The Afghanistan, Bahrain, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Yemen pavilions are located in the Asia II collective pavilion.
Imitating the blue mosque in Herat, the pavilion is encased in glowing earthenware bricks that entice visitors into the history of the Night of the Orient.
- More than 400 original objects are on display for visitors to see. Shepherd's tents, household objects, antique carpets, textile products, traditional silver objects, coral products and jewels tell the story of Afghanistan's history and civilisation.
- In the market inside the pavilion, you will find handicrafts, dried fruits, gems, textiles, spices and medicinal herbs from Afghanistan.
The white facade of the pavilion with a classical figuration, forms a sense of traditional and modern beauty; the internal structure takes inspiration from the curve of the oyster shell, a flowing path guides visitors to begin a journey of discovery: from historical culture to contemporary development, looking to the future, soft colour with interesting content, the charm of Bahrain is well presented from a special angle.
- In the pavilion, visitors will be able to appreciate the ancient manufacturing technology of the historical relics that have great archaeological value.
- A contact of zero distance will be realized between the singular way of life, national heritages of Bahrain and the visitors through original audiovisual fragments with tactile experience.
Jordan is a country where multicultures are in perfect harmony. The exhibition is to present the charm of an ancient civilization and modern development by noting the link between Man, City, Nature and Life to tell us that development and innovation are eternal in the past, present and future.
- The entrance to the pavilion follows the architectural style of Petra, an ancient city.
- The ruins of the treasure are displayed in front of the visitors. The ancient site was a Greek style building where the story of Alibaba and the 40 thieves took place.
- You see the transformation of Aqaba from a port city to a commercial and leisure city as well as the lifestyles and innovations in other cities in Jordan.
The Palestinian flag is the main element of the pavilion's exterior façade, whose Arabic gate leads visitors into the city of olives. The huge olive in the centre of the pavilion gives you a very impressive visual shock.
Palestine is rich in olives, which are a major economic crop.
Furthermore, the olive branch is a symbol of peace and friendship.
Representing peace, environmental protection and sustainable development, the green of the olive tree expresses its best wishes for world peace and human friendship.
- Two multimedia screens and a dozen light boxes present the original products and culture of Palestine.
- You can buy authentic olive oil from the country at the counter.
Reflecting the original construction and culture of Syria, the houses of the people of Damascus inspired the architects of the pavilion.
The connected rooms tell three stories: the wheat and silk route, the Arab library and the transformation of ancient Hamoukar into modern Damascus.
- A well is located in the centre of the courtyard around which are displayed the antiques with bonsai trees in the corner.
- The construction and the three stories show you the transformation of Damascus over the past 4,500 years, which is considered to be "the city in the sky".
The exhibition presents the extraordinary success of Yemen in the fields of culture, tourism and science, emphasizing the importance of economy and trade to the development of the cities.
The presentation focuses on showing the practice of trade with the help of industrial experiences from foreign countries and considering its economic and commercial future.
- The city model reflects the metropolitan aspect of Yemen. Posters printed in Arabic, English and Chinese present the country's historic cities, innovative countryside and natural landscapes.
- Handicrafts and industrial items are on sale in the pavilion.
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