Visit the National Gallery Of Victoria
Everyone knows about the discovery and unearthing of the Terracotta Warriors BUT not everyone will get to see them. Lucky for you if you live in Melbourne as the NGV have announced that some of these impressive looking statues will be marching right into St Kilda Road, through the amazing entrance and position themselves in the NGV, in prime position for you to be able to come in and admire. Here are full details for this amazing showcase of Asian antiquity
They are truly the Guardians Of Immortality. And have sometimes been described as the eighth wonder of the world. They were only recently discovered, in 1974 and tell us rich stories about Chinese history and culture. They were discovered when farmers were digging an irrigation and found a terracotta head. In total, they have now found over 6000 terracotta warriors and there are still more to excavate. Each of the warriors were given individual characteristics. Workers were held individually accountable for each statue. Statues have their signatures at their base.
The exhibition is on from now until mid October every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you havent been to the NGV before, then you are in for a real treat. It is located close to Flinders Street station and if you get to go along on the weekend, it is interesting to walk along the Southbank Bouldevard. And if you go there on a Sunday, there is also a small market that runs along St Kilda Road, just outside the NGV. On the other side of the road is the Botanic Gardens and the Yarra River, not that far away to our accommodation at South Yarra Stays in Domain Road.
When travelling to the NGV, you can also get there by tram. Either way, you will need a MYKI card.
We highly recommend that you visit this once in a lifetime exhibition.