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  • 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
  • Victoria Peak

    This 1,800-foot mountain, whose looming peak is visible from almost all of Central district, doubles as the address for Hong Kong’s wealthiest resi... More
  • View the Terra-Cotta Army

    China’s ancestral capital is renowned for its “terra-cotta army,” created during the Qin dynasty (221–207 B.C.): thousands of life-size clay warrio... More
  • Wangkai Photography Shop

    This shop still produces hand-painted pictures that resemble the hand-tinted photographs from the Cultural Revolution. More
  • Water Cube

    Olympic Pedigree: Home to swimming, diving, water polo, and synchronized swimming in 2008, and possibly where amphibious phenom Michael Phelps brea... More
  • West Lake

    West Lake is the major draw here, with its elegant causeways, pavilions, gardens, and arched bridges. More
  • White Collar Clothing Co.

    This women’s wear and accessories boutique carries little-known Chinese brands, like namesake White Collar and sister company Shee. Look past the g... More
  • Wilderness Travel

    Since its founding in 1978, this adventure company has developed a vast range of trips, including a line called WT Expeditions: rugged, one-off exp... More
  • Windows of the World

    Windows of the World's re-creations of international landmarks have been built on a scale to please a pharaoh, with a nearly life-sized copy of the... More
  • Wudaokou Beer Garden

  • Xicheng

    The main draw of this area west of Tiananmen Square is the new Financial Street area, home to high-rise office towers, a cluster of five-star hotel... More
  • Xintiandi Shopping Complex

    Xintiandi was the birthplace of the Chinese Communist Party; now this restored two-block district is defined by upscale shops and restaurants. More
  • Xiu

    In the Central Business District, well-heeled urbanites take in live jazz over Moët champagne, crispy prawn fritters, and Cohiba cigars at Park Hya... More
  • Yan Club

    Well-known rock venue impresario Li Xuebing (or “Bing Bing”) and Hong Kong gallery owner Zhao Lei combined forces in 2001 to open the Yan Club as a... More

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