• Ultraviolet - Fifteen years in the making, Ultraviolet opened in May 2012 offering an avant-garde 20-course menu to 10 guests per night from a mysterious building somewhere in Shanghai (guests are escorted from a designated meeting point). This immersive dining experience from French chef Paul Pairet takes shape within a bare bones room with no decor, no ornaments and no views. Instead, 360-degree wall projections, table projections, scent diffusers and a multichannel speaker system set the tone, enhancing diners' experience of flavor through a meticulously controlled atmosphere. Ultraviolet landed at No. 24 on the coveted World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2015, making it even more difficult to get into. Ten seats become available at midnight Shanghai time each night for bookings 90 days in advance.
  • The Lion City

Around 100ft beneath the surface of China's Qiandao Lake sits the thousand-year-old Lion City, which was intentionally flooded by the Chinese government in 1959 to make way for a hydroelectric dam. As you do with ornate national antiquities. The huge settlement recently became accessible to visitors via several dive operators so while most tourists shuttle amongst the weird-themed islands up top (Lock Island is literally a museum of locks), you can swim amongst ancient stonework lions, dragons, and phoenixes down below.

Foxglove - Hong Kong

Disguised as a fancy umbrella shop in the heart of Hong Kong, walking into Foxglove speakeasy is like walking into a vintage first-class airplane. The interior is absolutely stunning, and getting there is only half the fun

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