The 2013 World Landscape Art Exposition will hold its opening ceremony on May 10 on redeveloped salt marshes in Jinzhou, Liaoning Province. It is the first world horticultural exposition to be held on the marshes since the completion of reconstruction and redevelopment work. The theme of the expo is "the city and the sea, a future in harmony."
The 2013 World Landscape Art Exposition will hold its opening ceremony on May 10 on redeveloped salt marshes in Jinzhou, Liaoning Province.
"Jinzhou is a central city in western Liaoning, and we hope to attract more attention by holding a large expo like this, showing the charming of our city," said Wang Guangming, secretary of Jinzhou Municipal Party Committee on Wednesday at a press conference.
"After all, we want to develop our coastal economic zone by opening the door of Jinzhou." He said.
The expo will take place on an artificial site constructed on vast disused salt marshes, allowing for a much larger-scale event than previous expos.
The event, which will run for 6 months, will showcase the costal city's ocean civilization and culture and will feature 20 differently-themed zones. The expo will also be divided into six regions, featuring mountain, forests, islands, flowers, buildings and bridges.
It will also have four landmark buildings: An oceanography gallery, a paleontology museum, a theater and a flower-shaped tower.
Jinzhou is the fourth city on the mainland to host the event, which has also been held in Kunming, Shenyang and Xi'an. This year's event will highlight Jinzhou's own special characteristics and is jointly supported by the Association of International Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA). There will be displays featuring flowers and trees, as well as international award-winning horticultural displays.