Imperial Tours’ China Luxury Travel Blog
What’s the latest craze in China? Apparently marathons. In 2010 the Chinese Athletic Association held a total of 12 official running events; in 2014 there were 53, with marathons representing the majority, according to an article written by South China Morning Post. While China is often characterized as pushing economic and industrial boundaries, a recent surge in athletics proves there’s more than just machines grinding.
Many Chinese cities are now hosting running races as a way...
If you believe the media, there is never a good time to travel to China. We hear repeatedly about China's lack of political freedom but rarely about China lifting 680 million people out of poverty over the last 30 years. What about the very real economic liberty that brings? Every spring, we hear about various flu's from China killing a small number of people. This is often spun by the local WHO office and the media as a major risk to the world's health, but we rarely hear...
Stone door houses, or shikumen, line long and narrow alleyways as if trying to contain some secret. Locals hang their laundry out of windows above the various cafes, art studios, and craft stores held inside the shikumen, as mesmerized shoppers shuffle between shops. The aromas of Indian food, Moroccan food, and Chinese food all fuse with the bohemian atmosphere that permeates this little slice of city life.
This place is Taikang Lu. Originally providing inexpensive space for art galleries and...
In recent years, tennis has emerged as one of the most prolific sports in China, on both a professional and amateur level.
This can be credited to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the relatively new emergence of high ranked players throughout Asia, and China's investments in the grassroots of tennis.
Only within the past 10 years have Chinese tennis players rose to prominence. The success of tennis stars like now-retired Li Na, ranked second in the 2014 WTA, Xu Shilin, and Zhang Ze spur...
Earplugs may be needed during China's Formula One World Championship races held this year at the $250 million Shanghai International Circuit from April 10 to April 12. This unique track features world class viewing areas and grandstands all around the course, getting spectators closer to the long straights, sweeping curves and tight and technical turns that characterize this circuit.
Before the current track, China's Grand Prix was held in a paddy field and viewing was minimal. But in...
China has an extensive and snaking history with golf where the sport is not only considered luxury, but also taboo.
Recorded as early as 1000AD, Chuiwan was an ancient Chinese game reminiscent of modern golf. Played with clubs, balls, and strict etiquette, the objective was to drive the balls into various hand-dug pits. Although there is no concise origin of golf, many believe this game traveled along the silk road with much influence.
Moving forward from this simplistic game, Mao Ze...
When considering the riddled history of China, many don't often realize the traditional emphasis placed on art. Some ancient Chinese pottery can be dated back to the Neolithic era, and beautiful calligraphy, paintings and jade works commissioned by Emperors from the first centuries can be seen pristinely preserved in many museums around the world.
Although recent headlines about China tend to me more economic, don't be fooled, China is quickly becoming an innovative beacon for the...
Take your trip to China to unparalleled heights, courtesy of the new partnership between Imperial Tours and Presidential Private Jet Vacations. Now flexibility and luxury intersect at a point of perfection that will make each and every moment of your visit to the Middle Kingdom…Imperial.
Over the course of seventeen days you will experience and personally connect with the extensive culture, history and beauty that define both ancient and contemporary China, all while effort...
Savor a world of authentic cuisine... in China. Enjoy a 9-night culinary adventure through Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai with VIP treatment featuring complimentary breakfasts, a special welcome amenity at each hotel, and a custom book on Chinese cuisine....
The importance of the Banyan Tree Yangshuo is that at last overseas visitors have a base to explore the delightful beauty of the stunning rural landscape in this area beyond the limiting urban environment of Guilin. For the sake of its economic viability, this 142-room luxury property strikes a balance between catering to the demands of both overseas and Chinese visitors. Although the nearby village one drives through to get to the hotel is no oil painting, Banyan Tree has done a great...
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