Keywords: zone, activity, food
Zone: The Expo has five zones: A, B, C, D and E. Zone A has the pavilions of Asian countries, except Southeast Asian ones. Zone B houses the theme pavilions, Southeast Asian and Oceania pavilions, the International Organization Pavilion, the Public Activity Center and the Expo Culture Center. Zone C houses the pavilions of European, North and South American and African countries. Zone D has corporate pavilions, and Zone E has more corporate pavilions, the Urban Civilization Museum and the Urban Best Practices Area.
Covering more than 160,000 square meters, China Pavilion is composed of the Chinese National Pavilion, Chinese Provinces Pavilion and the pavilions of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. A 100-meter version of the panoramic painting Along the River During the Qingming Festival is screened on the north wall of the top floor. The painting, known as a treasure in China, can be traced back more than 1,000 years. It displays a scene in the prosperous city of Bianjing, now known as Kaifeng in central China’s Henan Province. Modern multimedia technology enables the more than 1,500 characters in the painting to walk and move.
Turkey Pavilion was inspired by Catal Hoyuk, the largest and best preserved Neolithic site found so far, in present-day Turkey. A red and beige box carved with the symbols of animals, it will exhibit the oldest map in the world, discovered in Catal Hoyuk.
With 60,000 acrylic rods, each containing a seed, the U.K. Pavilion demonstrates an innovative design. The rods quiver in the wind, casting different colors as it catches the sunlight. There is also a square as big as a football field in the pavilion.
Switzerland Pavilion will have 20 cable cars commonly used on the Swiss mountains, which will end visitors’ tours by taking them to a place that overlooks an exhibition of the country’s urban and rural sceneries.