Sarah O'Meara

Helsinki has worked hard to become attractive to Chinese travellers. In June, the city’s tourism office launched an ambitious project called MyHelsinki – a digital tourist guide that operates through WeChat.

Our beginner’s guide to seeing the peaks in Hunan province from which Avatar, the film by James Cameron, took inspiration for its mountain scenes – a beautiful place well worth a visit, but be prepared for a logistical challenge.

Bathing in hot springs is a centuries-old custom in China but is growing more popular as the Chinese – especially women – get richer and more wellness-savvy. We take a look at the best places to enjoy the experience in style