Top Choice Cultural in Nánjīng

Nánjīng International Plum Blossom Festival

Held yearly from the last Saturday of February to early March, this festival takes place on Plum Blossom Hill near the Míng Xiàolíng Tomb when the mountain explodes into pink and white blossoms. It's a gorgeous sigh…
Top Choice Beer in Qīngdǎo

International Beer Festival

The city’s premier party draws more than three million tipplers every August. It's not just Tsingtao on the menu, so expect a galaxy of international and domestic brands.
Sports in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races

For several days round the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, as has been the custom for hundreds of years, dragon-boaters race in waterways all over Hong Kong. It's also around this time that the government-hosted…
Art in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Art Basel Hong Kong

The Hong Kong edition of the world's premier art fair is a mega event where hundreds of galleries, thousands of artists, as well as art collectors from all over the world flock to Hong Kong for five days of buying, …
Film in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Film Festival

One of Asia's top film festivals, the 40-year-old HKIFF screens the latest art-house and award-winning movies from around the world for two to three weeks straddling the Easter holidays. Those who missed the festiva…
Ice Sculpture in Harbin

Harbin Ice & Snow Festival

Every winter, from December to February (officially the festival opens 5 January), Zhāolín Park and Sun Island Park become home to extraordinarily detailed, imaginative and downright wacky snow and ice sculptures. T…
Food & Drink in Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Taking place over four days in late April or early May, Cheung Chau's annual Bun Festival is one of Hong Kong's most unique cultural experiences. Honouring the Taoist god Pak Tai, the festival involves days of parad…
Religious in Darchen & Mt Kailash

Saga Dawa

The festival of Saga Dawa marks the enlightenment of Sakyamuni, and occurs on the full-moon day of the fourth Tibetan month. In the Kailash region the highlight is the raising of the Tarboche prayer pole in the morn…
Cultural in Macau

Feast of the Drunken Dragon

One of Macau's most unique festivals, on the evening of the eighth day of the fourth month of the lunar calendar (in May or June), local fishmongers and fishermen perform drunken dances with a wooden dragon and para…
Religious in Lhasa

Saga Dawa

The 15th day (full moon) of the fourth lunar month (May/June) sees huge numbers of pilgrims walking and prostrating along the Lingkhor and Barkhor pilgrim circuits. Follow the locals’ cue and change ¥10 into a fat w…