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Our Pavilion Experience

Come and learn how Hong Kong is inextricably connected to nature – where the vertical meets the verdant to provide one of the most stunning cityscapes in the world, and the countryside is a treasure to be explored and cherished.

Hong Kong Pavilion – Pavilion Signage
Rooftop

Stairs lead to the Rooftop, where the theme is “Connected to Nature”. This ties in the overall theme of the Expo “Better City, Better Life”, and promotes a number of environmentally-friendly features. The rooftop highlights a lesser-known fact about Hong Kong – that about 70 per cent of the landmass is countryside or greenbelt, so you are never far from nature.

There are two distinct areas – woodland and wetland, which replicate the biodiversity of Hong Kong. There are about 1,000 plants and trees on the rooftop, including Chinese banyan and camphor trees common in the city.

The “green rooftop” also has an insulating effect, helping to keep the interior of the Pavilion cool. Other “green” features include solar panels that generate electricity, water cascades that keep the interior air temperature cool and energy-efficient air conditioning.

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Binoculars

Visitors can take a look of some of the animals that call Hong Kong home – insects, reptiles, mammals and amphibians – at four sets of binoculars that have been set up in the woodland area.

When emerging on the rooftop, Visitors will see a stylised hut that contains three video screens. The video highlights some of the many species found in Hong Kong’s wetland environment. The video also includes artistic sand-art renderings of some species.


Graphics

The pixel images on the surrounding walls illustrate the proximity of the urban environment to the natural surroundings and our interaction with nature.


Video – Connected to Nature:
Hong Kong Wetland Species

When emerging on the rooftop, Visitors will see a stylised hut that contains three video screens. The video highlights some of the many species found in Hong Kong’s wetland environment. The video also includes artistic sand-art renderings of some species.

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Going Downstairs –
Connected to Hong Kong’s
Geological Grandeur

Leaving the rooftop, Visitors will get a taste of Hong Kong’s newest nature reserve, the Hong Kong National Geopark, which opened in 2009. The display highlights the spectacular formations at the Geopark that date back some 400 million years. The Geopark covers about 50 square kilometers and includes an area of hexagonal rock columns that are unique in their size, reaching over 100 metres.

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