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Pavilions of Asian countries II

2010-04-19 20:25:25 GMT2010-04-20 04:25:25 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pavilions of Asian countries II: UAE, Iran, Israel, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan

UAE Pavilion

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Theme: Power of Dreams

National Pavilion Day: September 27

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The United Arab Emirates Pavilion is a huge golden sand dune inspired by the country's desert. The outer covering of the pavilion is gold-colored stainless steel. Its undulating roof, looking as if it has been shaped by the wind, makes the pavilion shimmer and change colors, reminding visitors of the Middle East country's various natural environments.

Iran Pavilion

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Theme: Blending of Diverse Cultures in the City

National Pavilion Day: June 11

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion fully embodies traditional Islamic architecture and reveals its glorious ancient art and colorful contemporary lives. The whole pavilion is divided into three parts: Iran of the past, the present and the future. Iran of the past introduces the nation and its civilization, while the present division displays archaeological treasures and cultural heritages of Iran. The pavilion emphasises the harmonious development between Iranian urban and rural areas, in accordance with the main theme of the 2010 World Expo.

Israel Pavilion

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Theme: Innovation for Better Life

National Pavilion Day: May 6

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The Israel Pavilion is composed of two streamlined buildings hugging each other. The pavilion looks like two clasped hands, or a "seashell." One side of the "seashell" is made of authentic stone while the other is made from transparent glass. The design symbolizes Israeli innovation and technology as well as represents the dialogue between humanity and nature, the earth and the sky, as well as the past and the future.

Nepal Pavilion

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Theme: Tales of Kathmandu City - Seeking the Soul of a City; Exploration and Speculation

National Pavilion Day: September 3

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The Nepal Pavilion is an exquisite work of art with a large Buddhist pagoda as the centerpiece, surrounded by several folk houses representing styles from different periods. It showcases Nepalese artisans' outstanding talents in art and architecture.

Saudi Arabia Pavilion

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Theme: Vitality of Life

National Pavilion Day: September 23

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The Saudi Arabia Pavilion features a fine centerpiece: a huge hanging boat shaped like a half moon. The "moon boat" is loaded with dreams and friendship. Date palms have been planted on the top deck of the boat, creating a hanging garden, and thus epitomizing the oases in the desert. Visitors will receive a warm welcome in both modern as well as traditional Bedouin tents set among date palm trees.

Uzbekistan Pavilion

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National Pavilion Day: August 31

Location: Within Zone A of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion is enclosed by traditional stacked wooden fences with lattice windows, whose colors will change from time to time under sunshine. Colorful ribbons and knots, symbolizing the blend of time, traditions, culture and history of Uzbekistan, connect different sections of the pavilion. Videos and songs performed with national musical instruments are displayed throughout, representing the diversified culture, prosperous economy, vigorous development of science and technology and harmonious progress between urban and rural areas of Uzbekistan.

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