Terra Cotta Warriors


Yesterday, I went to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana to view the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Guardians of China’s First Emperor. It was fabulous! I highly recommend it. It was very well organized. We had tickets for 10:00 am, only stood in line for a few minutes and then were given an audio phone to help guide us through history. This is the largest exhibit of the Terra Cotta Army ever seen outside of China. There are 20 life-size figures and 100 other items from the tomb. The Bowers’ website has great photos which will give you an idea of what you will be seeing.

This was my first trip to the Bowers and I was pleasantly surprised. It is a beautiful museum, easily accessible (only a 40 minute drive from Palos Verdes) and not crowded at all. We had lunch at the museum at Tangata (part of the Patina group) 714-550-0906 which was delicious.

I have not seen too much press on this event. I actually read an article on Sandy DeAngelis Historic Homes Blog. As the word spreads, the tickets may become scarce. If you are interested in seeing this amazing exhibit, it will run through October 12, 2008.

Photo courtesy of the Bower Museum

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