World Horticulture Expo Garden
The World Horti-Expo Garden is the site of the 1999 Kunming International Horticulture Exposition. It is a first class garden with typical Chinese and Yunnan characteristics. Here you can see a grand exhibition of horticulture from everywhere in the world. It is situated in the northern suburbs of Kunming, 6 km from downtown, next to the Golden Temple scenic spot. It sits at an elevation of 1,920-2,010 meters above sea level, with 218 hectares in area, 2.5 km in length, and 1.1 km in width. The theme of this exposition is "Man and Nature, marching into the 21st century."
In the garden you can find 5 big exhibition halls (China Hall, the Man and Nature Hall, the Green House, the Science and Technology Hall, and the International Hall), 6 theme gardens (the Tree Garden, the Tea Garden, the Bonsai Garden, the Medicinal Herb Garden, the Bamboo Garden, and the Vegetable and Fruit Garden), 3 outdoor showplaces (the International Outdoor Exhibition Area, the Domestic Outdoor Exhibition Area, and the Exhibition Area for Enterprises), and 2 big squares (Century Plaza, and the Performance Plaza). They are connected with one another by 9 paths which cover a distance of 10 km in all. Along these paths, you can find restaurants, amusement parks, toilets, telephone booths, shops, statues, and lakes. You also can see an observatory tower on a hill and cable cars which lead to the Golden Temple.