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Hyundai and Samsung Pavilions
The Expo Digital Gallery (EDG) ran through the axis of the International Pavilion
The theme structure, the Big-O was used in the nighttime spectacular to great effect
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Expo 2012 opened in the port city of Yeosu, South Korea on 12 May 2012. A "recognized" exposition by the BIE, it closed meeting its goal of 8 million visits.

Like most world's fairs, the international participants occupied the largest area: a large International Participants Pavilion that also includes a huge overhead video screen called the Expo Digital Gallery (EDG) over its central axis.

Other notable buildings on site are the Korean Pavilion, the Theme Pavilion, the Sky Tower, and the Aquarium.

Off-site, an Expo Town was built to house the workers during the exposition. These buildings will become housing now that the exposition has closed.

Exclusive ExpoMuseum.com Video
930 Photos of Expo 2012
Expo 2012's Lotte Pavilion
Expo 2012's France Pavilion
Overview of Expo 2012 in Korean with English subtitles
The nightly Big-O Show
News Segment about Expo 2012 and Yeosu, South Korea
The "Big O," Expo 2012's nightly show (part 1)
The "Big O," Expo 2012's nightly show (part 2)
The "Big O," Expo 2012's nightly show (part 3)
Expo 2012 Promotional Video (7 minute version)
Getting to Yeosu from Seoul
Philippe Cousteau, Jr. and the United States Pavilion
Quick Info

opening date
12 May 2012
closing date
12 August 2012
"The Living Ocean and Coast"
site description
urban coastal
site size
25 hectares (62 acres)
participating countries
8 million
BIE recognized
"International Exposition"
The ExpoMuseum Shop

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Yeony and Suny
Expo 2012 Yeosu's mascots, Yeony and Suny, take their names from the host city, Yesou. "Yeo" means "beautiful and "Su" means water.

Keeping with the ocean theme, they're plankton in human form.

The blue color represents the deep ocean water and the red color represents living organisms.

Exclusive Photos
Expo 2012 photos

Over 1000 exclusive photos of Expo 2012 are on ExpoMuseum's Flickr site.

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The Expo 2012 Blog:
Urso's World of Expos

ExpoMuseum.com's Urso Chappell was asked to write a series of articles for the official Expo 2012 blog under the name "Urso's World of Expos."

The Exponential Importance of Oceans

Expo Passports: One-of-a-Kind Documents of Your Expo Experience

From Pelican to Plankton: A Brief History of Expo Mascots

Seattle 2012: A Glimpse of Yeosu 2062?

What Is an Expo Anyway? What Do I Do at One?

Some Lesser Known World's Fair Architectural Achievements

Eating (and Drinking) Your Way Around the World

Memorabilia: Keeping the Expo Alive After Closing Day

Expos and Advancements: A Sampling

Discussion Board
The World's Fair Community

ExpoMuseum's sister site, WorldsFairCommunity.org, maintains a discussion group about Expo 2012. Visit it here.

Other Useful Sites

Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea – official site

KBS Coverage of Expo 2012 - Korean network TV coverage

– ExpoMuseum's special Expo 2012 site

Big-O - Expo 2012's multimedia light and water show, via ECA2's web site

Australia Pavilion - official site

Expo 2012 Too Pricey for Canada to Attend - news article

Denmark Pavilion - official site

Italy Pavilion - official site

Germany Pavilion - official site

Romania Pavilion - description

Russia Pavilion - official site

Turkey Pavilion - artist rendering

UAE to Bring "Living Seas" to 2012 Expo Yeosu Korea - news article

USA Pavilion - official site

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