Imperial Tours’ China Luxury Travel Blog
The importance of Chinese art stretches far back into ancient times, and continues to this day. This upcoming year, the art world at large has taken note of its continued importance and a number of exhibitions around the world are featuring solely Chinese art. These range from showcasing ancient Chinese ceramics to classical ink scrolls and paintings to modern day sculptures of the contemporary art world. Here we have compiled a brief roundup of global Chinese art exhibits that you won’t...
View over Beijing's fabulous Forbidden City
Ever dreamed of standing on the Great Wall of China? Seeing the wondrous Terracotta Warriors with your own eyes? Gazing up at the brilliant neon skyline of Shanghai? At least once a year Imperial Tours runs The Majestic Tour, a luxury small group tour – maximum of 14 people – which intimately allows you to experience all the things you dreamed of and more. This is the highest-end group tour of China available and will take you on an...
Wang Family Ancestral Hall, part of Ai Weiwei's new exhibition in Beijing. Photo courtesy of Galleria Continua.
Imperial Tours has compiled a roundup of what’s happening and what’s new in China luxury travel this summer.
Art & Culture
Ai Weiwei’s first solo exhibition in China titled ‘Ai Weiwei’ is currently on show in the 798 art district in Beijing. Ai Weiwei has brought an ancient ancestral temple from southern China and reconstructe...
Banyan Tree, Yangshuo
You may not automatically think of the terms ‘luxury’ and ‘rural China’ together in one sentence – but you should! Some of China’s best scenery and culture can be found outside of the cities, and who said rural can’t mean luxury? Take your pick from the following luxury resorts and locations as we choose our top 5 luxury rural getaways in China:
1. Guilin / Yangshuo: There can only really be one contender for the number one spot...
The Ganden Sumtseling Monastery (Songzanlin Monastery) is located near Shangri-La, on the Tibetan plateau in China’s south-west Yunnan province. If you've been to Lhasa and seen the Potala Palace you may think that this monastery is proof that all Tibetan monasteries look the same - and you'd be half right. The Sumtseling was in fact modelled on the Potala and has been nicknamed the 'Little Potala'.
This is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in south-west China. All...
Imperial Tours' Managing Partner Nancy Kim gives Luxury Travel Advisor some recommendations on where's hot to shop in Beijing right now!
"Everything seemed to happen without any effort: flight reservations, hotel check-in, sightseeing and time for shopping – everything made to order for us, knowing perfectly to accommodate our different interests and needs. Many thanks to our China Host – who made the difference between Excellence and Perfection."
The Garza Family, Mexico
My wife and partner Nancy Kim and I did not hail from the travel industry when we started Imperial Tours over 15 years ago. We didn&rs...
Shortly after its opening my family and I stayed at the Rosewood Beijing, the city’s newest luxury urban hotel.
While located in a busy area with lots of traffic, they did an excellent job of sheltering the entrance from the chaos outside. The lobby is well designed and feels relaxing. The decor is contemporary, sleek and quite masculine with muted tones and straight lines, so in many ways it has more of a business hotel look and feel rather than that of a leisure escape. The artwork wo...
Now is an excellent time to consider Shanghai or Beijing for your next business meeting, event or incentive. These two cities offer world-class hotels, spacious meeting/dining facilities and fantastic leisure pursuits at a fraction of the price found in other international destinations.
Take the Peninsula Shanghai for example. On a price per square foot basis, this award-winning hotel comes in at just under a fifth of the cost of the Peninsula Paris. The Shanghai property wa...
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