The China Guide Recommends Modern Art or Summer Travels in Beijing

Jun 15, 2010, 09:50 ET from The China Guide

BEIJING, June 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The China Guide's ( 2010 summer recommendation for travelers is the 798 Modern Art District. This area, set among a re-designed industrial park, has become a trendy area for local and international artists with numerous galleries, boutique shops and unique cafes and restaurants. The 798 Art District is outdoors with a unique backdrop of historic industrial buildings, making for a perfect summer stroll and great addition to the usual Beijing sights.

Artists and gallery owners work in the redesigned factory buildings which enhance the artistic atmosphere of the area. Visitors will not only find some unique art work but also some great opportunities for rare photographs.

"A visit to the 798 art district gives travelers and art lovers an opportunity to experience the Chinese modern art scene, which has only come to light in the last few years," says Peter Danford, owner of The China Guide. "We have made this our summer 2010 recommendation because it's one of the centers of development for the rapidly changing Chinese modern art scene.  Its kind of history in the making, plus a very pleasant area to stroll through."

798 has become the creative center for Beijing's contemporary art scene, even attracting large international brands. Every year an art festival is held in 798 which showcase Beijing's modern culture of design, performance art and music. The 798 art community is open every day and is best visited in the afternoon. The China Guide offers full day Alternative Beijing Tours which include a visit to 798.

The China Guide

The China Guide,, is a Beijing based travel agency, American owned and operated. Specializing in western-style service and quality with hassle free web bookings, they work with clients to customize tours that match their travel style. Operating only in China, they have up to date knowledge and offer exciting experiences for travelers including their famous Sleep on the Great Wall tour. The China Guide avoids the common factory shopping stops that are not reflective of the true China.

SOURCE The China Guide