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Beijing Art Weekend

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Raise the Red Lantern

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Yunnan: South of the Clouds

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Dip your toe into Beijing’s thriving art scene on our weekend getaway. Get insider access to the 798 art district, and discover a Ming Dynasty art haven hidden in a maze of hutong alleyways, and spend your nights in a trendy urban retreat where contemporary art is always the star of the show. Day 1: Relax …

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Once the financial capital of China’s last emperors, the Qing, Pingyao’s claim to tourism fame comes from none other than famed director Zhang Yimou. He immortalized its perfectly-preserved Chinese architecture in his film Raise the Red Lantern. Amateur photographers and videographers have been wandering Pingyao streets, shutters snapping, ever since. Day 1: Arrive in Pingyao by …

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Discover China’s rich ethnic diversity as you travel the Ancient Tea and Horse Road between Dali, Shaxi and Lijiang. En route you’ll encounter Naxi and Bai people, bike beside pristine lakes, sample country cooking, and succumb to the charms of this unique corner of China. Day 1: Travel back in time by walking around Dali’s picturesque …

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Khmer cuisine is experiencing a renaissance, with the Kampot pepper and Kep crab putting Khmer dishes on the foodie map. A 5-day Cambodia culinary tour of the coastal Khmer countryside famed for its spices and seafood is a wonderful way to sample this country’s unique culinary heritage. From Phnom Penh, travel first to the rustic …

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Experience heaven at Kerala’s backwaters, while staying at a houseboat. Cruise the waters and experience the serene surroundings and life in the country side. This is the perfect trip for those who want a taste of this magnificent area, but have limited time. Day 1: Transfer from Cochin to Alleppey – Overnight stay at the …

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Tiger Leaping Gorge is among the deepest gorges in the world, able to be leapt in a single bound, according to legend. At every corner on its high trail you will come face-to-face with rugged cliffs diving sharply into jade-colored, rushing waters. This getaway boasts 6 days of views that will leave the most seasoned …

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Hidden in the Pu’er tea garden which is always wreathed in clouds and mist, Jingmai Mountain boasts a peaceful atmosphere. Discover Xishuangbanna, lying on the Mekong River, the only tropical rainforest nature reserve in China and home to 13 ethnic minority groups.   Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival Jinghong, and transferred to Huimin village (approx. 3 …

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“Class six rapids in summer, classic winter highway for centuries — the River Zanskar in Ladakh, boast many distinctions. The most recent thrust upon it is that of offering the “wildest trek” in the world, where temperatures often goes to -30° at night and -10° to -15° during day. The puzzle of constantly shifting ice …

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Breach the battlements of Xian to discover this ancient walled capital of ten dynasties, gateway to the Silk Road and home of the Terracotta Warriors. You’ll have your Indiana Jones moments amid museums and tombs as you peel back history in this multicultural melting pot. Out side Xian, but easy to reach, are the Quin …

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Turpan has abundant travel resources of both nature and culture, which makes Turpan one of the most popular destinations in Xinjiang. Geographically as the lowest point in China and the hottest spot in China, Turpan suprises you with spectacular natural landscape – vast expansion of desert, lush and exuberant valleys of grape, tenacious desert plants, …

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