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Bandar Seri Begawan

Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB), the capital of Brunei, is located at the northern tip of western Brunei and is the main tourist destination in the country…

Beijing

Beijing, the capital of China, lies in the north of the North China Plain. Founded some 3,000 years ago, it has had a long history of eminence and…

Changsha

Sprawling on a plain on the lower reaches of the River Xiang, Changsha is the capital of Hunan province. This 2,000-year-old city…

Chengdu

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, was founded some 2,000 years ago and has been a political, economic, cultural and military…

Chongqing

Chongqing, in the eastern part of southwest China lies on the upper reaches of the Yangzi River. The fierce summer heat has won it the reputation of being…

Dalian

Dalian, at the southern tip of the Liaodong peninsula, is known as the gateway to Beijing and Tianjin. Dalian and the Shandong peninsula…

Dhaka

Founded in the 7th Century, Dhaka has grown rapidly into the bustling metropolis it is today since 1972, when it was made the capital of Bangladesh…

Fuzhou

Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province, lies on the southeast coastline of China. After the Opium Wars in the 19th Century, Fuzhou…

Guangzhou

At the foot of the White Cloud Mountain on the fertile Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou (also known as the “City of the Five Rams”, “City of Rams” and “City of Flowers”)…

Guilin

Guilin has a rich historical heritage. One of the three prefectures (Nanhai, Guilin, Xiang) established in the south by the First Emperor of Qin…

Haikou

Haikou, lying at the northern tip of Hainan, was formerly a small border town but has developed into a thriving destination for commercial travellers…

Hangzhou

Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang, lies on the north bank of the lower reaches of the Qiantang River, at the southern end of the Grand Canal…

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung, a natural port formerly known as “takao”, is in south-western Taiwan. A gateway to the South Pacific region, Kaohsiung…

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. During the Second World War, it was heavily bombarded and almost burned down to the ground…

Kunming

Kunming, in southwest China, is the provincial capital of Yunnan. It is a political, economic…

Nanjing

Nanjing, on the lower reaches of the Yangzi River, is the capital of Jiangsu province and a city of great historical interest…

Ningbo

Ningbo marks the beginning of ancient marine Silk Road and was an important trading port for many dynasties. In the 19th century…

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, lies at the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers. Having emerged from 40 years of social…

Phuket

Phuket, the biggest island in Thailand, is still totally free from industrial pollution. The small hills on the island are covered in lush verdure…

Qingdao

Situated in the southern Shandong Peninsula, Qingdao sprawls on an area of undulating hills along the coastline. It is surrounded by sea on three sides…

Sanya

Sanya, at the southern tip of Hainan, first appeared on China’s map over 1,000 years ago and is currently inhabited by a great number of ethnic minority groups…

Shanghai

Shanghai lies midway on China’s eastern coastline where the Yangzi River joins the sea. Prior to the Second World War, many foreign powers…

Taipei

Taipei is located in the north of Taiwan at the confluence of three rivers with a long stretch of undulating hills and woodland to the southeast…

Tianjin

Tianjin is often abbreviated to “Jin”, meaning that it is the place where the emperor used to make his crossing. It is also known as Jingu and Jinmen…

Tokyo

Tokyo, founded in 1457, was known as Edo until 1868, when it was made the capital of Japan and adopted its current name. Its melange of modernity…

Wuhan

Wuhan is the collective name for three settlements, Wuchang, Haikou and Hanyang, which are separated by the Yangzi and Han Rivers. The city is therefore dotted…

Xiamen

Situated in southwestern Fujian, Xiamen is the second largest city in the province and one of the four earliest developed Special Economic Zones…

Xian

Previously known as Chang’an, Xi’an is located in central Shaanxi, at a river valley along the Yellow River. It was an ancient capital city…