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CHINA - Shanghai, River view sunrise

Rise early to watch the sun rise over the amazing city panorama of Shanghai with its iconic skyscrappers set around the bending Huangpu River. 

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CHINA - Aman Summer Palace, Beijing

Here is a unique opportunity to stay in palace pavilions dating back over a century in the sensationally renovated Aman Summer Palace in Beijing.

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CHINA - Xian, terracotta army

The silent and fearsome Terracota Army in Xi'An are a must on every itinerary to China.

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The meditative effects of the karst-lined scenery can be appreciated at any time of day but at dusk it is particularly mesmerising.

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CHINA - Hangzhou, monks

A wonderfully serene scene in Hangzhou. You’ll often see monks walking around town on their way to temple or lining up to receive alms.

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Catch a lift in a rickshaw from the unique Aman Summer Palace to the East Gate of the ancient royal Summer Palace in Beijing.

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CHINA - Yunnan, women in local dress

China's Yunnan province is extremely culturally rich; here, you can admire the local customs such as these tribal women dressed in ethnic clothing.

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CHINA - Yunnan, countryside view

Explore the countryside of the Yunnan district, with its rewarding views of small minority villages.

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CHINA - The Forbidden City, Beijing 2

The Forbidden City in Beijing is a must-see on any itinerary to China. Be dazzled by how well preserved the ancient buildings are and the sheer scale of it all.

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CHINA - Banyan Tree Ringha -  First Night Dinner

Give your tastebuds a whirl in the Banyan Tree Ringha and enjoy a tea tasting ceremony as well as a spectacular feast including the Yannon specialties of hotpot.

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CHINA - Amanfuyan, Hangzhou

Explore the grounds of Amanfuyan, a luxurious Aman hotel found in a secluded valley in Hangzhou, hidden within a bamboo forest.

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CHINA Peninsula Shanghai Sir Elly Terrace

Order a sophisticated cocktail and marvel at metropolitan Shanghai by night on the terrace of the Peninsula Hotel.

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CHINA Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula is known as the Grand Dame of Hong Kong for its classical elegance and timeless interior.

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CHINA Upper House Bedroom With View

Stay in the Upper House for a room in the clouds of the Hong Kong skyline. You’ll be in style heaven at this Andre Fu designed hotel.

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CHINA - Old Town in Lijiang, Lijiang, Yunnan

Admire the preserved rooftops of the old town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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CHINA - the Opposite House, studio

This spacious studio at The Opposite House in Beijing has everything you need and more for a relaxing, uber-chic home-from-home.

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CHINA - peking duck pancakes

A visit to China is not complete without tasting the famous Peking Duck and pancakes! We can highly recommend trying it at the Shangri-La, China World Summit Wing in Beijing.

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CHINA - Strong Naxi Women bearing a heavy load, Lijiang

Meet with the extraordinary women of the Naxi tribe, Lijiang, who bear the brunt of the work in this matriarchal society inhabiting these beautiful foothills.

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CHINA - Shanghai skyline

The futuristic skyline of Shanghai is quite an architectural spectacle. Take a city tour to get a closer glimpse of some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.

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CHINA - Peninsula shanghai, Deluxe River Room

From the comfort of your sumptuous bed at the Peninsula, you can relish in the view of Shanghai’s skyscrapers and their reflection in the Huangpo River.

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CHINA - Banyan Tree Ringha -  Highland Romance

Let the Banyan Tree Ringha arrange a signature destination dining experience for you and a loved one – on the banks of the Shudugong River. Quite the Highland romance!

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CHINA - Banyan Tree Lijiang, Pool Villa

This deluxe villa at Banyan Tree Lijiang has a private pool and deck, perfect for a dip after a day's sightseeing in the preserved old town of Lijiang.

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CHINA - Amanfuyan, Hangzhou, suite

Check into a Suite at the luxurious Amanfayun and enjoy an understated and authentic bedroom decorated with fine art calligraphy.

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CHINA - Amanfuyan, Hangzhou, Bathroom

Bathrooms at the Amanfayun are expansive and airy, just like the rest of your suite, which includes a spa treatment room.

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Take a caligraphy classe at the Aman Summer Palace, Beijing, in their dedicated 'Cultural Room'.

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Visit the iconic Jinshanling section of the Great Wall of China.

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Take a private boat to explore Hangzhou's picturesque West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Places of Interest

China is a huge and astounding country, almost daunting in its size and variation, but it promises a fascinating and eye-opening holiday to inquisitive travellers. Cities such as Beijing and Shanghai fuse fast-paced modernity with imperial and colonial splendor, Xi'an contains the formidable army of Terracota Warriors, Yunnan has truly soul-stirring scenery for trekking, Sichuan province holds endless culinary treats, while the fabled lake city of Hangzhou is ideal for a romantic escape.

