Reasons to Visit
With some of the most recognisable buildings and monuments in the world, from the ancient Forbidden City to the ultra-modern skyscrapers of Shanghai and Pudong, a trip to China is must for anyone interested in city and rural architecture.
China is awash with enormous cities, arguably the three most famous being Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. All three cities are excellent places to watch the world bustle along around you, whilst of course being some of the top cities to shop and dine.
The portrait of Chairman Mao that stands proud on the front of the Forbidden City is just one of the countless examples of the influence that the Communists have had on this country.
Surely one of the top worldwide cuisines, each region of China is famous for different delicacies. Sichuan hot pot, Hong Kong dim sum, and of course Peking duck, all dishes to get the taste buds going.
In some of the more rural parts of the country ethnic minority groups can be found in large numbers. Many of the same tribes that are found in Laos, Cambodia and Thailand have also settled in Yunnan province and also in Guizhou and Guangxi. Many still wear there traditional dress and so a visit to these regions is often a colourful one!
The different regions of China boast a myriad of different fascinating and beautiful landscapes, the limestone karst mountains in the Guilin area and the high plains crossing over into Tibet to name a couple.
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Since the colonial era Hong Kong has been Asia’s commercial and cultural hub, making it one of the world’s most cosmopolitan, spectacular and thrilling cities. The wonder of Hong Kong lies in its unique blend of influences.
The Kowloon Hotel lies in the centre of Nathan Road, in close proximity to the 'Golden Mile' shopping area, the harbour and Hong Kong's cultural centre.
Metropark has an enviable location in Causeway Bay, and enjoys views of the harbour and the hills behind. The rooftop pool is a great place to relax and cool off.
Excellently located for some of Hong Kong's best and busiest markets, the Eaton Smart hotel focuses its decor on simplicity, beauty and sustainability.
Situated on the harbour front, ten minutes walk from Kowloon's major shopping and entertainment district, the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel is a good base for a stay in Hong Kong.
Lan Kwai Fong Hotel styles itself as Hong Kong's only boutique hotel. Whilst it is not quite what you might think of as boutique, it none the less is uniquely designed in a modern style, yet retains a strong Chinese influence.
The Intercontinental is excellently located on the harbour front, only a few minutes walk from the Star Ferry and Nathan Road, and is one of Hong Kong's most prestigious landmarks.
The Langham Hotel is a stylish and elegant boutique hotel located just off the harbour end of Nathan Road.
Characterised by meticulous attention to detail, impeccable personal service and an atmosphere of elegance and comfort, The Mandarin is a distinguished hotel for the discerning traveller.
Peninsula is arguably Hong Kong’s most famous hotel, with breathtaking harbour views and outstanding restaurants. Rooms here are superb, and the Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island is just a short walk away.
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