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Celebrating Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

by NatalieRobinson January 2015 - last edited February

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Hong KongThe glitter's barely settled from 2016's Chinese New Year celebrations here in Hong Kong, where we welcomed in the Year of the Monkey with dragon dancers leaping through the streets and excited calls of 'Kung Hei Fat Choi' richocheting around the red and gold festooned skyscrapers. But it's never too early to get planning for the next one, and 2017's lunar festivities look to be as spectacular as ever. From the show-stopping annual parade to colourful flower markets, explosive fireworks to the legendary festival of wishes, Hong Kong certainly knows how to ring in the Chinese New Year with a bang. We've rounded up our top events in the city to make sure your Year of the Rooster gets off to a flying start...

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Exploring Tea Fields in China

by CharlotteM December 2014 - last edited September

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 2014 - last edited September

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

by CharlotteM October 2014 - last edited September

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

by CharlotteM September 2014 - last edited September

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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