Seated in the Golden Temple Scenic Area, Kunming Horticultural Exposition Garden is 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from downtown 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 more than 500 acres (218 hectares), 76.7% of which is covered by vegetation and about 10% by water.
Taking the advantage of the surrounding mountains, the garden is arranged with an eye towards the aesthetic. In the exposition garden, 94 countries and organizations have built their themed pavilions, displaying the characteristic horticultural art of their own. Indeed, it can be said that the exposition garden is just a showcase of the diverse horticultural arts of the world. Kunming Exposition Garden is brimming with distinguishing Yunnan characteristics, profound traditional Chinese culture, and classic features. No Kunming trip is complete without a visit to the Horticultural Exposition Garden.
The horticultural exposition garden is home to 5 impressive 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 large squares (Century Plaza, and the Performance Plaza), displaying the distinctive architectures of the world. Kunming exposition garden is the only intact horticultural exposition site in the world and appeals to countless travelers who make the trip to Kunming each year.
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.