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An Early Look at the Pavilions of the Shanghai World Expo

Where: Shanghai, China
May 11, 2010 at 1:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

The largest world expo ever—in size, country participation and expected visitors—hasn't even been open for two weeks yet and already we're hearing reports that it is totally worth all the trouble of getting a China tourist visa. Shanghai's 2010 World Expo still has many more months to go, since it closes on October 31, but rest assured that we'll get there to check it ourselves before then.

If you're planning on going to the Expo, you can already get a good sense of what to expect thanks to the pictures leaking out on the web and Flickr. That pavilions themselves are massive and impressive, to say nothing of the lines to enter them. And we heard that the Tokyo Pavilion is drawing some of the most attention because it's got a Toyota-made robor playing a Chinese folk song on a violin. What is this, Tomorrowland?

Aside from the pavilions pictured in the photo gallery above, we're especially impressed by the Polish Pavilion, the UK Pavilion, and the South Korean Pavilion. And don't forget the North Korean Pavilion! This is probably the only chance many people will have to legally visit "North Korea," so have fun with it.

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· How to Get a Chinese Visa Before Traveling to the Shanghai World Expo [Jaunted]
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[Photo: kabuehler]

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