Theme: Chinese Wisdom in Urban Development
The China Pavilion contains exhibits from all the provinces in China, except for Hong Kong and Macau which have their own pavilions. It is located near the main entrance, adjacent to the Expo Boulevard in Zone A.
Meant to resemble a crown, the main structure of the China Pavilion, the "Crown of the East," is the tallest structure in the Expo, standing three times taller than any other pavilion, and has a distinctive roof made using the "dougong" method. These interlocking wooden brackets are an important element in traditional Chinese architecture, dating back over 2,000 years. There are 56 dougong brackets on the roof, symbolizing the 56 minority cultures in China.
Pictures retrieved from the official World Expo 2010 website.