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Asia III - Expo Shanghai 2010

Asia III at the Exhibition Expo Shanghai 2010
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The pavilions of Iraq, Laos and Myanmar are located in this pavilion.

Iraq Pavilion

A reproduction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon takes visitors into the mythical world of the Arabian Nights - a glimpse into the country's ancient history with modern technology.

The country will also showcase an ethnic village and the lives of its townspeople, the way in which history and culture are preserved while making room for the present and future.

As the country progresses and develops rapidly, the City of the Future exhibition reflects a thousand years of cultural heritage and the sincere wish of the people for a better life.

- Iraq is the origin of the ancient Mesopotamian culture and the Babylonian Empire, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. It was also the birthplace of the first legal text, the Code of Hammurabi. In the heart of the exhibition area, children will be delighted to find a familiar scene from the Arabian Nights. A beautiful queen sits on a carpet and tells stories to the king, while a genie listens in secret from the ceiling. The film "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" is projected on the room's screen.

- Images and tapestries depicting Arab myths and tales adorn the walls of the pavilion. There is also a model of an ideal city, illustrating Iraq's desire to harmoniously combine tradition and modernity.

Laos Pavilion

An ancient city in Laos, Luang Prabang has achieved great success in world heritage protection and diversified development.

The model of Luang Prabang with various objects shows the interaction of tradition and modern society as well as the mutual development between heritage protection and tourism.

All this reflects the relationship of environmental protection with economic development and underlines the importance of sustainable development of cities.

- The pavilion displays lamps, textiles, locally made art objects, and dance and music.

- Posters and pictures of mountains, waterfalls and caves lead you directly to Laos.

Myanmar Pavilion

The kiosk-like gate, the magnificent ramparts, the bridge and the stream in front of the house represent the charm of Southeast Asian architectural art.

With the temples and traditional buildings as the main element, the exhibition is to introduce you to the original traditions, advanced education, abundant resources and splendid culture of the country.

- The symmetrical structure and bright colours interpret the Myanmar style of architecture.

- The "Bridge and Stream" arranged at the entrance of the pavilion manifests the courtly culture of this country.

©Official Guide - Expo 2010 Shanghai China