Uniquely Far East

New Luxury – Guangzhou

October 10, 2011  

New Luxury – Guangzhou

Sofitel Luxury Hotels has proudly opened its first address in Guangzhou with the opening of Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich. The property is located strategically in the heart of Tianhe, just 1km away from CITIC Plaza and a few minutes from the East Railway Station. The hotel boasts 493 rooms and suites, with decor that elegantly blends contemporary Asian design with Parisian chic. Five bars and restaurants will serve guests of the hotel, with the highlight of the five being... [Read more of this review]

Luxurious Pullman Lijiang

July 18, 2011  

Luxurious Pullman Lijiang

The luxury hand of Accor Group, the upscale five-star Pullman, is back on the headlines with the recently opened Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province. The new property is located in Lijiang, a city often called China’s Forgotten Kingdom. This is the fourth Pullman resort in the country, with two in Sanya and another in Zhangjiajie, and the property boasts a tranquil resort setting with magical views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.... [Read more of this review]

Gone Fishin’ 5 Great Places in Asia to Go Fishing

July 11, 2011  

Gone Fishin’ 5 Great Places in Asia to Go Fishing

Photo credit - Visual Panic Fishing can be a relaxing addition to an otherwise hectic, but it’s one of those kind of activities – either you’ll love it or you’ll hate it. Regardless, if you keep an open mind, you can really have some mind-blowing experiences. Asia is not well-known for fishing (except perhaps the overtly commercial kind), but there are plenty of authentic experiences for those that look hard enough. Shurakuen Fishing Hole – Tokyo, Japan This... [Read more of this review]

Top Restaurants in Hong Kong

April 20, 2011  

Top Restaurants in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an exciting eating destination that is visited by foodies from across the world, all keen to sample the amazing culinary culture that is in place here. With global gastronomes hopping flights to Hong Kong with their mouths watering in anticipation of the city’s edible offerings, it is no surprise to learn that Hong Kong has something for everyone from the authentic street foods of Stanley Market to establishment boasting multiple Michelin stars and restaurants... [Read more of this review]

Hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge

April 9, 2011  

Hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge

Somewhere high up in the Himalayas, the mighty Yangtze River embarks on a long and arduous descent. Beginning its journey as a tiny creek at its apex, the Long River (as it is known in Chinese) transforms over its course, forming a series of bounding rapids and hurtling waterfalls before settling into its slow, flat demise into the East China Sea.  About 65 km north of Lijiang in Yunnan Province, the river descends into one of the deepest and most intensely beautiful... [Read more of this review]

Leping Zha Huangshan

March 31, 2011  

Leping Zha Huangshan

Recently Unearthing Asia has the pleasure of interviewing Dr Leping Zha, an unconventional photographer. Dr Zha’s professional career is not in photography, but he shares an unforgiving passion for it and an incurable thirst for Huangshan, his beloved childhood playground. Here he shares his story and amazing photographs, oozing with emotions and palpable passion. Dr. Zha, it’s a pleasure to have you with us today. Could you please tell us a little about yourself? My... [Read more of this review]

Freezing Fun at Harbin

March 17, 2011  

Freezing Fun at Harbin

China’s northernmost city of Harbin is a popular winter destination for both local and international tourists alike. Hundreds of thousands flock in freezing January temperatures to attend the Ice Lantern Festival, an annual festival of international prominence that sees the city play host to a multitude of magnificent ice and snow sculptures. This does not mean, however, that the city has nothing else to offer – in fact some of northern China’s best historical... [Read more of this review]

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