Shanghai Expo Culture Park to open northern section by year end
The park also has many modern art designs installed. [Photo by Xing Yi/chinadaily.com.cn]
The Shanghai Expo Culture Park will soon open its northern section to the public and the construction of its southern part will be finished by 2024, the construction company announced on Monday.
According to Li Wei, deputy general manager of Shanghai Expo Culture Park Construction and Management Co., the 85-hectare northern section will open by the end of this year and workers have already been making the final touches.
Located at the southern bank of the Huangpu River in Pudong district, the 200-hectare park was built on the former site of Expo 2010 Shanghai and will serve as a leisure and cultural space for the public.
The major attractions in the northern section include a traditional garden that is similar in design to Shanghai's famous Yuyuan Garden, renovated legacy pavilions of France, Russia, Italy and Luxembourg, and a 400-meter avenue exhibiting the history of the area.
The park's southern section comprises a grand opera theater, a conservatory and an equestrian field. All exterior constructions are expected to be completed by 2024, said Li.