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Queuing again at Expo site

Tens of thousands of people flocked to the World Expo site yesterday to visit the China Pavilion and other attractions after nine roads at the Pudong section of the site reopened to the public.

The Expo Culture Center, where the opening and closing ceremonies were held, also opened yesterday.

People can see more than 200 Expo pavilions in Pudong from Shibo Avenue, the main route on the Pudong side as well as the Guozhan, Huafeng, Xueye, Zhoujiadu, Hongshan, Yinan, Shiboguan and Shibocun roads.

However, wire fences and concrete walls have been set up around most pavilions to prevent public access where the exhibits are being removed.

Most pavilions have yet to be dismantled because the Expo organizer has asked to slow down demolition work to avoid turning the site into a construction site. Some major pavilions, such as those of Saudi Arabia, France, Spain, Italy and Russia will remain.

The China Pavilion received more than 60,000 visitors over the weekend, almost as many as when it first reopened on December 1. Visitors had to wait for more than 2 hours on average to enter the pavilion yesterday.

Shanghai residents were advised to avoid visiting the site during the three-day holiday break because of the large numbers of visitors from outside the city, Qian Zhiguang, deputy director of the China Pavilion, said.

He said visitors would be able to enter the pavilion without waiting after 2pm on weekdays after the holiday, which ends today.

More than 600 volunteers from local universities started work yesterday to help visitors at the China Pavilion.

The Expo Culture Center on Shibo Avenue is open from 10am to 10pm every day. Many visitors climbed to the sixth floor of the seashell-shaped venue along the Huangpu River to take pictures of the Expo site.

An outer ring-shaped corridor on the floor and a public ice-skating rink underground that were popular among Expo visitors will reopen soon.

Five cinemas, seating 682 people, began screening the latest movies from yesterday.

The National Basketball Association's pre-season games, stage shows and concerts will be played in the 18,000-seat main stage of the center.


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