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Georgia Pavilion Day celebrated at World Expo

10-29-2010 08:52 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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Situated at the strategically important crossroads where Europe meets Asia, Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage. The country is famed for its hospitality and delicious cuisine.

Let's pay a visit to the Georgian Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo to learn more about this country in the Caucasus.

An elevated show of traditional Georgian singing and dancing marked the Georgia Pavilion Day in Shanghai World Expo on Thursday.

Artists on the stage have recreated various scenes of normal life, such as proposals by Georgian boys to their special someone, and military training of old-time soldiers.

A polyphonic chorus is the country's most famous for being recognized as a item of UNESCO's Intangible Heritage.

The Georgian section inside the United European Pavilion resembles a typical Georgian courtyard with a giant grape tree in the center.

The lay-out reflects the country's long history entwined with grapes and wine. Georgia is the oldest wine producing region in the world. It has been archaeologically proven that the roots of Georgian viticulture are between 7000 and 5000 BC.

Traditional Georgian grape varieties have received international attention. There are 500 different kinds of wine to choose from.

Let's pay a visit to the Georgian Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo to learn more
about this country in the Caucasus.

The history of Georgia can be traced back to the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Iberia in the 4th century. The pavilion also displays the country's archeological discoveries that are so significant, they rewrote European history. The artifacts are silent witness of Georgia's glorious history and culture.

The varied landscape within the nation's boundaries is something that visitors can't get enough of. From the seashore to snow-covered mountains, holiday-makers have many options. Little wonder that Georgia has been dubbed by some the "Garden of God."

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