Kunming World Horticulture Exposition, China
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Kunming World Horticulture Exposition
Called "World Horticulture Expo" in short, the Kunming World Horticulture Exposition is situated in the Jindian scenic spot 8 km away from Kunming city.
It was in this place that a large-scale international horticulture Expo was held in Kunming in 1999, now it is the scenic spot with a lot of strange flowers and grass for appreciating.
The World Horticulture Exposition occupies an area of 218 hectares and the plants cover 76.7% rate, among them, there are 100 hectares gentle slopes and 10%~15% water area. With meticulous design and melting, the three parts - mountain, water and forest form a very good natural environment. You can visit the whole exhibition area along the fixed route.
Entering the garden, first in your eyes is the Chinese Garden. The Chinese Garden is the main body of the World Horticulture Exposition, next the International Garden, Man and Nature Garden, Big Hothouse Garden, Science and Technology Garden and etc. are arranged in proper order.
In the outdoor exhibition area of the Chinese Garden in the World Horticulture Exposition, there are two afforestation belts leading to north and south, they symbolize the Yangtze River and the Huanghe River.
The 34 Chinese internal Expo Gardens - 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government and Hong Kong and Macao Special Administration Regions and Taiwan gardens dispose relevantly according to Chinese domain location.
These 34 Expo gardens use the most representative construction mark in the locality to show traditional style and landscape characteristic of each province and each area.
Walking out of the Chinese Garden, the landscapes change into the International Garden full of foreign sentiments and different ethnics' horticulture characters. There are Asia Expo area with eastern sentiments, Europe Expo area with European sentiments, America Expo area permeated with warm feeling, Africa Expo area with many styles and features and Oceania Expo area full of island sentiments in the garden.
In the World Horticulture Exposition, multifarious plants and flowers, gardens and horticultures are all the heroes of this large stage - the World Horticulture Exposition.
Now there are more than 1,500 kinds of trees and about 2,000,000 trees including the new planting and transplanting. Among them, there are more than 80 kinds of rare plants such as fine paulownia, bare China fir, Bole tree and southern ormosia china fir and etc. listed in the first and second class preservation trees.
Additionally, there are six large special gardens: tree garden, bamboo garden, herb garden, vegetable and fruit garden, potted landscape garden and tea garden. Each is green and emerald with a lot of precious and strange things. The green ancient woods, the elegant bamboo with romantic charming and the delicate fragrance of herbs are showing people different plants' history, development course and present condition.
In the Expo Garden, do you know which garden has the highest science and technology characteristics and includes the most extensively? It is the Big Hothouse. It includes many kinds of rare plants and strange flowers and grass in different climates and regions such as tropical zone, subtropical zone and temperate zone, expressing rich kinds of plants in nature and beautiful and colorful natural landscapes. Entering the hothouse, you will feel dazzled with lots of fragrance.
In the World Horticulture Exposition designed as the subject of "man and nature", the beautiful landscapes all over the world are collected here and displayed on the land with fairy large area. It decorates Kunming called "Spring City" from ancient time to a "plant kingdom". Of course, Yunnan itself has rich kinds of plants, which is also the strong backing of the whole World Horticulture Exposition.