Beijing intl. horticultural exhibition sees final influx of visitors
By Lyne Lin
Nearly eight million tourists from home and abroad visited the Beijing International Horticultural Expo since it opened on April 29. The Expo expects another large number of visits during the week-long National Day holiday before it closes on October 7.
The Olympic Games-level event in horticulture industry has attracted participants from over 110 countries, regions and international organizations as well as 120 non-official exhibitors. This marked the Beijing expo with the highest ever attendance rate in the event's history.
Located 10 kilometers away from the Badaling Great Wall, the Expo site covers an area of 503 hectares, roughly the size of 500 football pitches.
Themed "Live Green, Live Better," this year's expo featured the exhibitors' varied and latest achievements in floriculture, innovative developments in green technology, as well as creative ways of integrating horticulture into daily life.