Water towns

A gite in China: French hospitality checks in at Anhui water town

A gite in China: French hospitality checks in at Anhui water town

Gîtes de France’s first licensed hotel outside Europe opens near Huangshan
Xinshi: A forgotten Chinese water town

Xinshi: A forgotten Chinese water town

With few tourists and hotels, this centuries-old town might be the last undiscovered water town that's just a day trip from Shanghai
China's 5 most beautiful water towns

China's 5 most beautiful water towns

It's not all skyscrapers, smokestacks and world records -- in these rustic towns you'll find real old China
Ultimate guide to Suzhou, China's 'paradise on earth'

Ultimate guide to Suzhou, China's 'paradise on earth'

The ins and outs of the nation's most travel-friendly waterside city
Best Shanghai day trips

Best Shanghai day trips

Ultimate xiaolongbao tour, China's top sex museum or a search of your inner Zen -- all can be done within a day from Shanghai downtown
A peek inside Shanghai's agricultural artists' village

A peek inside Shanghai's agricultural artists' village

A Jinshan farmer illustrates his life as Shanghai's "peasant Picasso"
Best Shanghai food walk: Qibao Old Street

Best Shanghai food walk: Qibao Old Street

7 edible reasons why Shanghainese regularly make the trip to Qibao water town
‘Peony Pavilion’ to revitalize Kunqu opera in Shanghai

‘Peony Pavilion’ to revitalize Kunqu opera in Shanghai

From 55 acts to four, 18 hours to one, the modernized, abridged version of a 1598 opera by Tang Xianzu is hoping to revive the Kunqu opera style in Shanghai
The art of Zen and doing nothing in Xitang

The art of Zen and doing nothing in Xitang

This tiny water town near Shanghai is a tranquil slice of heaven. Sit back, relax and take it all in
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It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel air hub has won a place in the city's heart