Imperial Tours’ China Luxury Travel Blog
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...
February 19 marks 2015’s Chinese New Year and while the worldwide parades, golden dragons, crimson lanterns and money envelopes may catch your attention, don’t let it distract you from the wealth of traditional food served during the Lunar New Year. Just as the alternating animal zodiacs bring new tidings every year, the food surrounding this celebration also carries meaning.
A traditional Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner is a time for reunion and tradition amoung family and frie...
No plans yet for spring break? Consider China. Whether you’ve always dreamed of going to China, or you’ve visited before and are now ready to introduce your children to the destination, Imperial Tours’ 12 day private Spring Break Tour will amaze you and your family as we welcome you as distinguished guests to The Middle Kingdom…in style.
As soon as you arrive, each child will be given an activity book customized for your particular trip which will include things like...
With displays from over 3,000 international artists, Art Basel Hong Kong – taking place March 15-17, 2015 – is set to not only be a dynamic juxtaposition of East and West, but a phenomenal platform for the emerging and established art world in Asia. The third annual Art Basel Hong Kong traces paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, video and editioned works across 12 decades of art in six featured areas: Galleries, Insights, Discoveries, Encounters, Ma...
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