The 10th China Flower Expo, themed “Blossom with a Chinese Dream” takes place on the Chongming Island in Shanghai from May 21 to July 2.
Following are 10 reasons for ECNUers to visit this grand flower expo!
The 10th China Flower Expo is the first national flower event being held on the Chongming Island, in the countryside and in the forest. It is participated by all Chinese provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions. It features the largest number of outdoor gardens ever and the most enthusiastic participation from foreign cities.
The Expo consists of 64 indoor exhibition areas. More than 20,000 exhibits are displayed in the indoor exhibition area, and nearly 1,000 new flower varieties make their debut, including magnolia, Chinese plums, and chrysanthemums.
A perfect combination of floral art and Disney fantasy debuts at the Expo. “Shanghai International Resort Garden – Dream Garden” designed by Shanghai Disney Resort and Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai adopts the same design philosophy as that of Shanghai Disney Resort and blends Disney and resort-zone elements with traditional Chinese culture.
Shanghai International Resort Garden – Dream Garden
The Expo offers tourists a beautiful train ride. In the Jilin Garden, which covers an area of 2,000 square meters, tourists can take a small train to enjoy the sea of flowers.
Two 7–minute light shows will be on at 19:30 and 20:30 respectively during the Expo. They are absolutely phenomenal! Make sure you don’t miss them!
The Expo follows the island’s strategy of low-carbon and sustainable development. There are many environmentally friendly designs worth seeing in the Expo. For example, about 5 million recycled milk cartons were used to make eco-friendly benches.Designed by Chinese architectural firm Arcplus Group, the benches were made of recycled Tetra Pak milk cartons, crushed and compressed into a durable material that is sun- and waterproof.
Many special delicacies will be found at this flower expo! Combining flowers with delicious food, Guangming Dairy, a time-honored milk brand in Shanghai, has launched more than 30 customized new products for the expo.
The Expo is easily accessible. Flower expo special lines will be available at seven transport hubs. They will reach the Expo park’s north parking lot No. 1 (public transport hub). You can also take a cruise to theExpo, enjoying the spectacular river scenery at the mouth of the Yangtze River and trying some delicious local delicacies at the same time.
Over 3,500 volunteers from the universities in the city serve at the Expo. 60 ECNUers are volunteering for the expo. If you come across one of the ECNU volunteers, don’t forget to give them a thumbs up.
Located in the eastern estuary of the Yangtze River, the Chongming Island is an ideal escape from the city’s concrete jungle for a pristine nature experience.
Generations of ECNUers have been guarding the island with their wisdom and effort, making Chongming more sustainable and beautiful.
ECNUers making Chongming Island more attractive
Author: Xu Xincheng, Li Mengjie
Copy editor: Philip Nash
Editor: Li Mengjie
Some of the pictures are sourced from the Internet.