The signature building is also known as the "Oriental Crown." Its design features the shape of a Chinese emperor's crown, with the upper levels larger than the lower ones.
First, getting into the China Pavilion requires a "reservation" ticket and the passes have time slots on them which shows the designated time you could go inside the pavilion. They will hand out some 1000s of these reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at the 9am opening each day. My hubby was able to get there early and was among the first few thousand people to queue up and got the ticket. But jeez, look at the queues. They're overwhelming, especially for someone like me who dislikes crowds but it seems difficult to avoid large crowds in populated areas of China and it's even impossible at the Expo.
Here's a good look of some of the interesting attractions at the China Pavilion.
Footprint of the East is the main part of the display. You will see an eight-minute film featuring China's urbanization process over the past three decades.
A 100-meter projection of a the panoramic painting "Along the River During the Qingming Festival".
the Land of Hope was a big projector screen featuring urban living in China
Beyond the hallway, you pass through some hi-tech presentations which features interesting graphic
There are also beautiful paintings by young children from all parts of China hanging along the corridors. They look very colourful and appealing.
The following section features a short amusement park ride which took visitors through the urban development of China from ancient to modern showcasing art displays of the building blocks of cities such as bridges, beams, landscaped gardens, etc.