CHINA - Aman Summer Palace, Beijing
CHINA - great wall of China

The Great Wall is truly one of China’s most impressive sights.  Avoid the crowds by visiting early in the morning and take in the majesty of it all.

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CHINA - The Great Wall, warriors

Get a closer look at the fierce expressions on these warriors’ faces, whilst you visit China’s most famous monument: The Great Wall.

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CHINA - Fisherman at dawn - Li River in Yangshuo, Guangxi (Deng Wei)

The distinctive scenery of Yangshou is characterised by mystical foliage-clad karsts rising up from the emerald water and these traditional fishermen boats on the Li River.

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CHINA - Banyan Tree Ringha -  Lodge Living Room

This sizeable, two-bedroom lodge at Banyan Tree Ringha has a beautiful Tibetan interior. Cosy up in front of the fire and enjoy the intricate wooden furnishings.

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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 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 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 The Opposite House Atrium Water Feature Evening View

The sparkling art-filled atrium of The Opposite House in Beijing is your welcome to this striking glass boutique 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 Hong Kong Ferry

Hop on the legendary Hong Kong ferry to reach the Kowloon across the bay and outlying islands.

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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 - Xian, terracotta army

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

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CHINA - Tiananmen square, Beijing

Take in the majesty of Tiananmen Square, Beijing, guarded over by handsomely fierce lion statues.

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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 - 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 - 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 - Street Chef, Lijiang, Yunnan

Street food is part of everyday life in China and if you give it a try, your tastebuds will be rewarded with spicy, inexpensive delicacies.

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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 - 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, Sir Elly Roof Top Bar

Have a cocktail made for you by one of the Peninsula’s talented mixologists, while you wonder at Shanghai’s fast-growing modernity.

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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 - 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 - Park hyatt shanghai SHAPH Lounge

Find your head for heights in the dizzying chic cocktail lounge at the top of the Park Hyatt in Shanghai.

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CHINA - Park Hyatt, Shanghai
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 - Mandarin oriental, hong kong restaurant

Sample the delights of Hong Kong cuisine on your culinary adventure of China, whilst staying at the beacon of Asian style: Mandarin Oriental.

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CHINA - Hangzhou, West Lake

Take a serene boat trip on West Lake in Hangzou, a picturesque lake backed by hilly peaks on three sides.

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CHINA - Hangzhou, Tai Chi

Learn about the health benefits and defence training of Tai Chi in its spiritual homeland. Here is our China specialist Mark Wright (in the blue top) sharpening his skills!

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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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CHINA - Banyan Tree Ringha - Trek

Set off on a horse trek from Banyan Tree Ringha and take a moment to appreciate this ravishing remote valley.

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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, exterior

Sit outside the steamhouse eatery and await a delicious meal at hidden hotel Amanfayun, located near the serene shores of Hangzhou's West Lake.

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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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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 - Aman Summer Palace, Beijing 2 (1)

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 - Aman at Summer Palace - Spa Treatment Room

There are 9 vast treatment rooms at The Aman Summer Palace in Beijing, each with a bath tub, shower, steam and massage room. Try a traditional Chinese massage in these harmonious surroundings.

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CHINA - Aman at Summer Palace - Lobby

Enjoy Imperial Chinese design in the lobby of the Aman Summer Palace, Beijing – a beautiful hotel housed in century–old pavilions.

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CHINA - Aman at Summer Palace - Arrival Pavilion

Your luxurious and regal home awaits you at the Aman Summer Palace, Beijing. Expect the top service and soothing design that has become synonymous with the Aman name.

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CHINA - Aman at Summer Palace - Cultural Room

Take in some of China’s fascinating heritage in the Cultural Room at the top-notch Aman Summer Palace in Beijing.

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CHINA - chinese food

Learn about the art of Chinese cooking, including how to make these tasty dim sum.

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