China Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010

The China Pavilion is one of the most popular pavilions in Shanghai Expo 2010. The China Pavilion, “The Crown of the East,” has a distinctive roof, made of traditional dougong or brackets, which date back more than 2,000 years. The dougong style features interlocking wooden brackets and is one of the most important elements in traditional Chinese architecture.

China Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010

China Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010

The pavilion has three major highlights: Oriental Footprint, The Experience and The Future.

Oriental Footprint tells stories about China’s vast development from rural to urban areas over the past 30 years of reform and opening-up, people’s enthusiasm for building a better city and expectations for the future. The famous painting of “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” (清明上河图) which captures the daily life of people in ancient China is made into a huge animated movie and projected along the pavilion walls.

Another movie in the section showing a modern urban Chinese city.

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