Exotic Destinations – Far East

For many, travelling is much more than a mere physical experience, it is an opportunity to sample different cultures, broaden horizons and extend personal knowledge; developing a sense of awareness of the infinite variety of life on our planet. The Far East offers an abundance of exotic destinations which are both physically enticing and spiritually rewarding. If you are seeking something extraordinary; here is our Status selection…

THE FORBIDDEN CITY, CHINA
In the heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City was once the ceremonial heart of the Chinese empire; the symbol of power during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Surrounded by a broad moat, which reflects the stunning array of buildings, which include the Palace of Supreme Harmony, where the emperor was crowned and held court upon the gilded Dragon Throne. The Forbidden City is a vast imperial palace complex and the world’s largest group of persevered wooden structures, containing some superb art works from both dynasties. The Forbidden City remained China’s political centre until the end of the Qing dynasty in 1912, although the imperial court remained in residence until 1924, when China’s new rulers converted it into the Palace Museum...Read More

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