The Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013, authorized by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), is slated to be held around Suncheonman Bay from April 20th through October 20th.
The expo will be divided into three sections: the main expo site (564,000m²), featuring 10 country gardens and 60 themed gardens; the International Wetland Center (100,500m²), featuring an animal/plant exhibition hall, a theater, an ecology learning hall, and a wetland experience hall; and an arboretum (253,000m²). Connecting the main expo site and the wetland center will be a bridge, constructed using freight containers decorated with 160,000 artworks created by children from all over the world.There will be four different types of admission tickets including a day pass, night pass, 2-day pass, and group pass. Tickets are currently sold at discounted prices on the online ticketing site, Interpark. (http://ticket.interpark.com/Global/Play/Bridge/Suncheon.asp)
Meanwhile, Suncheon-si was delegated as the official host city for the 2013 International Garden Exposition by the AIPH in 2009. The Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 will be the first time Korea is holding the respectable event, which has been held around the world for 150 years.