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Beijing The sprawling, three-story facility at the Kerry Centre Hotel (866/565-5050 or 86/10-6561-8833; shangri-la.com; doubles from $412) contains a 38-yard lap pool, two indoor tennis courts, a 256-yard jogging and rollerblading track, and mor...
When reports came out several years ago linking red wine and good health, wine sales soared in China. Western vintners descended on the country to cultivate the trend, and succeeded in replacing Cognac with wine as the drink of choice among fashio...
It is midnight in Shanghai, and on the stage of a small, stylish club in the quaintly neoned French Concession neighborhood, a spiky-haired, 20-year-old trumpet player named Feng Yu Chan steps into the spotlight. Dressed in a punkish T-shirt and p...
What does a Chinese movie star do as a follow-up to a film career?Reprise a relationship with a famous director and learn the ancient art of liuli (glass sculpture)—that's what Loretta Yang and Chang Yi did 15 years ago when they left movies behin...
In the center of Kashgar, China's westernmost city, stands a seven-story statue of Chairman Mao. It's practically the only Chinese thing about this historic gateway to the Silk Road. Kashgar is the top tourist destination in Xinjiang province, jus...
Bathed in light, the snowy outlines of Mount Everest take on a serene appearance at dawn. My airplane seatmate, Nick, and I stare at the gilded landscape in silence—until he turns around and snarls, "I don't know whether I should help you or break...
Shanghai is a city on steroids, growing more dramatically than any other place in Asia. Almost overnight a forest of 150 office towers has sprouted in Pudong, the financial district, across the Huangpu River from the colonial-era waterfront. Subur...
Strolling through Shanghai's French Concession, a faded grid of leafy boulevards flanked by colonial mansions, I stumbled on an old Russian Orthodox church with a gaudy portrait of Mao emblazoned on its steeple. Curious about the buzz of construct...
About 150 dolphins are believed to live in the brackish waters off Hong Kong, especially around Lan Tau Island. Born gray or black like most dolphins, they soon acquire a shocking-pink hue—making them a fitting symbol for a society in transition. ...
When you're chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the world revolves around your next meal. His new Richard Meier-designed Chinese restaurant, 66 (241 Church St.; 212/925-0202; dinner for two $85), just opened in New York. T+L asked the globe-trotting c...
(27) Beirut Lebanon's capital lights up The Paris of the Middle East is back—and better, thanks to a new generation of carefree, westward-looking Lebanese who are transforming the city into the wildest nightlife scene on the Mediterranean. The c...
(46) China The year of the bunny slope You've tied up the yak, claimed a spot near the yurt's potbellied stove, and are happily slurping a bowl of mutton stew. Not your typical après-ski. But in China, the latest ski and snowboard frontier, this i...
It defended dynasties for more than 19 centuries, but in recent years, China's Great Wall has become vulnerable to time, weather, and human encroachment. Though the wall was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, its crumbling ramparts were w...
In France the creatures would have been dead and safely buried in a sauce, but in Hong Kong they're taken alive, squirting and wriggling. I'd come with an old friend to Po Toi O, an atmospheric fishing village in Hong Kong's New Territories where ...
For her new book (The Greatest Dishes! Around the World in 80 Recipes, Harper Collins), T+L contributing editor Anya von Bremzen scoured the globe for the best traditional recipes. Here, her five favorite winter dishes, and where to find them. 1....