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Name 시드니지사 Date 03/18/2013 Hit 7575

Garden lovers from around the world are being invited to visit the Suncheon Bay International Garden Expo 2013 in Korea which begins on April 20 and runs until October20, 2013.  The International Garden Expo has been held around the world for 150 years and it will be Korea’s first time to host the event.

Under the theme ‘Garden of the Earth’ the Expo will be divided into three sections.  The main Expo site (564,000 sq. mtrs.) will feature ten country gardens and sixty themed gardens.  The International Wetland Centre (100,500 sq. mtrs.) will feature an animal/plant exhibition hall, a theatre, an ecology education hall and a wetland experience hall.  The site also includes an arboretum (253,000 sq. mtrs.).

There will be various garden zones including a World Zone, Wetlands Zone, Family Zone, Future Zone, Tree Zone and Flower Road Zone.  Connecting the main expo site and the wetland centre will be a bridge constructed using freight containers decorated with 160,000 artworks created by children from all over the world.

Suncheon Bay is known as one of the world’s top five coastal wetlands and the huge benefit for Korea and the world is that it will be conserved forever as a result of the preparations and hosting of the International Garden Expo 2013.

For visitors wishing to attend the Expo there will be four different types of admission tickets including a day pass (16,000 KRW approx. A$15) a night pass (8,000 KRW approx. A$7) , 2day pass (24,000 KRW approx. A$21) and group passes/children tickets are available at discount rates.

Ticket holders will  also receive the benefits of visiting many local tourist attractions free of charge such as Suncheon Bay Ecological Park, Suncheon Forest Lodge, the historic village Naganeupseong and the Suncheon Bay Drama film village.

Full details of ticketing information and all the events taking place at the Suncheon Bay Intl. Garden Expo 2013 can be found on the official Expo 2013 website:

Dated:  12 March, 2013

Further information/photos:  Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney office

Email:   Phone:  02)92452-4147/8