Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A day in Expo 2010 Shanghai China (part 1)

After having breakfast this morning, we took a cab to Gate 5 of Expo 2010 site (CNY30).It is weekday (Tuesday) but at 9AM today at the expo, we were was surprised by the hoards of visitors that is already in line before us. The park is to open at 9:30AM, or so we were told. This is the line going to the screening area. They screen all visitors by asking everyone to pass thru a metal detector and inspecting bags.
 
After a little more than an hour after, we finally made it inside and the first thing we looked for are the benches so we can take a rest. It was only 10:30AM but we feel very exhausted already. I wonder how things are if we go here during weekends? I think we were lucky that last Thursday the line wasn't as bad, or perhaps it is due to timing?
 
Minutes later and we started going through the pavilions. We didn't have exact agenda as to where to go but we just followed and instinct based on looks of the structure outside (and of course the length of the line outside the pavilion) when we did our visits. Here are some pictures of the pavilions we saw and visited today (national, theme, corporate, international organizations, etc.):
 
Jordan
 
Yemen
 
Afghanistan
 
Syria
 
Palestine
 
Bahrain
 
Saudi Arabia
 
South Korea
 
Uzbekistan
 
Japan
 
Kazakhstan
 
Tajikistan 
 
Kyrgyzstan 
 
Bangladesh
 
Mongolia
 
Maldives
 
Expo of Expos
 
 
Timor Leste
 
North Korea
 
Lebanon 
 
Iran
 
tired visitors. lol!
 
Asia pavilion
 
Laos
 
 Iraq
 
Vietnam
 
 me at Asia
 
sign that indicates if you fall into this line and you started at this point, waiting time exceed 5 hours!
 
Taiwan
 
Theme pavilions
 
Cambodia
 
 
Indonesia
 
Brunei Darussalam
 
Philippines
 
Again, like last time, there's another performance on-going inside Philippines pavilion (as the pavilion theme is Performing Cities)
 
 
inside Philippines pavilion
 
Thailand
 
Australia
 
 World Exposition Museum
 
 
Pavilion of Footprint
 
Cisco pavilion
 
Space Home
 
State Grid pavilion
 
Oil
 
Coca-Cola
 
martial arts performance
 
PICC
 
Then we had our early dinner in Kungfu, a fast food restaurant inside.
 
As there are a lot of pavilions we visited today, I will be splitting the post in to two parts. You can continue viewing the others from here.

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