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9 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”

China’s ancient capital rises again

Once a booming metropolis as important as Rome, Xi’an has at last been propelled back onto the international map.
Read more… 08 December 2013


Hong Kong’s dragon boat festivities

The Tuen Ng Festival on 23 June is celebrated by racing elaborately-decorated dragon boats in waterways across the Chinese territory, as well as with glutinous rice dumplings.
Read more… 22 June 2012


Hong Kong’s zany bun festival

The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is an annual springtime rite characterized by parades, performances -- and thousands of hunks of steamed dough.
Read more… 27 April 2012

Shanghai’s top five museums

Discover the masterpieces of Chinese art, take a look at 1950s propaganda posters or learn about the opium trade while taking a break from the frantic pace of Shanghai life.
Read more… 20 December 2011

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Relighting Harbin’s history

In a city rapidly becoming Asia’s winter sports capital, the 2011 Ice Festival harks back to the pre-communist era.
Read more… 03 March 2011

Chill out in China: Harbin’s Ice and Snow Festival

From late December, visitors flock to Harbin to experience one of the finest ice and snow festivals anywhere in the world.
Read more… 24 December 2010

Whistle-stop Shanghai on business

If you have down time in Shanghai between business meetings, there are plenty of worthy diversions. It just depends on when you are free.
Read more… 03 August 2010

Old Beijing at its timeless best

The hutong are the centuries-old, tree-lined alleyways that are the true heartbeat of this unique city and a real-life link to its fascinating past.
Read more… 03 August 2010

Nanjie Cun: The village that time forgot

A radical community - defiantly out of step with the rest of China - survives at the heart of slow-moving Henan province. Nanjie Cun is China's last collective.
Read more… 03 August 2010

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