreement in 2001..leading to other exchanges later including this Qin Shi Huang event ,” he wrote.

 

He added that the deepening relationship could be seen from the millions of Thai people who have studied Chinese language.

 

On the economic side, more than 10 million Chinese tourists visited Thailand last year and more than 40,000 Chinese studied in Thailand. China has also linked its Belt and Road Initiative with Thailand 4.0 and the Eastern Economic Corridor, he added.

 

The exhibition is being organised at a total cost of Bt60 million. More than 400 clay artifacts made 2,700 years ago from a national graveyard, as well as special items exclusively from 14 Chinese museums, will be on display.

 

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Two special sessions are scheduled on Monday and Tuesday (September 16-17), before normal sessions every Sunday to Wednesday from 9am to 4 pm until December 15. Thai visitors will be charged a fee of Bt30 per person while foreigners will pay Bt200 per head.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30376224

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-09-16

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Letting go a bunch of Chinese criminals crooks scott free and without charge is even a bigger sign to the kowtowing little brother to the big brother relationship...

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1 hour ago, MaxYakov said:

For Bt200 vs Bt30 for Thai citizens, I want to see the exhibit descriptions/notations in my language or forget it. Ref: the artifact description in the article's image.

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This same exhibition was at the Rain City Science Center, three years ago was it (?) Yep must have been three years ago. I stopped by cause I was back home on vacation and staying in walking distance. Ok for what it is, but after visiting I do not know if I would make the effort to see it if it was more than walking distance.

 

Oh, it was much more expensive than 200 Baht so that is a deal, even if it leads to the painful effects of mental constipation due to dual pricing in your brain pain.  :biggrin:  Suck it up.

 

 

 

 

 

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Everywhere news told that the exhibition started on 15 Sept 2019, but then we went there. They said it starts on 16 September 2019. Why the news never give the accurate information?

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"... terracotta warriors from China ..."

 

They look a lot like the folks who own the economy and the government these days.  Distant relatives?  Hmmm...

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Let's hope this does not turn out to be a 'Saudi Arabia' recurring moment

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We saw them onsite in Xi'an, I think the admission price was a tad over 500 Baht, admittedly there were a lot more soldiers there and many other artifacts on display, along with about 1m Chinese tourists, never go during the Chinese holiday periods. 

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1 hour ago, taichiplanet said:

first step in China reclaiming Thailand as one of its territories from yonks ago. 😁

During the 1950s, the Eisenhower administration put in place an emergency evacuation plan for a certain prominent Thai family, because it was thought the Chinese were about to pour through Laos into Thailand. 

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Mick501's on the ball.  Me & my UK family saw this 12 years ago & enjoyed it immensely for a good and FAIR price.

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