Perched in the Golden Temple Scenic Area, Kunming Horticultural Exposition Garden is 4 kilometers far from downtown of Kunming City. The site of the exposition garden used to be a breathtaking place, while it was developed into a characteristic exhibiting garden since being chosen as site for 1999 International Horticultural Exposition China. The garden occupies 218 hectares in area, 76.7% of which is covered by vegetation and about 10% by water, magnificent in spectacular and inviting in scenery.
Taking the advantage of mountains surrounded, the garden is well-arranged. In the exposition garden, 94 countries and organizations built their themed pavilions respectively, displaying the characteristic horticultural art of their own. It can be said that the exposition garden is just a showcase of the diversified horticultural art of the world. Kunming Exposition Garden is brimming with distinguishing Yunnan characteristics, profound traditional Chinese culture and world-classic features. No Kunming trip is complete without a visit to the Horticultural Exposition Garden.
The horticultural exposition garden is home to 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), displaying the distinctive architectures worldwide and showing gardening development of the countries. Kunming exposition garden is the only intact-reserved horticultural exposition site in the world and appeals countless travelers to pay an annual visit.
Admission Ticket: 100 Yuan
Opening Time: 8:00-18:00
Location: Beside the Golden Temple Scenic Area, 6 kilometers from downtown of Kunming
How to get to: Take the bus No. 69 and 71 to get there.