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It’s all too easy to get distracted by Hong Kong’s malls and skyscrapers, but its islands, beaches and old architecture are equally rewarding

Hunan’s beautiful peaks are famous for inspiring Avatar, but the region’s mountains offer far more wonders than just cinematic glory

Pingyao’s most valuable assets have largely been preserved. Its Ming and Qing layout is still surrounded by city walls, and beyond them fortified villages and an apocalyptic landscape of power stations

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When one thinks of Beijing, peace is not the first thing that springs to mind

As the border town to North Korea, Dandong is often seen as just part of the journey, but stop off to see what’s on offer or simply get your dose of the DPRK from there

Surrounded by coal mines, pockets of Datong form oases of history and calm, even when dangling from the side of a cliff