ASIA

During your cruise to Asia, you’ll walk in the footsteps of emperors as you explore the palaces and temples they commissioned, and marvel at engineering feats from grand canals to immense...

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Vietnam's Halong Bay and its almost 2,000 islands were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 giving an official stamp of recognition to a natural wonder that has captivated painters and poets for centuries. Halong City is a convenient base before setting out for places like Cat Ba Island and smaller islets with underground caves and diverse wildlife. Some travelers come here for active days filled with kayaking, caving and islet-hopping but you can also sit back and simply admire the stunning setting. As you sail along, you may feel like you are floating through a traditional Vietnamese painting.

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Hong Kong, China

Among the world's most glamorous and cosmopolitan cities, Hong Kong sits on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River estuary of the South China Sea. It comprises Hong Kong Island, where the Central Business District and most affluent areas and attractions are, and, on the mainland, Kowloon and the New Territories. Hong Kong is a regional and global hub for banking, shipping, fashion and food, boasting more than 60 Michelin-starred restaurants. Its five-star hotels are among the most elegant to be found anywhere; many are set in the towering skyscrapers that carpet Hong Kong Island's steep slopes and light up its skyline so beautifully.

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Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand

Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia never to have been colonized by a European power. Its capital, Bangkok, reflects the country's unique status. It has embraced modernity on its own terms. Buddhist temples and gilded palaces coexist with the bustle of one of Asia's major metropolises. The contrast between the golden glow of sunrise along the Chao Phraya River and the neon lights of downtown can feel intoxicating. There are few places where you can spend the morning visiting a centuries-old stupa, have lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant and then shop for exquisite silk garments.
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Shanghai, China

Shanghai is one of Asia’s most dynamic cities, and one of juxtapositions. It’s divided in two by the Huangpu River—to the west is Puxi and to the east Pudong. Puxi is the city’s downtown and its historic center; it’s here that much of the shopping, dining and nightlife is concentrated. Shanghai has more than 30,000 restaurants, from humble soup dumpling spots to formal affairs helmed by Michelin-starred chefs. Its museums, particularly the Shanghai Museum with its 120,000-strong collection of antiquities, are equally impressive. Pudong is where the city’s major skyscrapers stand, among them the Jin Mao and Oriental Pearl towers.

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Singapore

City-states are rare in the present day—and none are quite like Singapore. In the 20th century, the Southeast Asian nation hurtled itself into the modern world, and it continues to expand its state-of-the-art transportation system and build its edgy skyline. Yet Singapore's urban plan wisely maintained its intimate neighborhoods, many with streets lined with colorful shophouses (a type of building unique to parts of Asia, with businesses located on their ground floors and residences above). Add the city’s mix of ethnic groups—mainly Malays, Chinese and Indians—and you get a vibrant cultural scene that attracts a cosmopolitan, international community.

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Xingang (Beijing), China

When it comes to culture and history, few cities compete with Beijing, located to the northeast of the port of Xingang. Its Forbidden City is unparalleled: The massive complex is home to the Palace Museum with nearly 1 million Chinese antiquities. At the Summer Palace, you can stroll covered walkways that were stormed during the second Opium War and the Boxer Rebellion. At the Temple of Heaven you will witness locals making offerings and, in the surrounding park, practicing tai chi and flying kites. The Great Wall is a true wonder of the world stretching for a whopping 21,000 kilometers (over 13,000 miles).

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