Chinese history

China's other 'great wall' opens to tourists

China's other 'great wall' opens to tourists

Closed to the public for decades, a major portion of Nanjing's massive Ming Dynasty City Wall is one of China's most underrated historic attractions
Shanghai's Jews celebrate historic synagogue reopening

Shanghai's Jews celebrate historic synagogue reopening

The Ohel Rachel Synagogue, reopened after 60 years, provides Shanghai's Jewish community with a place to pray and strengthens relations between China and Israel, say officials
Displaying Tang dynasty treasures from a ninth-century shipwreck

Displaying Tang dynasty treasures from a ninth-century shipwreck

An 1,100-year old shipwreck discovered in 1998 with 60,000 Tang dynasty objects is preparing for a global tour to exhibit the historic pieces
The Fairmont Peace Hotel: The reawakening of a Shanghai legend

The Fairmont Peace Hotel: The reawakening of a Shanghai legend

Like a sleeping beauty the Fairmont Peace Hotel has been roused from a lengthy slumber with a spectacular face lift that modernizes the celebrated hotel while remaining true to its history
China's 8 best heritage hotels

China's 8 best heritage hotels

Live like a Qing merchant, a Shanghai gangster or China's former president in one of these revamped historic buildings
'Saving' Shanghai's historic Shikumens

'Saving' Shanghai's historic Shikumens

Jianyeli, home to 200 Shikumen houses from the 1930s, is being converted into a luxury housing project
Shanghai's Jewish tomb saver

Shanghai's Jewish tomb saver

Dvir Bar-Gal, an Israeli journalist, is trying to restore Shanghai’s Jewish past, one headstone at a time
Grilled pig's legs and all: A walking tour through Bangkok's Chinatown

Grilled pig's legs and all: A walking tour through Bangkok's Chinatown

The good, the bad and the exhausting -- all in our guide through the city’s chaotic Chinese quarter
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Destination Berlin

World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city