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  • Three Game-Changing New Hotels in Chengdu

    Hong Kong and Shanghai may be China’s most dynamic hubs, but there’s a new city on the rise. Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, has seen... Read More

  • Chengdu, China Gets a Modern Makeover

    "This is the real China," said the American photographer, sipping whiskey on the patio of the Niccolo, a new luxury hotel in downtown Chengdu. “This is... Read More

  • Best Hotel Hot Tubs

    There’s no escaping it: after a day hoofing it around Paris from Montmartre to Montparnasse; off-roading in a bare-bones Land Rover on safari in... Read More

  • China’s New Linden Centre

    Inspired by years of collecting antiques and contemporary artwork in China, Wisconsin residents Brian and Jeanee Linden moved directly to the source and... Read More

  • Sung Heroes

    One of my most cherished, if illogical, fantasies is that I was one of those Chinese scholar-painters in a former life. I first discovered their... Read More

  • Favorite Food Markets: Jerusalem, New York, Paris, Tokyo

    CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed... Read More

  • Hotels in Yunnan, China

    When James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon hit bookstores in 1933, hordes of adventurers went searching the Himalayas for the mythical paradise he imagined.... Read More

  • The New Shangri-la

    In southwestern China's Yunnan province, not far from the borders of Burma and Tibet and less than 50 miles east of where the upper Yangtze River negot... Read More

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