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  • 1 Old Street in Tunxi Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Lao jie CHN - Tunxi

    Tunxi, a town which became wealthy thanks to the tea trade, makes a good base for exploring the Yellow Mountains. The Lao Jie, or "old street", is the only really attractive part of this otherwise rather dull town. The paved street has reta..

  • 2 Yixian District Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CHN - Xidi

    The three most famous villages in the Anhui province - Xidi, Hongcun and Nanping - form the district of Yixian, which was long overlooked by visitors and specialists alike. The region's sumptuous houses adorned with wooden carvings tell the story of ..

  • 3 Xidi Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CHN - Xidi

    Now a World Heritage Site, Xidi has a long history and is one of the best places to see architecture from the Ming and Qing periods. Built by merchants who made their fortunes from the salt and tea trades, these houses are remarkable, with their whit..

  • 4 Chengzhi House Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CHN - Hongcun

    In a narrow street to the rear of the central pool, Chengzhi House (the house "of aspiration", dating from 1855) is the most attractive merchant's house in the region and was built by Wang Dinggui who made his fortune in the salt trade. Bui..

  • 5 Temple of the Ancestors Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    CHN - Chengkan

    A wide façade lined with pillars guards the entrance to this large temple, which was built in the 16C to honour the ancestors of the Luo clan. The temple's two courtyards and three pavilions are decorated with symbolic animals: fish, dragons and phoe..

  • 6 Liwan Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Lizhiwan Lu CHN - Canton

    Liwan Museum offers a convincing immersion into what was a wealthy residence during the colonial era (late 19C/early 20C) before the Revolution. The delicate glazing of the windows is striking, with stained glass filtering an iridescent light into th..

  • 7 Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    34 Longjin li. Zhongshan qi Lu 34 CHN - Canton

    Comprising a ceremonial room, an area for trade and a temple dedicated to the ancestors, this huge, late-19C complex is typical of Confucian-style architecture. The luxurious decoration reflects the wealth of the Chen family. The temple roof is adorn..

  • 8 Museum of the Nanyue Tomb Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    867 Jiefang Beilu 867 CHN - Canton

    This museum is built on the burial site of King Zhao Mo of the Yue dynasty, who ruled in the 2C BC with Guangzhou as his capital. It was the fortuitous discovery in 1983 of the king's incredible tomb which led to the creation of this museum. The king..

  • 9 Museum of Tea Ware Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    19 Cotton Tree Drive 19 HKG - Hong Kong

    The collections of the Museum of Tea Ware date from the Tang period (618-907) to the present day. Tea lovers will find a mine of information here and collectors can admire the delicate and unusual tea-pots on display. Part of the museum is dedicated ..

  • 10 Victoria Peak Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Hong Kong HKG - Hong Kong

    Although Victoria Peak stands at a modest altitude of 552m, it is nonetheless a fairly steep mountain. From the summit, the view extends as far as the New Territories and the panorama is breathtakingly hypnotic at night, when the city blazes with neo..

  • 11 Sheung Wan and Mid-Levels Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hollywood Road HKG - Hong Kong

    Explore the heart of Chinese Hong Kong in the western districts of the city (Sheung Wan and Mid-Levels). Old shops, antique stores and small boutiques selling medicinal herbs rub shoulders along these traditional streets. However, this typical distri..

  • 12 Man Mo Temple Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    126 Hollywood Road 126 126 HKG - Hong Kong

    The popular sanctuary of Man Mo Temple has a highly charged spiritual atmosphere made all the more evocative by its clouds of fragrant incense smoke. The temple is dedicated to the deities Man Cheong and Kuan Ti. The former is the protector of public..

  • 13 Hong Kong Museum of Art Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    10 Salisbury Road 10 10 HKG - Hong Kong

    This thoroughly modern museum is decorated in simple, geometrical style with thoughtfully displayed exhibits, as well as shops and restaurants. The museum's collection is displayed over six floors, and includes sections dedicated to calligraphy, Chin..

  • 14 Nathan Road Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nathan Road HKG - Hong Kong

    Laid out in 1861, the northern section of Nathan Road is mainly residential, with its colonial-style houses, a charming Anglican church and Kowloon Park. The road becomes busier and more frenetic as you get closer to the sea, turning into a major tho..

  • 15 Hong Kong Museum of History Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    100 Chatham Road South 100 100 HKG - Hong Kong

    Modern and yet already outdated, the exterior of this museum built in 1998 is not particularly noteworthy. On the other hand, the museum's collections provide an excellent introduction to any visit to Hong Kong. The museum has three separate themes, ..

  • 16 Tin Hau Temple Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Yue Shau Tau Square. Temple Street HKG - Hong Kong

    This brightly coloured temple founded in the 18C and restored on numerous occasions now has a delightfully kitsch appearance. Here, as in some 50 other temples in Hong Kong, the goddess of the sea and patron of fishermen, Tin Hau, is worshipped. The ..

  • 17 Temple Street Night Market Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Temple Street HKG - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is home to an incredible array of markets specialising in everything from orchids to fish and birds. The night market has no particular theme, but sells a wide range of goods amid an atmosphere of general chaos. Eat at the open-air restaura..

  • 18 Cheung Chau Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CHN - Cheung Chau

    Cheung Chau Island is 14km from Hong Kong. With a surface area of 2.5km2, the island has 30 000 inhabitants concentrated in a town with alleyways so narrow that bikes are the only vehicles that can use them. The rest of the island boasts beautiful la..

  • 19 Wong Tai Sin Temple Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    2 Chuk Yen Village. Wong Tai Sin 2 2 HKG - Hong Kong

    The temple, built in the Qing style in 1973, is dedicated to the Taoist god of healing, Wong Tai Sin. In addition to his healing powers, Wong Tai Sin is renowned for bestowing good luck on his followers - it's not surprising that gamblers inevitably ..

  • 20 Chi Lin Nunnery Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    5 Chi Lin drive. Diamond hill 5 5 HKG - Hong Kong

    While Wong Tai Sin Temple is characterised by its crowds and the lure of money, Chin Lin Nunnery is a haven of Zen-like simplicity and meditation. The superbly restored nunnery was built in the Tang style, which had a strong influence on Japanese arc..

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