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Pavilions of Asian countries IV

2010-04-19 19:51:14 GMT2010-04-20 03:51:14 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pavilions of Asian countries IV: Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, Oman, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Thailand

Democratic People's Republic of Korea Pavilion

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Theme: Urban Development of Pyongyang, the Capital of DPR Korea (Prosperous Pyongyang based on the River Taedong Culture)

National Pavilion Day: September 6

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion perfectly merges national characteristics of DPRK together with its modern beauty. Outer walls are decorated with national flags and a winged steed bronze statue. Main items exhibited in the pavilion include Juche Tower, Taedong River, Korean-style pavilions, rockeries and small stone caves. All of them present a prosperous and modern Pyongyang based on the traditions of DPRK, where education, science, culture and sports have achieved great development during its long history.

Japan Pavilion

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Theme: Harmony of the Hearts, Harmony of the Skills

National Pavilion Day: June 12

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The Japan Pavilion is a semi-circular structure, covered by a purple membrane material. Several antennae and caves make the pavilion a "breathing organism," which will express the harmony between the human heart and technology. The pavilion has been dubbed "Purple Silkworm Island" by Chinese people.

Oman Pavilion

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Theme: Oman - An Evolving Journey

National Pavilion Day: July 22

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

These structures are complemented by a stylised glass enclosure reminiscent of the prow of a Ganjah, one of the largest and most beautiful of traditional Omani sailing ships. The pavilion exterior combines elements of two of its famous historic forts. At the rear is the distinctive round tower of Oman's old capital, Nizwa. In front, the elegant tower of Sohar, a port city once known as "The Gateway to China," now once again welcomes visitors from Shanghai.

Sri Lanka Pavilion

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Theme: Tradition to Modernity

National Pavilion Day: July 18

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The ceiling is painted with traditional batik craft and walls are decorated with colorful national flags. Five distinctive cities of Sri Lanka, all of which enjoy a long history, will be displayed in an innovative and artistic way to review their histories. Valuable urban heritages are also presented to enlighten the world how Sri Lanka has achieved development together with preservation of its cultural heritages.

Vietnam Pavilion

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Theme: 1000-Year History of Hanoi

National Pavilion Day: September 2

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The facade of the 1,000-square-meter pavilion appears like a river and the bamboo surrounding it can reduce the heat from the sun. The design highlights Vietnamese culture. Visitors will learn about the country's profound history and culture as well as its wisdom in eco-protection and urban development.

Kazakhstan Pavilion

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Theme: Astana - the Hearth of Eurasia

National Pavilion Day: June 5

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The Kazakhstan Pavilion showcases Kazakhstan's young and dynamically developing capital, Astana.

Thailand Pavilion

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Theme: Thainess: Sustainable Ways of Life

National Pavilion Day: September 5

Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The Thailand Pavilion has been painted red and gold, among other colors, to create a beautiful backdrop. It reveals traditional Thai architectural features. The pavilion's mascot "Tai" - a cute, friendly and cheerful child-giant – will welcome visitors at the entrance. There is a friendship clock on the roof of the pavilion, symbolizing the friendly ties between China and Thailand since a diplomatic relationship was established 35 years ago.

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