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Living in... cities of the future

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Showcasing the cutting edge of urban planning, these five metropolises may help determine the way we will live, now and in decades beyond.
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Going local: Hong Kong

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Follow Carmen Roberts as she ditches the skyscrapers and shopping malls to sample the city’s best milk tea, find a shop that makes locally made goods and escape the busy streets.


Monkeying around in China

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The Baoxiang Temple, near the old caravan town of Shaxi, has been welcoming visitors for more than 100 years. The catch? Visitors are expected to help feed the clan of golden monkeys.


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Hong Kong’s restaurant scene gets a taste of Spain

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Following the recent news that Catalonia has the world’s best restaurant, the spotlight on Spanish food has spread to Hong Kong with a spate of highly anticipated restaurant openings.
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Female reverence at a Buddhist temple in China

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Blurring the line between sacred and profane, Shaxi locals prostrate before a one-of-a-kind replica of the female reproductive organ, praying for a smooth childbirth.


Tribal horse racing in Shangri-La

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Lonely Planet writer Shawn Low heads to the remote region of Yunnan, China, to observe an electric summer tradition that is part skill and part colourful showmanship.


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