Earlier this week, The New York Times posted “The 45 Places to Go in 2012.” Everyone at AsiaTravel was excited to see that Lhasa, Tibet (#9) and Moganshan, a village outside of Shanghai (#18), made the list!
Even if you have not yet traveled to Lhasa (which you should), mental images of dramatic Himalayan peaks, devout Buddhist worshipers and piercing blue skies immediately spring to mind. If you have traveled to this wild part of the world, I am sure you can remember your first savory bite of a yak dumpling, known in Tibetan as momo. Yum.
Tibetans Kora around Jokang Temple, Lhasa
In recent years, large luxury hotel players such as St. Regis Lhasa have entered the Tibetan landscape and the InterContinental Resort Lhasa Paradise and the 284-room Shangri-La are set to follow in 2013. We will make sure to keep you posted on who has the best breakfast…
Those less familiar with China may scrunch up their eyebrows and say, “Moganshan? What’s that like?”
Exterior Villa – The Resa Mansion
Naked Stables in Moganshan, three hours away from Shanghai
A quick three hour zip out of Shanghai, Monganshan is a fantastic getaway from city living. For guests who are already in the area, we often suggest including a restorative and romantic stay in Moganshan– especially while on AsiaTravel’s Chinese Classical Gardens, a trip that winds through Suzhou, Wuzhen and other beautiful water towns along the Grand Canal.
Whether your 2012 travel plans include Lhasa or Moganshan, you cannot go wrong!
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Photo credit: (2nd) myALN, (3rd) Naked Stables