From the Apr 28th to Oct 22nd, the International Horticultural Exposition 2011 is held in the Chan-Ba Ecological District, Xi'an, lasting for 178 days.
Xi'an, the ancient capital of China, and an ecological new city in China’s central region, attracts global visitors by its unique charm. The International Horticultural Exposition in Xi’an is another vital event after 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and 2010 Shanghai Expo. More than 109 outdoor exhibition halls have been established in the Expo garden, which is expected to attract 12 million visitors.
Xi’an Expo’s theme is "Eternal peace & harmony between nature & mankind, nurturing the future earth --- a city for nature, co-existing in peace". The emblem and mascot of the Expo have been designated as the “Chang’an Flower”, originating from a famous Tang poem which reads: “Proudly I ride a galloping steed, feasting my eyes on Chang’an flowers at a fleeting speed.”
Xi’an welcomes visitors from all around the world to take part in this Expo, and to gain a full glimpse of this ancient and ecological city.