China

A vast country that spans an immense 9.6 million square kilometers, and that is home to an astounding 1.3 billion people and backed by a storied 5,000-year-old history, China is as diverse, exotic and complex as one could imagine. From the cultural powerhouse of Beijing in the north to the cosmopolitan Shanghai in the central Yangtze River basin to the ethnic potpourri of Yunnan in the southwestern hinterlands, this once-isolated kingdom is now a beguiling juxtaposition of ancient wonders and breakneck-speed development.

GREAT FOR

Historical Sites, Culture, Food

WHEN TO GO

Due to its highly diverse geography, China’s climate and weather varies dramatically. China can be visited year-round although spring (March to May) and autumn (September to early November) are the most pleasant times for travel. Major public holidays, such as the Chinese New Year, Labor Day and National Day, are periods to avoid as the masses of vacationing Chinese often make travel difficult.

A Country-By-Country Guide to Coronavirus Recovery in Asia

Here’s when and where you might be able to travel again in Asia.

Shanghai Disney is Reopening Next Week

Shanghai Disney opens next week, and suddenly the world feels less bleak.

10 of the Most Colorful Places in Asia

Happier days are ahead! For now, virtually escape to these 10 cheerful places.

A Stay at Bulgari Hotel Shanghai is the Most Luxurious Way to Ease Back into Life in China

Holing up has us dreaming of La Mer and Michelin stars at one of Shanghai’s most luxe recent openings.

Sangha Retreat in Shanghai is a Next-Level Wellness Resort

There are wellness resorts and then there’s Sangha Retreat, just two hours outside of Shanghai. We check-in for a relaxing escape, only to find healing in unexpected ways.

Shenzhen Is The Shopping Heaven You Never Knew You Needed To Visit

In a stunning glass-and-steel tower that manages to both bequeath king-of-the-world status and blend well with the local culture, Park Hyatt Shenzhen offers a new cozy abode to make yourself at home for a successful business trip that is certain to become leisure.

Three New Purveyors of Vedic-Inspired Healing

Three new purveyors of wellness have sprouted up around the region with their own modernized takes on ancient health and beauty wisdom.

Where to go 2020

Twenty places to visit this year, including the majestic Hunza Valley, Bangkok for those with an appetite, and a new-look Kyoto.

Change is Brewing: The Women Who Are Transforming Asia’s Craft Beer Industry

Craft beer isn’t the sole domain of men anymore. Across Asia, trailblazing female brewers are transforming the industry.

A Study in Contrasts in Guizhou

In China’s Guizhou province, a tech-forward culture rubs shoulders with ancient traditions.

5 Private-Jet Tours Worth Saving Up For

First class isn’t the only way to fly. How about flatbeds, chefs and your own crew on one-of-a-kind trips that let you skip the customs line? Private-jet tours are taking well-heeled travelers for the most luxurious cultural exchanges.

A New Island Resort in China is a Lesson in Luxury

A new addition on an empty swathe of China’s otherwise crowded coastal hub offers a chance to see Hainan island as more than just a developing skyline with ocean views. Eloise Basuki checks into the Capella Sanya and experiences a five-star version of local life.

Amanyangyun

It might take a village to raise a child, but it took just one man to raze several villages—only to gloriously resurrect them 700 kilometers away as the most ambitious luxury resort slash living museum you might ever have the pleasure of spending a small fortune to sleep in.

These 6 Design Hotels Are Millennial-Approved

Low-budget, high-design, next-gen hotels have begun to sweep Asia, an on-trend fit for digital nomads, flashpackers and aesthetes alike.

The Hottest Dining Spots in Newly Michelin-Minted Guangzhou

The Michelin Guide may have only just set its stars on this foodie port of southern China, but Cathy Adams finds a city that has long been loved for its hot plates.

4 Luxe Hotels Across China

From a quiet mountain resort to a towering hotel in China’s biggest city, here are four openings that will add a little extra color to the Middle Kingdom.

A Conversation With 3 Of Asia’s Green Gamechangers

It’s not easy being green, but these three eco-innovators across Asia are reshaping their industries one upcycled garment or zero-waste restaurant at a time. Dianna Hubbell talks to the visionaries about building a brighter, more sustainable future.

4 Asian Craft Beers You Need to Try Now

Catching the spirit of collaboration, Asian breweries are teaming up with bold beer hounds, artisanal chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and more to produce some serious suds.

5 Unforgettable Dishes You Have to Try

Whether they’re served in a bar, a humble street restaurant or a Michelin-worthy gastronomic temple, some specialties are worth seeking out no matter where in the world they may be.