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Bargains

Get going: trek to Tibet

BELINDA JACKSON Make the trek to the hotel everyone is talking about, the new Shangri-La Lhasa.

China

Kerry Hotel Shangri-La Shanghai: Brewing up the beer essentials

kerry hotel pudong shanghai

Guy Wilkinson There's much to toast at this new Shanghai hotel, writes Guy Wilkinson.

Beijing

Six of the best: Beijing traditional courtyard hotels

Brian Johnston Staying in one of Beijing's historic courtyard hotels is a quintessential Chinese experience. Here's six of the best.

Taiwan

Taiwan food: Around a tribal table

Tatyana Leonov The secret is out: indigenous Taiwan cuisine is exceptional, writes Tatyana Leonov.

Japan

Sakaiminato, Japan: A mania for manga

Sakaiminato, Japan .

Sarah Maguire Sarah Maguire is drawn to a small port in touch with its inner child.

Luxe Nomad

Chinese airlines ain't what they used to be, thankfully

China Southern Airlines

Lee Tulloch Flying with a Chinese airline is a different experience now. For instance, I can't self-upgrade any more.

Worldwide

How to bring the glamour of travel back

Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort

Too often, modern-day travel can feel sanitised and rushed, leaving you yearning for the era of gracious, slow-paced touring on a grand scale.

Hotels

Six of the best: High-rise hotels

Ute Junker Marina Bay Sands is a textbook illustration of the notion bigger is better.

Accommodation

The five-star Shangri-la

SALLY WEBB High-end hotel meets high altitude with the opening of the Shangri-La in Lhasa.

China

Raise the red lantern

Gabrielle Jaffe follows the trail of 'Golden Lilly' the courtesan reputed to have saved China.

Japan

Mealtime as meditation

Mousse of lily bulb

Japan's kaiseki cuisine is influencing chefs around the world, writes Leisa Tyler.

Airlines

Flight test: China Southern Airlines Dreamliner business class

China Southern Business Class Dreamliner

Anthony Dennis Asia's biggest airline is now flying between Australia and London with extremely competitive fares.

Spas

Wriggle rooms

Within the sumptuous surrounds of a modern spa, things can sometimes start to get weird, writes Keith Austin.

I know this great little place ... Michelle Garnaut

Simon Thomsen Expat Australian Michelle Garnaut opened her first restaurant in China in Shanghai in 1999.

Worldwide

World's 15 best places to watch the sun rise and set

Samoa

Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

Gourmet travel

Dine-in delights: the world's best hotel restaurants

Las Balsas

Ute Junker When the food matters as much as the rooms, check our list of hot hotels, writes Ute Junker.

Asia

Beyond the cities: Asia's top 10 must-do excursions

Ha-Long, Vietnam

From beaches to bays, mountains to caves, it's always worth stepping outside the capital cities, writes Kerry van der Jagt.

The Tripologist

Everyone asks: how do I protect myself from chikungunya?

Once bitten ...

The Tripologist How to protect yourself from a viral disease that's in Bali, China and India and on the rise.

China

Cultural revelation

Beijing Art District

Natasha Dragun revels in the transformation of Beijing's former manufacturing hub into a creative hotspot.

Bargains

Get going: Cable Beach Resort

WA Pinctada

edited by BELINDA JACKSON Get away in February to Pinctada Cable Beach Resort in Broome and save $200.