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September 30, 2015
By: Imperial Tours | Topics: Arts & Culture , China Luxury Travel , Food & Drink ,

Minsheng Art Museum in Beijing

Imperial Tours has compiled another roundup of what’s happening and what’s new in China luxury travel this fall.

Art & Culture

Fall is a busy time on the art scenes in China’s key cities. Beijing Design Week (Sep. 23rd to Oct. 7th) is running for a total of two weeks this year and they have expanded their number of installations and events across the city. Shanghai is hosting both the Shanghai Art Fair in November and the Art 021 Shanghai

September 28, 2015
By: | Topics: Lifestyle & Entertainment , Miscellaneous - General ,


By Margot Kong with a guest blogger

I’m sitting here waiting for the blood moon to peer over the horizon on this day of the Mid-Autumn Festival, also called the Moon Festival. It takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar and is a celebration of the roundest and brightest moon of the year. It is a time when families come together to give thanks for the harvest. Even those relatives who cannot physically reunite for the festivities can take comfort by look

September 10, 2015
By: Imperial Tours | Topics: China Luxury Travel ,

View over Hong Kong

View over Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor

If you are joining or ending a luxury cruise in China this winter or next – be it in Hong Kong, Tianjin or another port – then why not consider customizing a private pre or post cruise tour. 

Many cruises start and end in Hong Kong, so you are spoiled for choice for things to do prior to or after your cruise. There’s a side to Hong Kong for everyone – shop until you drop; enjoy some of the best food that Asia has to offer;

September 8, 2015
By: Nancy Kim | Topics: China Luxury Travel , Travel Industry ,

Temple House exterior

Exterior view of The Temple House

Last week Guy and I were lucky enough to be invited by The Temple House Hotel to visit the vibrant city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province and gateway to Western China. Most people think of pandas when they think of Chengdu and indeed, this is the home of the adorable Giant Panda. With the opening of The Temple House, however, witnessing the rise of one of China’s most exciting cities will make the experience that much more enjoyable.


September 3, 2015
By: Imperial Tours | Topics: Food & Drink ,

Cantonese food

Dim sum – typical Cantonese regional cuisine

1. Diversity: There are 8, some argue 9, distinct regional cuisines in China. These have been grouped into 4 schools of cooking, each with very distinct flavors, use of ingredients and style of cooking. They can be categorized in the following way: North – this is the cuisine of Beijing, Inner Mongolia and imperial Shandong which features heavy use of leeks and onions and includes stewing and roasting techniques (think Peking roast duck

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