International Horticulture Exposition 1999 held in Kunming was a
large-scale exposition with the theme of "Humanity and
Nature--Advancing Towards the 21st Century". The theme
centered around horticulture and how plants and flowers help to make
the environment more enjoyable.
Exposition focused mainly on exhibiting plants and flowers. There were
displays covering the various traditional horticultural and gardening
arts and styles of various nations, the achievements of international
environmental protection, the history of horticulture and the role of
horticulture in the development of society.
The fair also
provided a good opportunity for related trade talks and negotiations.
Expo Garden is well preserved and remains a major tourist
attraction illustrating China's and Kunming's stature in international
known as the "Spring City" of China for its wonderful
climate. With a high altitude plateau topography, the city has no
severe cold weather during winter nor intense heat during summer. The
average temperature is 23 degrees C. in summer, 9 degrees C. in winter
and 15 degrees C. annual average. The area also gets plentiful
rainfall which is the added touch to make Kunming green and lush all