MOST travellers would not equate Asia with being a good place to see wildflowers, but thanks to some high altitude plateaus and its dramatic change of seasons, there are numerous locations to see profusions of wildflowers. Here are some of these places.
CAMELS grace the deserts, grasslands and mountains of Asia-Pacific from places as diverse as India, China, Mongolia, Pakistan and Australia. They are much loved and even celebrated around the region for their contributions as working animals and for providing milk and meat and hair.
EVEN if you’ve been almost everywhere in Asia, there is always more to see and hidden gems to discover. From China to India, Australia and New Zealand, this list could take you to a riverside town, a sandy beach, crumbling ruins or to meet wildlife in the Asia-Pacific region in the new year. Happy travelling. Fenghuang,…>
CHINA has begun flight operations at the world’s highest civilian airport in a bid to boost tourism and tighten political control over the country’s restive west. At an elevation of 4,411 meters (14,472 feet) above sea level, Daocheng Yading Airport replaces the previous champion, Bangda Airport in the Tibet Autonomous Region, which sits at 4,334…>
THE beauties of Asia are often espoused through photographs and paintings, but the literary world has done much to put it on the traveller’s map too . These six literary excerpts describe in vivid detail the scenes, culture and experience of living, visiting and traveling in Asia. While chosen for their apt descriptions, they should…>
THE gates of hell have opened. Its ghosts have been let loose to roam on earth and visit the homes of their relatives. According to traditional Chinese beliefs this happens every year during the seventh month of the lunar year, resulting in a raucous, feast-and-music filled celebration known as the Hungry Ghost Festival. But not…>
WHEN it comes to construction, China doesn’t just like to do it big, it likes to do it weird. The latest in a long line of architectural oddities is this doughnut-shaped Sheraton hotel in Huzhou, about 100 miles west of Shanghai. Indeed, Shanghai’s soon-to-be-completed tallest building in China, Shanghai Tower, will also be home to…>
Places to stay
Hong Kong, Kowloon, China
L’Hotel Nina at Convention Center
Hong Kong, The New Territories, China
Hong Kong, Sheung Wan, China
Beijing, Gulou, China