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Car-free Gulangyu offers a fragrant and musical break from big-city life, if not from the crowds

It’s all too easy to get distracted by Hong Kong’s malls and skyscrapers, but its islands, beaches and old architecture are equally rewarding

Hunan’s beautiful peaks are famous for inspiring Avatar, but the region’s mountains offer far more wonders than just cinematic glory

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Pingyao’s most valuable assets have largely been preserved. Its Ming and Qing layout is still surrounded by city walls, and beyond them fortified villages and an apocalyptic landscape of power stations

When one thinks of Beijing, peace is not the first thing that springs to mind

As the border town to North Korea, Dandong is often seen as just part of the journey, but stop off to see what’s on offer or simply get your dose of the DPRK from there