Visitors look at ice sculptures during a light-up rehearsal ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the ...

China's spectacular ice city opens

Scenes from the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. As China's most famous and popular winter attraction, the festival has drawn a combined 28.5 million visitors in the past two years.

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Eisa drum dance, Okinawa, Japan.

Twenty reasons to visit Okinawa

From cherry blossoms to drum dances and eco tourism, there is much to see and do on the many islands of Okinawa.

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Skiing in Korea

My brilliant Korea

Its little-known ski industry offers plenty of snow, few crowds and many attractions on and off the slopes, writes Susan Bredow.

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The psychedelic tunnel between the Bund and Pudong.

Shanghai, with more tang

Modern art, microbreweries and dancing at dawn, there's a side to Shanghai that might surprise you, writes Guy Wilkinson.

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