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  • Beijing
  • The East: Shanghai & Hangzhou
  • The South & Hong Kong
  • Guangxi
  • Central
  • Yunnan
  • Sichuan
  • Tibet
  • The West

Beijing

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Shanghai may signify China's future and Xi'an its past, but Beijing is the best representation of China's present. It has...

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Chengdu

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Chengdu is a sprawling metropolis set on the western end of the fertile Sichuan Basin, a region commonly fought over...

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Dali

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Tucked between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake, Dali is a Ming-era town that has retained much through the ages. Much...

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Dunhuang

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Nestled deep in the eastern reaches of the Taklamakan desert, Dunhuang was once a byword for remoteness. The new airport...

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Guangxi

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In the far southeast of China, bordering Vietnam, sits the province of Guangxi with a very different identity to many...

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Guilin

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Wedged between Guangdong, central China, Yunnan and the Gulf of Tonkin, Guangxi is a diverse mix of cultures and ethnic...

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Gyantse

Gyantse Tibet

Gyangtse, located in the Nyang-chu Valley, is famed for its stupa - the largest and most impressive in all of...

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Hangzhou

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Though Zhejiang may be one of China's smallest provinces, it is filled with some of the most stunning scenery in...

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Harbin

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Popularly known as the ‘Ice City’, Harbin is the capital of the Heilongjiang Province in northeast China with a population of...

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Hong Kong

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This is hands down one of the most exciting and alive cities in Asia. Even if it's your first time...

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Jinghong

Jinghong, Yunnan, China

Located in the far south of the Yunnan province, Jinghong was the historical capital of the former Tai kingdom of...

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Kaifeng

Kaifeng

While Kaifeng is today a small city by Chinese standards, being home to nearly 5 million, the city is believed...

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Kashgar

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Kashgar is most famed for it's Sunday Bazaar which has been running in some form since the city's first written...

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Kunming

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Markedly more cosmopolitan, modern and crowded than the rest of Yunnan, the provincial capital of Kunming remains very laid back,...

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Lhasa

Lhasa Tibet

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet and one of the highest cities in the world at 3,600 metres. For centuries...

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Lijiang

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Located in Yunnan province, Lijiang is regarded as the Venice of the Orient with its dizzying array of water canals, quaint bridges and...

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Longsheng

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The jewel of Longsheng is the Dragons Backbone Rice Terraces (longji titian), a group of large-scale rice terraces built into...

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Luoyang

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Many dynasties ruled China from the capital cities of Luoyang and Kaifeng in Henan, which along with the neighbour ring...

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Pingyao

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Picture an archetypal Chinese city 500 hundred years ago with imposing rampart walls, red paper lanterns, gracefully sweeping roofs, grand...

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Ringha

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The valley of Ringha is in south western China, sandwiched between Tibet, Myanmar and Sichuan Province. This part of Yunnan...

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Shanghai

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Shanghai is the face of modern China. A buzzing, vibrant high-rise metropolis, it is the New York of the Middle...

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Shangri-La

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The name Shangri-La immediately evokes peace and tranquillity, and it does not disappoint. Once a small village, Shangri-La has developed...

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Shaxi

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Until the middle of last century, the village of Shaxi flourished thanks to its position on the Ancient Tea and...

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Shigatse

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Shigatse is Tibet's second-largest town and the traditional capital of Tsang province. It has long been an important trading and...

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Sichuan

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If cuisine is a good reason to visit a place, then Sichuan province, in central China should be at the top...

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Tianjin

Tianjin

Sitting at the confluence of multiple rivers is Tianjin, an industrious port city with origins dating back to the dawn...

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Tingri

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The area of Tingri (split into old and new Tingri - a 40 minute drive apart) is a photogenic spot...

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Tsedang

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The town of Tsedang, 183km southeast of Lhasa, is a good base from which to explore the Yarlung Valley and...

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Turpan

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Built around a fertile oasis in the Taklamakan desert southwest of Urumqi, Turpan receives unparalleled sunlight and is renowned for...

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Urumqi

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The burgeoning capital of XinjiangProvince, Urumqi has the largest Uighur community on earth and despite being a large city, this...

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Xi'an

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Although Beijing is now China's capital, its history and prestige are nothing compared to the old capital of Xi'an, where...

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Yangshuo

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Yangshuo is a small county in southern China that is full of everything you would like to experience within this...

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Yunnan

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Yunnan, meaning ‘south of the clouds’, is a vast province in southern China that shares a long land border with...

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Zhangmu

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Zhangmu is a busy border town between Tibet and Nepal with lots of hustle and bustle. It's situated in a...

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