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Based in Beijing, the one-of-a-kind headgear designer has been invited by InterContinental Hotels to produce eight striking hats.

Each of them is inspired by the history and cultural heritage of one of the hotel company’s destination cities across Greater China: Chengdu, Beijing, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Jiuzhaigou and Suzhou.

Panda hat


This hat's design was inspired by the giant panda, one of China’s most recognizable symbols in Wolong National Natural Reserve (四川卧龙国家级自然保护区). As one of China’s earliest and largest natural reserves, Wolong is a three-hour drive from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province.
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Jiuzhaigou hat


The hat's design was inspired by the flowing water, lakes and fauna in the nature reserve and national park of Jiuzhaigou (九寨沟). One of the most popular travel destinations in China, Jiuzhaigou is named for its nine Tibetan “zhai” (villages) in the region and is 400 kilometers north of Chengdu city.
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Shenzhen hat


This hat's design was inspired by the black-faced spoonbill. The endangered species is only found in Asia, and can be seen along Shenzhen’s seashore in winter.
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Hong Kong hat


The hat's design was inspired by the common tiger butterfly found at Hong Kong Wetland Park, which serves as a conservation, education and tourism facility near Yuen Long.
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Suzhou hat


This hat's design was inspired by pingtan, a traditional theater form of artistic story-telling. Pingtan artists sit on the stage narrating various stories, accompanied by two Chinese traditional string instruments, pipa (which the hat represents) and the sanxian. This classic opera originated in Suzhou, a laid-back second-tier city famous for its gardens and waterways, and is performed in Suzhou dialect.
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Beijing hat

This hat is inspired by Peking Opera, a form of traditional Chinese theater with a combination of music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics. Although it is named after the country’s capital, the art form is facing declining audience numbers.
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Zhaozhou hat


This hat is inspired by Zhaozhou Bridge (赵州桥) in Hebei Province, the world’s largest and oldest stone-arched bridge dating from the seventh century AD. Located in northeast China, the province is home to many age-old attractions, such as the ancient temples carved in natural stone on Cangyan Mountains (苍岩山) shown in the picture.
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