China Pavilion is the largest pavilion and can only be visited if you had already made a reservation. Else, sorry. However, to make reservations ain’t easy. People would queue as early as 6-ish so, they could secure themselves to go into that pavilion. Also, I had heard stories that there are times where you would not be able to enter the pavilion even though you had made a reservation. Bollocks, right?
Somewhere near China Pavilion, you could see Macau and Hong Kong Pavilions. They said at the top of Macau Pavilion, you can lie on your backs and watch movies that are played on the ceiling.
Taiwan Pavilion looks like a toilet. However, its architect is the same as Taipei 101’s.
It was reported that after the expo finishes, UAE is taking its pavilion back to Abu Dhabi and setting it up there.
The Middle East countries got so much money to spend. It was reported that the Saudis spent 1.3 billion RMB to build their pavilion. They have the biggest IMAX in the world so, it is a must pavilion to visit. However, watch out for the queue!
It is recommended to visit Republic of Korea and Japan Pavilions at night. I did plan to stay at the expo until nightfall so I could witness the night in expo. However, I was so tired due to lack of sleep and the bad weather, I could not wait to get home fast, shower and stay in.
If I had a longer stay in Shanghai, I would definitely do 3-day tour at the expo and one of the days would be a night tour. It is definitely recommended!