This swish hotel has 213 rooms, four F&B outlets as well as an on-premise spa with eight treatment rooms.
Hana R. Alberts heads to the “Hawaii of China” and finds an affordable beach destination with its own endearing quirks.
What I hate most about public holidays is that everybody wants to travel during them, driving up airfare to popular weekend getaways like Bangkok, Singapore and Hanoi. Having been blessed with a multi-entry China visa (when it was granted, I nearly jumped up and down like I’d won the Mark Six but attempted to stay cool for the sake of the stern visa officer), I decided to take a chance on a long-weekend destination not-too-frequently visited by non-Mandarin speakers: Sanya.
Penny Zhou goes back to hometown Hangzhou, rediscovering the city’s classic charm while exploring new fun spots.
"Heaven above, Suzhou and Hangzhou underneath”—a well-known ancient Chinese saying sums up the beauty of Hangzhou by comparing it to a paradise on Earth. Renowned for its rich history and a long tradition in the arts, this capital of Zhejiang—a southeastern province located right next to Shanghai—has been the muse for countless painters, poets and writers.
Breathe in the scene in culture-rich Wuhan. By Adele Wong
Located in the middle of industrious Hubei province in China, Wuhan is home to a population of 9.8 million people, almost two thirds of whom live in the thriving city. Those with an interest in Chinese history might be pleased to know that Wuhan was once the headquarters of a leftist faction of the Kuomintang party that went against leader Chiang Kai-shek, and also served as the backdrop for the Wuchang Uprising—which eventually led to the founding of modern day China—that took place in 1911.
As the largest market for luxury merchandise, all roads now lead to China, even for French fashion house Chanel. First exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Shanghai earlier this year, the Culture Chanel exhibition (culture.chanel.com) is now showcased at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing (www.namoc.org/en) until Dec 13.
Yunnan Province has long been one of the most popular destinations for visitors to China. With its immensely diverse topography, from lush rainforest in the south to high-altitude plateaus in the north, there truly is something for every adventurous traveler.
A visit to its wild northwest reveals a tranquil, rural side of Yunnan Province, writes Sarah Fung. Photographs by Malcolm Minns.