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Rubbing Making Experience at Beilin Museum
Beilin Museum was originally a Confucian Temple in 14th century, and today it houses an outstanding library of stone stele which span a period of over 1,000 years. Followed by a lesson conducted by the master, guests will untilize the ancient stone steles to make their own rubbings. Stone steles are inscribed with Chinese calligraphy writing, and the outcome will be put into envelopes and presented as a gift.
Countryside Experience at Huxian
Huxian County, located 40 kilometers southwest from the downtown Xi'an, is one of the rare destinations still preserving the peasant cultures. Followed by a traditional countryside welcome performance (characterized by gongs and drums and folk dance), the master will show guests around his village, demonstrate his artistic talent and share his life story during the Cultural Revolution.
Shaanxi Opera Experience
Guests may have already had an experience with the Peking Opera, but Shaanxi Opera will surely provide them another angle to view China's performance art. Characterized by "the loving suggestiveness of the genre", this stream of opera was once banned from "being performed in the Capital" during the Qing Dynasty. However, it was widely spread in other regions; and later inspired Tan Dun's modern opera "First Emperor". Guests will have the privilege to visit the private studio of the Shaanxi Opera Master. Followed by a lecture, guests will wear the colourful makeup and dress as an opera singer. Practice a few movements with the master and become a Opera Star for a moment!
Travel like the characters from this summers blockbuster hit 'Crazy Rich Asians' in Singapore
The beautiful country of Singapore emerges as a popular destination after the blockbuster 'Crazy Rich Asians' made a hit in the summer.
Inspired by the movie’s glamorous settings at various filming spots, A&K has tailor-made a four day itinerary to visit to the Ann Siang Hill, where the rich mother-in-law strolls through the gorgeous street full of old and colorful houses, Super Trees that light up different colours in the Garden by the Bay, a foodie tour to the Newton Centre for local street foods, and the peaceful island of Sentosa populated with luxury resorts.
Fodor Highlights The Silk Road on its Go List
The Fodor Go List highlights China's remarkable "Silk Road" as one of its recommended tours this year.
Following in the footsteps of Marco Polo, the journey travels the ancient caravan routes where goods were exchanged and civilizations met in centuries past. Travellers can marvel at the stunning Terracotta Warriors, explore the Gobi Desert on a camel safari, view the exquisite Buddhist murals and statues in the Mogao Grottoes near Dunhuang, learn about China's 5,000 year old mummies in Urumqi, delight at the horsemanship of Kazakh nomads, and experience the breath-taking mountain scenery along the Karakorum Highway which literally crosses, "the Roof of the World".
Victoria Harbour - A View from the Top of the HK Observation Wheel
Newly christened along Hong Kong's world famous waterfront is the latest craze in world tourism; the Observation Wheel. With 42 air-conditioned capsules (each holding 8-10 passengers) and standing at 60 metres high, this new attraction affords visitors a fun alternative to touring. Take in the panorama of Hong Kong today, from the glittering office and retail towers to the traditional market areas.
Rosewood Hotel, Beijing now open
Rosewood Hotels recently added the newest jewel in their international hotel crown with the 2014 opening of their Beijing property. Setting a new standard in luxury accommodation in Beijing the hotel features beautiful amenities, sophisticated suites that meld urban and residential design, state of the art facilities, and exquisite Asian and international dining outlets. The Rosewood Beijing is a striking realization of what is best in today's hotels.
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