World Expo China Pavilion

by David Ng

in Travel

China Pavilion
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)


China Pavilion
China Pavilion Bottom
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.
China Pavilion Map
Reading the map, to see what we are in for.
China Pavilion Map
China Pavilion Elevator
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.
China Pavilion Theater
Inside the China pavilion, you will be treated to a movie on the first level.
Movie
The movie basically talks about the struggles and progress of China.
Movie
Movie
Movie
China of the future.
Land of Hope
Walking through “Land of Hope”, a Disney like themed exhibit.
Land of Hope
National Treasure
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)
Train Ride
Train ride.
Train Ride
Scenery inside the train ride.
Last Level
Getting Out
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)
Last Level

  • BusterbladerX

    I heard that the China Pavilion will stay open even after the Expo. Maybe there will be lesser people if you wait for all the crowd to go down.

  • Anonymous

    Really? Maybe I’ll make a trip after the expo is over since the lines look so long.

  • BIGbadHR

    The wait lines look horrible, but it looks like a unique experience nonetheless. I’ll also make the trip after the crowds die down to try and avoid the lines. ;)

  • SmallGUY

    I went there and it was magical. =)

  • AiQian

    我也去了,这是非常漂亮。

  • http://www.goodfoodandtravel.com/ Dave

    Ya, the China Pavilion will stay opened after the event but lesser people? Not sure. Since we are talking about China after all.

  • http://www.goodfoodandtravel.com/ Dave

    Definitely should. But about the lines being shorter?

  • http://www.goodfoodandtravel.com/ Dave

    Avoiding the lines seems like everyone’s priority. Maybe go during the less busy seasons.

  • http://www.goodfoodandtravel.com/ Dave

    It was magical. :)

  • http://www.goodfoodandtravel.com/ Dave

    Sorry my Chinese isn’t that good but using a translator. I got “I went to, it is very beautiful.”

    (Thumbs up!)


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