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China Tries To Create Its Own Las Vegas On Hanain

China Tries To Create Its Own Las Vegas On Hanain March 31, 2010 | China, Travel News | Read More
According to a recent New York Times profile, an end-of-the-year memorandum from the Chinese cabinet has set off a real estate boom on Hainan Island just south of the Chinese mainland.  In the memo, Hainan was designated a “test case” in developing an “internationally competitive tourist destination.” ...

Video: Little People Theme Park In China Sparks Controversy

Video: Little People Theme Park In China Sparks Controversy March 30, 2010 | China, Travel News | Read More
Last September, the Kingdom of the Little People theme park opened in Kunming in southern China.  The park currently employs over 100 little people, all between 18 and 48 years old and no taller than 4 feet 3 inches.  For an admission fee of about $12, tourists can see the little employees perform...

Shanghai: A City of Romance and Proposal Paradise

Shanghai: A City of Romance and Proposal Paradise February 10, 2010 | Romantic, Shanghai | Read More
For the passionately romantic traveler hoping to take his or her lover on the date of a lifetime, there is no more romantic and exotic place than Shanghai. The city itself is divided in half by a slow moving river, with both banks reaching towards each other forever in requited romance. Often overlooked...

Hong Kong: In Search of Dim Sum

Hong Kong: In Search of Dim Sum January 18, 2010 | Food Lovers, Hong Kong | Read More
If you have 24 hours in Hong Kong, the city has much to offer: shopping, stunning views from Victoria Harbor, and many museums, for starters.  I recently had a day-long layover in Hong Kong and I had but one mission: dim sum. I asked at my cheap hotel if they could recommend any good dim sum in the...

Budget Beijing: 5 Tips to Make Your Money Last

Budget Beijing: 5 Tips to Make Your Money Last November 11, 2009 | Beijing, Budget | Read More
Beijing is now seen as a luxury destination, with all the ‘bling’ of its urban and social renewal created for the Olympics. However, the old-world charm and budget fun is still there – you just need to know where to look. Here are five reasons why Beijing is great for a budget holiday full...

Urban Escapes: Shanghai – A City Split in Two

Urban Escapes: Shanghai – A City Split in Two May 26, 2009 | Culture/History, Shanghai | Read More
Whether you are seeking a fast-paced voyage of flashing lights and techno tunes or a leisurely, local-style escape, Shanghai is the city for you. The dichotomy between modernity and antiquity is the most obvious in Shanghai, where the government has launched a bid to clean up the city in preparation...

Photo Friday: Twilight Stroll

Photo Friday: Twilight Stroll March 13, 2009 | Photo Friday, Shanghai | Read More
In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? Bonus points for knowing the name of the street! UPDATE 3/16: The photo was taken in Shanghai, and depicts Nanjing Road. Lauren, NileGuide’s Shanghai local expert says strolling down Nanjing Road is a Shanghai must-see full of charm and “the...
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