23 April 2013

Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013



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Here is a magnificent stamp issued by Korea to commemorate Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013. The stamp is just beautiful and  a wonderful stamp for themes on environment, Tourism and flower and Birds !!

The Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013, authorized by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), is being held in Suncheonman Bay from April 20, 2013.

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.

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Organized under the theme ‘Garden of the Earth,’ the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 is a global festival is being held for six months from April 20 to October 20, 2013 in Suncheon City of the Namdo region. Suncheonman (Suncheon Bay) is a coastal wetland registered on the Ramsar Convention. Korean photographers often select Suncheonman Bay as one of the best spots to watch sunsets in Korea.

Suncheon Bay

A place with never-ending field of reeds with hooded cranes roaming about, Suncheon Bay comprises one of the world’s top 5 coastal wetlands and is a rich ecological repository where 235 species of migratory birds and 120 species of plants inhabit.

The beautiful natural setting of Suncheon Bay will be the host site of “Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013″. Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 will be held under the theme of “Suncheon Bay, the Garden of the Earth”, for 6 months from April 20, 2013 to October 20 around the Suncheon Bay.

For this Expo, 83 gardens will be created: “World Garden Zone” where visitors can appreciate various and unique garden cultures of various countries; 70 or so of “Participation Garden Zone” created by world famous garden designers and installation artists; “Oriental Herbs Experience Center”; “Kids’ Garden”; “International Wetland Zone”; and an “Arboretum Zone” where visitors can appreciate a Korean traditional garden and a Southern Forest Path. What makes the Expo more exciting is  the “Suncheon Lake Garden” created by the world-renowned gardener Charles Jencks; “The Dream Bridge”, a recycled container, designed by Kang Ik-jung, an installation artist, that displays 140,000 pictures drawn by children around the world about their future dreams; and PRT (Personal Rapid Transit), transportation that connects the Expo site with Suncheon Bay.

In hoping for the success of the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 which pursues environment-friendly values as shown by the recycling of the discarded trees, stones and containers, as well as the reed fences, compost manure made by worms, etc.,

Korean post has issued a postage stamp featuring a view of Suncheon Bay.

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