More than 1 million tickets have been sold for Turkey's first expo, EXPO 2016 Antalya, which will officially begin on 22 April 2016. EXPO 2016 Antalya is one of the leading global horticultural exhibitions opens its doors to tourists from Turkey and abroad.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will participate in the opening ceremony of exhibition themed “Flowers and Children,” in the city by the Mediterranean Sea. More than 40 countries and 8 million visitors are expected to participate in the EXPO, which lasts until October on a 112-hectare exhibition site.
South Africa is participating in this global Expo with its special garden. The Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Mr Pule I.Malefane and officials from the Embassy will also be present in the opening ceremony.
Under the auspices of the Presidency, the large expo venue cost TL 1.7 billion ($600 million) and is equipped to host more than 40 countries. There are several ambitious gardens inside the exhibition site, including a 3,150-square-meter Chinese garden called "Moon's Jewel," and a 1,200-square-meter Japanese garden. China and Japan have some of the oldest gardening cultures in the world.
Nepal will be participating with its "Himalaya Garden." Likewise, a late-Ottoman era garden will reflect Turkish culture in Antalya with its fountains. nd Japan have some of the oldest gardening cultures in the world.
The expo venue will host national and international concerts, symposiums, dance performances, musicals, theatres, workshops, street entertainments and Ramadan events. Turkish culinary culture will also be available at food courts and on the restaurant street. A special space will be allocated where different houses featuring architectural characteristics specific to each Turkish region will offer Turkish cuisine.
Do not miss the opportunity to live the beautiful gardens of South Africa!