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Time: May 1st to October 31st, 2010.
Place: On the banks of the Huangpu River, in the districts of Pudong and Puxi.
World Expo 2010 Shanghai provides an opportunity for nations and organizations from all over the world to explore the full potential of urban life for mankind under the theme "Better City, Better Life". During the 184 days of World Expo 2010 Shanghai, the participants will display their interpretation of future urban living to the fullest extent.
They will share their advanced notions and experiences on urban development, and try to explore new approaches to human habitat, lifestyle and working conditions in the new century. Through the discussions, people will get to know the importance of creating an eco-friendly society and maintaining the sustainable development of human beings.
China is confident that we will present the world with a successful and unforgettable World Exposition. The event has attracted the participation of 192 countries and 50 international organizations. 70 million visitors from both home and abroad are expected to attend the event, while 20,000 cultural shows will be performed by artists from all over the world.
About Expo City: Shanghai
Shanghai, China's largest and most prosperous city exudes an atmosphere of self-confidence and vitality to rival that of Manhattan in New York City, or the City in London. As one of the world's leading business and financial centers, Shanghai is definitely going to hold the best World Exposition ever. » More about Shanghai
With the extensive support from the government, Shanghai has prepared well enough to welcome expo participants from all over the world. For many years’ preparation, Shanghai has built new roads, new urban facilities, new airport runways, as well as the magnificent expo site where hundreds of expo pavilions are located. » Check out information about Expo Site here.
The theme of Shanghai Expo is to build a better city for mankind, Better Life". The theme represents the wish of the whole world for better standards of living in future urban environments. There is a deep concern for the improvement of urban environments lying behind this theme. » read more
Haibao means treasure of the seas, and looks very watery with its light blue coloring and splashes. Created from the Chinese character ‘人’ which means people (or person), the mascot embodies the characteristics of Chinese culture and echoes the concept of the emblem of the Shanghai World Expo. » read more
The Shanghai 2010 Expo’s emblem, depicting the image of three people holding hands together symbolizes that the world population is one big family. The design, inspired by the shape of the Chinese character "世" which means ‘the world’, represents the theme of the expo: pursuing a better life for the world’s people.» read more
World Expo Ticket
Shanghai World Expo tickets are now available for purchase from the following agents:
- Hong Kong S.A.R. (General agent): China Travel Service (H.K.) Ltd.
- Macau S.A.R. (Authorized agent)： China Travel Service (Macao) Ltd.
- Macau S.A.R.( Authorized agent)： New Sintra Tours Limited
- The U.S.A. and Canada (Authorized agent): Ticketmaster Inc.
- The U.S.A. (Authorized agent)： Peregrine Travel, Inc.
- Canada(Authorized agent)： Tian bao Travel Ltd.
- Japan（General agent）： JTB Corp.
- Taiwan(Authorized agent): China Travel Service (Taiwan)
Master Plan of Shanghai Expo Site
The Expo Site covers a total area of 5.28 square kilometers, including the enclosed area and outside areas of support facilities. The Expo Site covers a total area of 5.28 square kilometers, including the enclosed area and outside areas of support facilities. It spans both sides of the Huangpu River, with 3.93 sq km in Pudong and 1.35 sq km in Puxi. The enclosed area measures 3.28 sq km. There are 12 pavilion groups, eight in the Pudong Section and four in Puxi, each with an average area of 10–15 hectares.
Expo Pavilion Displays
Theme: Sense of harmony
Highlights: Porcelain outer skin in red and white colors.
Location: Zone B
Theme: The Living City: Inclusive, Sustainable, Creative.
Highlights: Image of maple leaf
Location: Zone A in Pudong, east to Expo Boulevard
Area: 160,100 square meters.
Theme: the Sensual City
Highlights: Surrounded by water, it appears to be floating.
Highlights: Showcase typical urban life in Germany.
Theme: Be close with nature
Design team: “Heatherwick”
Highlights: Light box
Location: Zone C