Expo in Shanghai 2010 is planned to be the largest World Expo
ever. The Chinese organizers expect 70 million visitors during
the six months exhibition, by New Year already 12 million
tickets were sold.
Everywhere in Shanghai - and even in the rest of China-
the mascot Haibao is promoting the World EXPO in the
This World Expo is held in the largest city in China which fits
to the theme Better Life, Better City.
The theme reflects the global
problem for the international community to develop urban
strategies and sustainable development for the growing cities of
the World. In the year of 2010 United Nations has estimated that
urban population will account for 55% of the total population on
The venue of the Expo is placed
on both sides of the Huangpu River. The largest part (3,93 km2)
is in the new Pudong area, another area of 1,35 km2
is placed across the river in Puxi.
The total area of the
in Shanghai is 5,28 km2.
in Pudong and 1,35 km2
in Puxi is enclosed area (total 3,28 km2).
Entrance to the enclosed area is only possible with
The Expo has five functional
zones A - E in which the national and other pavillons are
placed. The zones have en average area of 60 hektars.
Zones at Expo Shanghai:
Zone A: Hosts the Chinese
pavillion and other Asian pavillions - except pavillions from
South East Asia. Zone A is located in Pudong between the Expo
Boulevard to the West and the Bailianjing rivulet to the east.
Zone B: Hosts national
pavilions from Southeast Asian and Oceanian countries, pavilions
for International organizations, theme pavilions, Expo Centre
and the Performance Centre. Zone B covers an area between Zone A
to the east and Lupu Bridge to the west in the Pudong area.
Zone C: Hosts European,
American and African national pavilions. At the entrance of the
zone there will be a large amusement park. Zone C located in
Houtan in Pudong - west of the Lupu Bridge.
Zone D: Is one of the
original places of modern Chinese national industry including
the Jiangnan Shipyard. Some of the old industrial buildings will
be kept and renovated into corporate pavilions. The docklands
and slipway to the east of the corporate pavilions will be
reserved and made into space for outdoor public exhibition and
Zone D: Hosts corporate
pavilions, Urban Civilization Pavilion, Urban Exploration
Pavilion and the Urban Best Practices Area. The zone is located
east of the Expo Boulevard in the Puxi Section.
Read more about
Shanghai 2010 at the official homepage.