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The once-sleepy ancient town in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province has become a magnet for stressed-out urbanites – but travelers can now get a taste of the good life too

A mix of modern and old, plus great food, the southern business hub has something for everyone

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

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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