The World Expo 2010 has hundreds of pavilions but the China country pavilion is a must see. Titled “the Crown of the East,” the China pavilion stands taller than anything else at the Expo.
The cost? A mere 1.5 Billion Ren Men Bi (226 Million USD)
Getting into the pavilion isn’t easy. The wait can last up to 8 hours! Even after you get inside, there is an hour wait time left.
Reading the map, to see what we are in for.
After about an hour wait, you will be escorted into an elevator where you are taken to the top level. The exhibit starts from the top and proceeds downward.
Inside the China pavilion, you will be treated to a movie on the first level.
The movie basically talks about the struggles and progress of China.
China of the future.
Walking through “Land of Hope”, a Disney like themed exhibit.
One of the exhibits features a Chinese National Treasure, a terracotta horse carriage. To see the artifact you have to get on a conveyor belt the takes you in and out of the room in matter of seconds. I guess they don’t want you to look at it for more than 5 seconds or it will lower its value.(perhaps)
Scenery inside the train ride.
Leaving through an escalator that takes you to the exit. There are still lots of people waiting to get in. (The photo only shows a fraction of the people waiting)