Shuhe Ancient Town offers a relaxing diversion from bustling Lijiang, writes Winnie Chung.
Encounters Spring 2013
From the blue waters of the Maldives to the natural bounties of Mozambique, SCMP's regional travel magazine, Encounters, takes readers on rich journeys that are up-close and personal.
Recapture a forgotten era of opulence while journeying on the Eastern & Oriental Express, Asia's most exclusive train.
Some of the best food in Dublin is found at the iconic Guinness Storehouse at St James' Gate.
Hiking in Indonesia's mountain forests builds an appetite for enticing local delicacies, writes Razlan Manjaji.
Fertile lands of central Italy are famous for seasonal flavours and the simplicity of its cuisine, while boasting the cultural and historic treasures of the Western world, writes Debbie Oakes.
The city's façade is spectacular enough, but an enticing itinerary reveals another world beyond the obvious, writes Lee Cobaj.
With a wide selection of luxury retreats and private islands spread across the world, locations with that extra je ne sais quoi frequented by the upper echelons of society can be harder to find...