Fah Thai Magazine March/April 2018 - Infight Magazine of Bangkok Airways

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HAPPENINGS

CHINA

CHENGDU / CHONGQING / GUANGZHOU

A STROLL IN DONGSHANKOU

Dongshankou in Guangzhou is best visited on foot or by bike. Take

a leisurely walk along the tree-lined streets radiating out from the

Dongshankou metro station, and duck into the many historic buildings

turned art galleries. Kui Yuan Art Gallery in the 1922 building is an

excellent place to savour art from Chinese and international artists, or

explore the quiet streets to discover smaller galleries like Art 11. You

may catch a traditional guzheng (Chinese zither) performance or a tea

ceremony demonstration. Those looking for a more guided itinerary

can join Cycle Canton bike tour complete with guides well versed in

local history. cyclecanton.com

A CLIMB TO QINGCHENG MOUNTAIN

Qingcheng Mountain is an oasis of verdant green with historic sites nestled

among its trees and winding streams. One of China’s most significant Taoist

mountains, it is home to Jianfu Palace which was constructed in the Tang

Dynasty (618-907 CE) and Tianshi Cave, a major temple that houses a Sui

Dynasty (581-618 CE) stone statue of Master Zhang Daoling. The mountain

is a two-hour drive from Chengdu, or from the Chengdu Railway Station, take

the bullet train to Qingchengshan and connect to the number 101 bus.

SPOTLIGHT

Chongqing’s Red Fortress

Shibaozhai Pagoda, or

“Stone Treasure Fortress”

in English, is considered

an architectural wonder

of the Qing Dynasty

(1644-1912) as it was

constructed without nails.

Built into a steep, craggy

hill, the Pagoda’s twelve

stories overlook the

Yangzte River in Zhong

County, Chongqing.

One of China’s largest

wooden temples, the

Pagoda’s red pavilion is

accessible via a wooden

bridge and a yellow

entrance gate adorned

with dragons and lions.

Shibaozhai Pagoda can be

reached via cruise boats

along the Yangzte River,

stopping at the Pagoda

for two to three hours.

Another outstanding

presence is that of the

Pavilion, whose vivid

red colour provides a

striking contract to the

surrounding greenery,

and its surprising

shape that’s similar

to a pyramid.

yangtze-river-cruises.com

FRENCH-FUELLED

With two floors, a stylish bar, and rooftop lounge, Fuel invites guests to

enjoy French bistro cuisine and drinks overlooking the dramatic Guangzhou

skyline across the Pearl River. Chefs Greg Louraichi and Steven Chen have

just launched a new menu and highlights include “Alaska king crab in jelly with

Kaluga caviar, avocado foam, and saffron aioli” to start; “pigeon with daikon,

pumpkin, fig, chutney, and fresh fig” for a main; and an irresistible “chocolate

bomb with chocolate biscuit, black spicy chocolate, vanilla cream brulée,

coconut, and Bailey’s sauce” to end. Yuexi Road 118 Pearl River Pazhou

District B, 4-5, greglouraichi.com, T: +86 592 531 6600

SIMULTANEOUS EIDOS IN GUANGZHOU

The Guangdong Museum of Art’s 2017 Triennial explores the way modern

technology is expanding the definition of what constitutes photography. The

exhibition argues for a flexible concept of photography that draws on dynamic

uses of traditional and modern art, physical and non-physical space, and multidimensional

images that interact with the museum’s setting in old Canton and

the modern Pearl River Delta. Catch this free exhibit Tuesday through Sunday.

38 Yanyu Lu, Ersha Island, Yuexiu District, guangzhouimagetriennial.org

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