China

China Travel Guide

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 beautiful, serene lakeside palace. These days, though, it doesn’t take much longer than a half-hour car ride to get here, and it’s well worth the journey.

Treasures spotted here recently: a Ming dynasty bed; pharmacy cabinets smelling of medicinal herbs. Ships internationally.

Golfers on layover can practice their swing at Hong Kong’s first nine-hole golf course, conveniently located at the AsiaWorld-Expo adjacent to Terminal 2.