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  • Terminal 3

    Beijing’s newly opened Terminal 3, designed by Norman Foster’s Foster & Partners, is a miracle of rapid-fire engineering and army-ant–intensity con... More
  • The Arrival

    Cathay Pacific’s 1,980-square-foot lounge has minimalist interiors by renowned British designer John Pawson; passengers can reserve one of eight pr... More
  • The Peninsula Boutique

    The Pen’s elegantly branded boutique chocolates have become a cult favorite among fans of the city’s most famous luxury hotel. The recently renovat... More
  • The Peninsula Spa by Espa

    Housed inside the Peninsula Hong Kong hotel, this 14-room spa provides European, Asian, and ayurvedic treatments in a calming space designed by Hen... More
  • The Pottery Workshop

    This charming little pottery studio-cum-store, which features ceramics from talented local potters, has solved many a gift-giver’s dilemma. The emp... More
  • The Repulse Bay

    Visit the upscale colonial-style shopping arcade, The Repulse Bay. There, sip tea, sit under slow-moving wooden fans at the Pacific Coffee Company. More
  • The Summer Palace

    It must have been quite a schlep for emperors of old—who traveled in slow-moving palanquins along with hundreds of courtiers to get to this beautif... More
  • The Tram

    You wouldn’t want to spend too long on these swaying, rattling conveyances—especially during peak times, when tough-as-boots old ladies use their e... More
  • Three Stones Kite Company

    Kite flying is a hugely popular pastime in Beijing: visit Tiananmen Square on a breezy day and you’ll see scores of people—tots, teens, old-timers—... More
  • Tiananmen Square

    Capable of holding a million people, the 100-acre Tiananmen is the world’s largest public square. Built in 1949, when the Communist Party took powe... More
  • Tiffany & Co., Hong Kong International Airport

    Near Gate 20, next to Chanel, Tiffany & Co.’s first airport shop has a well-vetted selection of silver jewelry and fashion accessories, including s... More
  • Torana Carpets

    A man with a PhD in Chemistry from Oxford may not be the first person you’d expect to start a Tibetan textiles company, but that’s exactly what Chr... More
  • TOTT's

    TOTT’s—for “Talk of the Town”—is a contemporary restaurant (specializing in super-tender Wagyu beef, including a delicious $29 burger) that morphs ... More
  • Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

    This groundbreaking gallery is set in one of the capital’s most intriguing developments—a former state munitions factory turned into an 80,000-squa... More
  • V13 Vodka Bar & Studio

    A New York speakeasy vibe, custom and classic cocktails, and more than 100 vodka varieties are the hallmark of this SoHo spot. The young and hip cr... More

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