Lhasa and Moganshan Are Two of 45 Places to Go in 2012

Updated: January 15, 2012 | Clicks: 1628

The Sunday New York Times (January 8, 2012) included Lhasa in Tibet and Moganshan in Hangzhou City in the six-page feature in recent travel section: "The 45 Places to Go in 2012".

Let’s have a look what New York Times said about these two items: Lhasa, Tibet (Number 9) and Moganshan, Hangzhou City (Number 18).

9. Lhasa, Tibet

New luxury hotels bring respite — and controversy.
Tibet’s holy capital is in the throes of a luxury-hotel boom. In Lhasa, this is news: not only is operating an upscale hotel at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level no small feat, but real-estate developments here are, almost by default, also culturally loaded. ”

18. Moganshan, China

Luxury in the former mountain hideaway of Shanghai gangsters.
For much of the early 20th century, Moganshan, a bamboo-covered mountain about three hours from Shanghai, served as a tranquil retreat for the elite. Wealthy foreigners took up residence on the mountain first, building stone villas and tennis courts. Then came the Chinese power brokers, including the Shanghai mob boss Du Yuesheng and the Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek, who honeymooned here in 1927. “

You can check out the original article by visiting: http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/travel/45-places-to-go-in-2012.html?pagewanted=1&ref=general&src=me.

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