International Horticultural Exposition 2011, Xi'an, China

 Exhibition Time: April 28, 2011~October 22, 2011
 Host City: Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, China
 Site: Chan-Ba Ecological District

 Theme: Eternal peace & harmony between nature & mankind, nurturing the future earth – a city for nature, co-existing in peace
 Slogan: Green Leads the Trend
 Concept: Love of simplicity; Striving for a low carbon lifestyle; Returning to nature - Making green our fashion pursuit

 Pictures of International Horticultural Exposition 2011

 Tickets Peak Day Single Day Admission, Standard Day Single Day Admission, Ticket Passport

 Transportation: During the Expo, there are frequent city-buses and taxies in downtown Xi'an for the use of travelers.

 Brief Intro: This is the third time for China to host the International Horticultural Exposition. The other two were respectively held by Kunming City in 1999 and by Shenyang City in 2006. Classified as an A2+B1 level exhibition, the International Horticultural Exposition 2011, Xi'an has over 105 participants composed of cities and organizations from home and abroad. It is estimated to welcome 12,000,000 visitors during the 178 days.

The actual site of the exhibition is in the Guangyuntan (Guangyun Lake) Ecological Scenic Area, one of the cores in Chan-Ba District. The site covers an area of 4.18 square kilometers (1,033 acres), including the water area of 1.88 square kilometers (465 acres). Relying on the Chanhe River and Bahe River, Guangyuntan was an important port in ancient China. In the Tianbao Period of the Tang Dynasty, a grand water transport exposition and trade fair was held here to show the state's developed commerce and trade as well as its smooth water transportation. The current Guangyun Lake of Chan-Ba District is located in the northeast of Xi'an City, about a 20-minute drive from city center and 40-minutes from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport.

 Mascot: Chang'an Flower
The lively mascot of Int'l Horticultural Expo 2011 is inspired by the pomegranate blossom, the city flower of Xi'an.

 Emblem: Chang'an Flower
Chang'an, the ancient name of Xi'an City, has been the capital of 13 dynasties in Chinese history. The elegant blooming Chang'an Flower consists of four layers, each of which is a polygon. The triangle at the flower center is in the shape of the Chinese character '人' (people in English), which is the basic element of the exposition, implying civilization, responsibility and reason. The second layer is a rectangle, which looks like the ancient City Wall, presenting a harmonious living environment. The pentagon of the third layer is a five-petaled flower symbolizing all the things in nature in terms of the Chinese Fengshui culture. The outmost hexagon is a snowflake and the appearance of running water, indicating a tolerant universe. The entire Chang'an Flower embodies the harmonious co-existence of human beings, cities, nature and the universe, corresponding to the exposition's theme.

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Questions & Answers on International Horticultural Exposition 2011, Xi'an, China
Asked by Joyce from MALAYSIA | Nov. 01, 2017 03:30Reply
Is it worth visiting Xi'an's International Horticultural Exposition site in early November?
We (6 adults) have one free & easy day to travel around the city. Our tour has already covered all the popular tourist areas such as Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell & Drum Tower, Terracotta Museum, City Wall, etc.

We are not sure where else can we go in one day. Are there anything nice to see in Xi'an's International Horticultural Exposition site? How do we get there? How much is the taxi fare? How much is the entry fee now? Are there any restaurants there? Is it expensive to eat in there?

Any other suggestions as to where we can go?

Oh, we will be staying at Forest City Hotel Xi'an.

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Answered by Black from ITALY | Nov. 01, 2017 22:28

Yes, it’s worth to pay a visit. There are many flowers and typical architectures inside. Form you hotel, it costs CNY40-50 by taxi. And the tickets charges CNY60.
As for food, there are many local foods provides around in a cheap price.
Answered by Joyce from MALAYSIA | Nov. 02, 2017 05:25

Oh, thank you very much!
Asked by Loh Shoong Lok from MALAYSIA | Dec. 14, 2015 01:04Reply
What is there to see at Xi'an Horticultural Expo site during Dec 2015? Any special programme?
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Answered by Dora from CHINA | Dec. 15, 2015 02:13

Well, as I know, there is no special activity or programme in December. Currently, it is a good base for wedding pictures shotting. And there are still some nice buildings like Chang'an Tower.

Personally, it is not that worth. U may change the travel plan to tour around other popular scenic areas, such as Big Wild Goose Pagoda or Bell & Drum Tower.
Asked by Kristina from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 24, 2014 18:26Reply
Xi'an's International Horticultural Exposition site, Guangyun Lake
Just wanted to ask what happened to XA China International Horticultural Exposition site? I saw some very interesting pictures of very impresive architecture (Guangyun entrance, greenhouse). Are these buildings still there? Is it worth visiting the site? What is there now? How to get there?
Thanks in advance for the information.
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Answered by Lisa from SINGAPORE | May. 24, 2014 21:06

The site was changed into a park and open for the public for free.
Most of the representative architectures are still there, such as the Chang'an Tower, Guangyun Entrance and Guangyun Bridge. If you want to get close to nature and have enough time traveling in that city, you can choose to go.

For reaching there, I know there are seven bus lines such as 262 can take you to reach there. Would you mind tell me where you stay, so that I can help you to find the best method for you to reach that place.
Answered by Kristina from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 25, 2014 16:54

Thank you for your reply. We will be staying very close to Xi'an Railway station, so it would be good to know if there is bus which goes from there to the park. How is the park called? Is it Shiyuan Park?
Answered by Lisa from SINGAPORE | May. 25, 2014 19:58

It is suggested to take a taxi to reach the Bell Tower Station (close to Luomashi). You can ask the taxi driver to take you to reach the Luomashi.

There you can take the bus line 47 to reach Shiboyuan Guangyunmen Station and the starting station of line 47 is at the Bell Tower Station. After you get off the bus, you can find the Guangyun Bridge. I should remind you that this line is hard to wait, so you need to be patient.

The park is Shiyuan Park, just as you said.
Asked by Carmelita Rosales from PHILIPPINES | May. 24, 2011 03:30Reply
There are no direct flights from Manila to Xi'an, where must I go to get a connecting flight?
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Answered by Cindy | May. 24, 2011 04:33

You can fly from Manila to that city via Hong Kong or Guangzhou.
Asked by Mrs. C | May. 22, 2011 21:56Reply
Our K-12 school is planning an Expo field trip. Which exhibits should we aim to see? Thank you.
Is there an English website for more information about the Expo Exhibits? Where can we download an English map of the Expo?
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Answered by Mr.David | May. 22, 2011 23:20

You can download an English map and see the introcdution on this website: .
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