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Celebrating Chinese New Year in Hong KongAs we gallop out of the Year of the Horse and gambol into the Year of the Sheep, red packets are being crammed with freshly-minted cash, dragon dancers leap through the streets and excited calls of ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’ ricochet around the red and gold festooned skyscrapers. If you’re celebrating Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, we’ve rounded up our top events in the city to make sure that your Year of the Sheep gets off to a baa-rilliant start…

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Exploring Tea Fields in China

by CharlotteM December - last edited January

Exploring Tea Fields in ChinaOriginating in China as a restorative and medicinal beverage, it’s no surprise that tea tours do well in Shanghai. But a better option is to sip at the source, so take a day trip and visit the tea fields in China on your next trip to Shanghai.

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From Temples to Teepees: Six Unusual Places to Stay in Hong KongLike any major world city, Hong Kong is saturated with hotels by all the big name chains. But, look just beyond that well-known logo and you'll find plenty of unusual places to stay in Hong Kong shimmering between the skyscrapers. When you’ve flown far, far from home, the foreign sights, sounds and flavours of your holiday really shouldn’t have to stop in the hotel lobby.

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The Best Baijiu Bars in Shanghai

by CharlotteM November - last edited November by Moderator

The Best Baijiu Bars in ShanghaiBeyond China, baijiu is an acquired taste. At home, however, the 5,000-year old white liquor is the favourite toast for family celebrations and business banquets at bars in Shanghai.

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The Best Shanghai Water Towns

Known for their traditional red lanterns and scenic stone bridges, the famous Shanghai water towns offer a unique window into the past. We've selected the best water towns within easy reach of the city, for the ideal Shanghai day trip.

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The Old City of Shanghai

Amble through the winding streets of Shanghai’s Old Town and you'll find an ancient way of life flourishing in the shadow of glittering skyscrapers. Here we take a look at where to explore as you journey through the old city of Shanghai.

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