With more than seven million people packed into 1,000sqkm, the city can feel a bit crowded. But landscapes that feel a million miles away can be reached within two hours.
Instead of purchasing a mass-produced, fake designer handbag or ubiquitous Chinese teapot, return home with a one-of-a-kind piece of history.
For a price in the high six figures, a few lucky travellers get the chance to feed, bathe and exercise the endangered animals in Chengdu, China.
Visit Vietnam War tunnels and ancient Hong Kong villages, enjoy Chinese opera and explore Tokyo by bike.
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