CIIE National Pavilion remains open for visitors

Xu Lingchao
Some 400,000 people who made bookings in advance will be able to experience the culture of 64 participating countries. Reservations are now closed.
Xu Lingchao

Though the second China International Import Expo wrapped up for professional visitors on Sunday, the National Pavilion will be open from November 13 to 20 to those who made reservations in advance.

According to officials, the reservation window has expired and about 400,000 people have booked visits already.

A total of 64 countries in the National Pavilion will offer exciting and abundant cultural experiences to visitors.

The China booth covers 1,500 square meters and focuses on the dramatic changes the country has accomplished over the 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The France booth has several large screens and VR equipment for visitors to experience French culture. The Greece booth recalls ancient splendor with wine and Greek goat cheese.

Apart from the National Pavilion, some of the intangible cultural heritage exhibitions, introduced as a first at this year's expo, will open to the visitors as well. During the extended exhibition, people can enjoy intangible cultural heritage from Zhejiang, Shandong, Fujian and Shaanxi provinces as well as Shanghai.

The two plazas of the National Exhibition and Convention Center also offer great fun. The south plaza of the center shows off the grand architecture of the expo venue and a glorious display of flowers and greenery.

The north plaza has an ice and snow experience zone to promote the upcoming Winter Olympics in 2022. Visitors can ski or play curling in this area.

After leaving the expo, visitors can go to the Greenland Global Merchandise Trade Center or the Hongqiao Import Commodity Exhibition and Trade Center to do some shopping. Here visitors will find most of the items showcased by exhibitors at the CIIE.

The National Pavilion will be open from 9:30am to 4:30pm, and visitors can get to the venue by Metro Line 2 or 17.

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