Beijing Art Weekend

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(6 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Colombo, Cultural Triangle, Galle Perfect for travelers with limited time, this private tour of Sri Lanka focuses on the best of the Cultural Triangle and Galle, the country’s top cultural attractions. Begin in Colombo, the vibrant capital of Sri Lanka, with private touring of historic sites, bustling markets and …

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‘Natural’, ‘calm’ and ‘comfortable’ are all words Japanese designer Keiichi Ito tries out before landing on one that perfectly sums up the essence of his latest venture: ‘Kinobi ­­– which means functional beauty.’ MUJI HOTEL GINZA – the third globally after Shenzhen and Beijing opened last year – is a major new venture by the …

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People Square, despite its name, is actually oval in shape as it was originally the city’s racecourse. Now it is the beating heart of the city, the location of its most important public transportation hub, as well as City Hall, and some of the city’s most important cultural institutions, including the magnificent Shanghai Museum and …

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A comprehensive tour of mountainous Kyrgyzstan and neighbouring Kazakhstan’s fascinating south. Ala Archa and Aksu Djabagly National Parks offer the chance to journey deep into the beautiful Tien Shan, while the ruins of Otrar and the profusion of ancient monuments scattered throughout Kazakhstan speak of its importance along the Silk Road. The vast landscapes of …

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The bijou resort Villa Mahabhirom (meaning ‘villa of great pleasure’) in the foothills of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park just outside of Chiang Mai is home to seventeen individually restored antique teak villas, making for a truly unique stay in the countryside

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Amankora Punakha in Bhutan makes most hotel arrivals seem somewhat pedestrian: the hotel is accessed via a suspension bridge over the sparkling Mo Chhu River. This traditional Bhutanese farmhouse has pedigree; it was built by a former Je Khenpo (chief abbot of Bhutan), after all. Within its walled courtyard, soothing suites and a relaxed kitchen await; …

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Discover the history and heritage of Tamil Nadu beginning in the capital city of Chennai, formerly Madras and home of the East India Company. Travel to shore temples, white washed churches and the former French colony of Pondicherry. Replete with pretty boulevards, gendarmes and some of the best boulangiers of the East. Then on to …

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A land of stark contrast, Japan possesses a cultural nuance that few travelers come close to deciphering. Fascinating but enigmatic, the traditions and customs of the Land of the Rising Sun can be complex and restrict a true understanding of local people and culture.  When: Early April How Long: 10 Days/9 Nights Transportation: Train and …

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Greg Ling and his team have transformed this 250-square-metre, four-bedroom apartment into an uncommonly spacious bachelor pad, with panoramic views of Victoria harbour and the mountains beyond one of the apartment’s key features. Ling employed dramatic details throughout, like the curved and sculptural ceiling detail and a curved marble boarder running along the perimeter of …

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Smoke plays an important role in religions around the world. In the Tibetan Buddhism practiced at this temple in Hohhot, it can be seen through many different lenses. It could be seen as an offering of renunciation, committing something valuable to the flames, and in return purifying the air with its sweet herbal smell, or …

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