China Pavilion to Reopen in December after Shanghai Expo
The 184-day Expo 2010 Shanghai China (watch video ) has come to an end on October 31, 2010. The China Pavilion, the top attraction at the Shanghai Expo is scheduled to go through one month's maintenance and renovation work, and will reopen to the public on December 1, 2010.
According to the latest official information, the extension will last for 6 months from December 1, 2010 till May 31, 2011. The opening time is 09:00-17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays), and the ticket price is 20 yuan per person.
This large, inverted-pyramid building has received about 7.5 million visitors during the Shanghai Expo, including 80 heads of state and government officials from around the world, according to figures from Expo organizers. It displays many China’s national treasures borrowed through various channels, such as bronze chariots that are thousands of years old, and a giant 128-meter long animated projection of the famous Chinese painting “Along the River during the Qingming Festival”.
The officials said that when the China Pavilion reopens in December, it would try to maintain the original displays as shown during the Expo, and there would also be a new exhibit about the development of the China Pavilion from its inception to its operation during the Expo. In addition, more national treasures are expected to be displayed during the extension.
The China Pavilion is one of the few structures to remain after the event ends, while the Theme Pavilion, the Cultural Center and Expo Boulevard will be permanent buildings remaining on the site. Most of the pavilions at the Expo Park will be dismantled or relocated throughout November.
The exterior of the China Pavilion.
The inside decoration of the China Pavilion.
The bronze chariots and horses on display inside the China Pavilion.
The giant animated projection of a famous Chinese painting on display inside the China Pavilion.