Four fantastic new travel photography books for your coffee table

From a new photography-led tome celebrating 100 years since the first British reconnaissance climb of Mount Everest to a glossy compendium of beautiful rural stays in the UK, here are four fantastic new releases for 2021.

Is it lights out for Hong Kong's neon signs? How citizens are fighting to save the city's luminous heritage

With the city's iconic neon signs facing an uncertain future, Hongkongers are coming together to keep the city’s glowing heritage from fizzling out. 

Food writer Fuchsia Dunlop on Sichuan's fiery cuisine

The writer and author of The Food of Sichuan explores the unique flavours of this Chinese province and recommends her three favourite restaurants in its capital, Chengdu. 

Pico Iyer on his transformational trip to Tibet

The author and memoirist recounts a powerful journey through Asia that culminated on the high plateau of Lhasa among prostrating pilgrims, in the shadow of the Potala Palace — the former winter palace of the Dalai Lamas. 

14 hours in Beijing

From Beijing's best brunch spot to its flagship art galleries, here's our guide to a perfect day in the Chinese capital
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Top five Chinese cities to explore with Hainan Airlines

From historical Changsha to the giant pandas of Chengdu, this beguiling country has never been short of adventure

A city guide to the cooler side of Beijing

From factories turned into galleries to a burgeoning crop of sci-fi skyscrapers, the Chinese capital is shrugging off its dynastic past and revealing a cool side 

Sleep: Hong Kong

From luxe spa hotels by international names and design-led boutiques to more kid-friendly properties, the city-state’s hotels are often a destination in themselves, whether you want to mingle with the beautiful people in a striking bar or admire a stately art collection

Photo gallery: City life in Beijing

From factories turned into galleries to a burgeoning crop of sci-fi skyscrapers, the Chinese capital is shrugging off its dynastic past and revealing a cool side 
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The wonders of hidden China

China might be home to breathtaking wonders like The Great Wall and the Terracotta Army, but it has so much more to offer when it comes to captivating natural and man-made wonders

Like a local: Hong Kong

What’s not to love about this former British colony? Pull up a pew at the latest ‘bar of the moment’; eat your way through sensational seafood; and lose yourself amid lanes lined with teahouses and old-fashioned shops in a city with a rich, cultural tapestry. Hong Kong is hitting its stride, so dig deep and dive right in

The world's best food destinations in 2019

Whether it’s an Italian temple of gastronomy or an Indian veggie paradise, some places seem to have good food woven into their DNA. From Mendoza to Mysore and Bologna to Beirut, we pick out some of the best destinations for food lovers

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