China

The New Silk Road: The world's longest train journey

The New Silk Road: The world's longest train journey

China is known for chasing superlatives -- now it can add marathon train journeys to its growing list of unparalleled achievements
Travel + Leisure's ultimate adventure bucket list

Travel + Leisure's ultimate adventure bucket list

Not every escapade requires traveling to the ends of the earth or pushing your body's limits, but here's a few every adventure traveler should know
Beijing set to take aim at 'weird buildings'

Beijing set to take aim at 'weird buildings'

Chinese official says authorities will take a greater role in influencing the aesthetics of new structures
10 things China does better than anywhere else

10 things China does better than anywhere else

Pork, ping pong and pragmatism head the list of Chinese talents in the latest installment in our debatably superlative series
10 of the world's most impressive religious statues

10 of the world's most impressive religious statues

These statues are awe-inspiring even for the strongest of non-believers
Eyes to the sky: The 10 tallest skyscrapers of 2015

Eyes to the sky: The 10 tallest skyscrapers of 2015

It's been a major year for new skyscrapers in 2014, but what's in the pipeline for the year ahead?
Dark star: Sleepy Chinese town brought alive by its murky past

Dark star: Sleepy Chinese town brought alive by its murky past

Brutal property baron’s former fiefdom now home to incredible array of museums, boutique hotels and a vintage cinema
Essential Shanghai guide for exec travelers

Essential Shanghai guide for exec travelers

Consider yourself lucky if work brings you to China's most cosmopolitan city. Here's how to cram the best of Shanghai into a business trip
Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

UK's Heathrow Airport pairs destinations with fragrances to evoke long distance travel. We do too
Following Anthony Bourdain around the world

Following Anthony Bourdain around the world

Instagram users and CNN iReporters share their favorite travel photos of the places Bourdain has visited in "Part Unknown"
Borderland travel: The China that defies all stereotypes

Borderland travel: The China that defies all stereotypes

Author David Eimer spent a year exploring the fringes of China and returned with a fascinating account
'No weird buildings': The end for Chinese architectural ambitions?

'No weird buildings': The end for Chinese architectural ambitions?

President's call for fewer ostentatious structures could quash China's recent enthusiasm for incredible-looking buildings
Smog chokes Beijing marathon

Smog chokes Beijing marathon

Pollution forces runners in Sunday's Beijing International Marathon to don face masks
Coming soon: Best theme parks of the future

Coming soon: Best theme parks of the future

With so many awesome new attractions on the way, the next few years are going to be a roller coaster ride
The phenomenal growth of Beijing's subway

The phenomenal growth of Beijing's subway

Watch the Chinese capital's subway grow to 232 stations since its inception in 1971
Is China ready for stand-up comedy?

Is China ready for stand-up comedy?

Inside the Chinese mainland's first and only full-time stand-up comedy club
Is this the most incredible hotel to open this year?

Is this the most incredible hotel to open this year?

China's string of amazing hotel openings continues with the completion of the Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing
The world's scariest stairs

The world's scariest stairs

Whether spiraling up mountains or sky-scraping attractions, these stairs give new meaning to the phrase "watch your step"
6 ways Shanghai is different than the rest of China

6 ways Shanghai is different than the rest of China

Even during the harshest periods of the communist era, being Shanghainese meant something special in China
This is the world's biggest 3D painting

This is the world's biggest 3D painting

China notches up another superlative achievement as a Nanjing-based artist creates the world's largest and longest anamorphic painting
Some Coca-Cola with your merlot? 5 Chinese wine myths debunked

Some Coca-Cola with your merlot? 5 Chinese wine myths debunked

Experts examine some of the myths about drinking in the world's largest red wine market