World Horticultural Expo Garden Tours – Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

World Horticultural Expo Garden


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10 km northeast of the city center of Kunming, China, Yunnan Province, Kunming
Hours : 8 am - 5 pm (last entry 4 pm)

About this place

The World Horticultural Expo Garden (Shiboyuan) is a 218-hectare international botanical garden complex left over from the World Horticultural Exposition in 1999.  While some of the exhibits are a bit outdated, and the land would be better used if converted into a park, the Expo Gardens are educational and provide a pleasant place to spend a sunny afternoon.  The entrance fee is 100 RMB  for adults, 50 RMB for students.  Plant and garden enthusiasts would most certainly enjoy a trip to the Expo Gardens.

There is a cable car in the gardens that will take you to Golden Temple for 15 RMB.

Near the north entrance inside the gardens is a golf driving range that includes one of the best Thai restaurants in China, Moonlight Corner Thai Cuisine.  You can avoid the entrance fee if you are coming to the Expo Gardens just for the Thai food (but this does not grant you access to the garden exhibits). The restaurant and driving range stay open in the evening, after the gardens close

How to get there:  The World Horticultural Expo Garden is located in northeast Kunming near the Golden Temple.  To get there, take bus number 10, 47, 68, 69, or 72 from various parts of the city.  A taxi from the downtown Kunming should cost 20 - 30 RMB.

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This expo is very famous in China. Which is also the first expo in China, it worthes to see.
Must go

A paradise of flowers.
Beautiful flowers and plants but animals are being maltreated

I visited the "Shiboyuan" with my two children aged 7 and 3. We loved the gardens and all the space. It was wonderful. However, we were really shocked at the circus show with animals. The cruelest thing we observed was how an elephant was constantly hit with an iron rod to sit down, lift his leg, shake his head, whatever. It was very cruel and my children were shocked. After the show I went to the guy and asked him not to do that. There were two or three tigers on the stage in tiny more
Kunming is a laid back place from the larger, bustle markets in the south of China!

By zengzeng,

Join me, to see a different Nanjing!


Flower are everywhere, a real delight to the eyes and senses, and you can feel the folk culture is real here!! i would love to come back every year!

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