China can be one of the world’s most expensive countries to visit, or one of the cheapest. Your experience all depends on the areas you visit, and what you do with your yuan when you get there. Chinese money is called renminbi, of which the most popular unit is the yuan. Western travelers might equate […]

Where will you ring in 2011? From fireworks at the Eiffel Tower to watching the ball drop in Times Square, the opportunities for revelry are endless (admittedly, most involve champagne and fireworks). Celebrating the beginning of another year in another country is an experience you will never forget. Here are some top global New Year’s […]

The winter chills have well and truly set in, and China is preparing to celebrate. From January 5 the city of Harbin, in the country’s northern province of Heilongjiang, will come alive for the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. The month-long event is a Chinese institution, which was established in 1963 and, after years […]

New hotels seem to be popping up all over Shanghai in preparation for the impending Christmas holiday season. Last month we told you about the Chinese city’s new urban resort, the PuLi Hotel and Spa. Now in November we’re cast our eyes over the brand new Hotel Indigo Shanghai. Hotel Indigo Shanghai is ideally located […]

A visit to Asia wouldn’t be complete without taking in the breathtaking architecture of the continent’s palaces, temples, and castles. From holy places of worship to monuments made for royalty, here are some of the more beautiful buildings in the Orient. China’s Summer Palace was first built in 1750 as the Garden of Clear Ripples. […]

Ordinarily tourists have to travel to the coast or rural areas to enjoy the serenity of resort style accommodation. But new resorts, like Shanghai’s PuLi Hotel and Spa, are looking to change all that. Located in the heart of bustling Shanghai, the PuLi Hotel and Spa is China’s first luxury urban resort. There are 209 […]

There are few greater challenges on earth than scaling Mount Everest, the tallest summit in the world. With a height of 8848 meters, this is not a mountain trek for the faint hearted. Mount Everest, part of the Himalayan mountain range, touches the borders of China, Tibet, and Nepal. It is the ultimate goal of […]

Sheraton hotels and resorts around Asia are amongst the first in the world to experience the chain’s latest spa concept, Shine for Sheraton. The retreats are designed to feel upscale and luxurious, yet more approachable and accessible than your average day spa. The spas come hot on the heels of Sheraton’s reported $6 billion spend […]

When many people think of Asia they think of shopping up a storm in the cities and discovering the continent’s cultural heritage in temples and museums. But some of Asia’s most interesting attractions are actually outdoors. Just outside Kunming in China you’ll find the Shilin Stone Forest, a forest which really isn’t a forest at […]

When international travelers think of Asia they think of technological innovation, a bustling lifestyle, and all that delicious food. While Asia’s cities buzz, its national parks are a real draw card for tourists looking to get back to nature. The following parks, many of which are UNESCO World and Natural Heritage sites, are amongst Asia’s […]