Bright-colored mysterious Taiji symbols and Bagua (eight trigrams) looked-a-like symbol on the facade of a pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai China. Taiji and Bagua are usually the symbols of East Asia culture, however, this is not China pavilion nor Korea pavilion.
It was quite amazed to find out that this is the Ukraine pavilion, the following is the description of Ukraine pavilion in the official website of Expo 2010:
Decorations of red, black and white on the wall of the pavilion may look like eight trigrams but actually are symbols originating from ancient cultures of local tribes. Whirlpools with snake patterns in the middle signify the passing of time and change of climates; dog patterns symbolize driving away evil forces; the sun is a symbol for endless power. Exhibitions in the pavilion follow the theme of “From Ancient to Modern City” and display the development of Ukraine from its agricultural time to the modern culture and architectures of the future.
There is no coincidence as the Taiji symbols between Ukraine and China are virtually the same. What are the links between ancient Ukraine and ancient China?
More on part 2: More about Taiji Symbols of Ukraine Pavilion at Expo 2010