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Beijing in full bloom as horticultural expo opens — Standard Kenya

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— Behind a traditional memorial archway, white houses with grey tilted tiles on the roof stand near a green pond. In the courtyard, rockeries with cascades sit quietly amid pine trees, plum trees and elms.

It’s the garden of east China’s Anhui Province at the 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition.

The garden covers an area of about 3,000 square meters. Eager to present a glimpse of the province’s unique culture, designers tried to recreate ancient Anhui village houses for an international audience. Even the memorial archway was made in tribute to the style of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Open from April 29 to Oct. 7, the horticultural expo has drawn international attention, putting Beijing’s tourism in full bloom…

Image courtesy of Xinhua

April 27, 2019

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