Encounter the essence of China in all its wonderful diversity—climb the Great Wall and stare down the Terracotta Warriors before heading down south on this 3-week tour of China's cultural and natural highlights.
Culture junkies rejoice: arts scenes are no longer a pipedream in this Temple of Mammon. For a complete list of museums, arts and cultural events, pick up a copy of the bi-monthly Life Art Map, available at museums. The city's cultural ambition is obvious, especially in the Overseas Chinese Town, 15km west of Shenzhen City. The OCT-LOFT Art Terminal is an ambitious project intended to attract artists to gather and explore, discuss and consume. This excellent museum complex exhibits works of international and local contempor-ary Chinese artists. Some communist-era warehouses have been converted into artists' studios, hip cafes and bars.