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China’s Atlantis of the East

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The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.
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The haunting Sichuan-Tibet Highway

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A bus ride along one of the world’s riskiest roads leads to altitude headaches, near-death experiences and one of the last chances to see Tibet as it once was.
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Seven of the world’s riskiest roads

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In many cases, these routes are less travelled for a reason: they feature terrifying drop-offs, unpredictable mudslides and a complete lack of concrete paving. Yet people still go.
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Time travelling in Shanghai

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China’s past and future battle for space in its largest city, where the seven-tiered Longhua Temple stands amid futuristic high-rises like the Oriental Pearl Tower.


Macau beyond the roulette wheel

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More than a decade after the Portuguese left Macau, their 450-year-old legacy lives on in fusion with the Chinese, creating a culture that is distinctly Macanese.
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Hong Kong’s enchanting homage to the moon

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The Mid-Autumn Festival bathes the city in a glow of colour, as lanterns of all shapes and sizes, fiery dragon dances and moon cakes combine to create a magical fairytale land.
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