As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.
A new Bulgari Hotel opens in Beijing. The 119 rooms and suites will be complemented by a 16,000-square-foot spa with an 82-foot pool.
Beijing has a complex relationship with its past. (The city has been known as "Beijing" since 1403, the time of the third Ming emperor, but the first city on the site, Ji, dates to the 11th century B.C.)
I planned my recent trip to China to revisit the country's principal cities and cultural highlights, as well as to experience its new generation of upscale hotels and resorts.
This week's featured auction is a three-night stay at Beijing's remarkable Opposite House (a retail value of $1,540) for a starting bid of $508.
This week's featured Harper Auction is a four night stay in Beijing's Opposite House, a $1,920 value currently offered for $670.