It has been almost 10 years since I cruised the Yangtze River. This was back in 2006, when the Three Gorges Dam project was half-way through completion. Here's my nostalgic account (written in 2006). Now, China’s Three Gorges Dam project has tamed Asia’s longest river. Cruising the Yangtze River Our ship, the...
If you haven’t been to the Great Wall of China then it’s worth ticking off your bucket list. As bucket list items go, the Great Wall of China is up there with the best.The historical landmark was built during the Ming Dynasty by Emperor Shih Huang Ti, who commissioned...
China is a land of contrasts. China is the third largest country in the world and the climate varies dramatically. It can be near freezing in the far north and sticky in tropical Hainan, an island on China’s southern-most tip.The one thing you are unlikely to find in China is...
Ask a group of travellers to choose their favourite hotel from a list and you’re likely to get different choices for lots of different reasons. What makes one five-star hotel better than another?Is it the décor and the quality of furnishings? Or is the feeling you’re being treated like...
The rapid growth of tourism in China continues to attract people in the tourism industry from all over the world. We interviewed the finalists for the China Hotelier Awards "General Manager of the Year" category.These GMs have a wealth of experience gained working in hotels all around the world....
Shades of old Canton hide in the shadows of glittering new Guangzhou in China. This is China's third largest city and a booming metropolis. It's a far cry from the village it once was.In the 1880s, Wesleyan missionary John Turner described Canton’s Shamian Island as "a beautiful island, fronted...
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