The 50 Things You Must Do in Asia

By Hanya Yanagihara - 2013-07-23T16:27:10Z

Photograph by Islemount Images/Alamy

Company Symbol % Change
40 of 51

Discover Shanghai's Contemporary Art Scene: China

The Chinese contemporary art scene is the country's most-buzzed-about export since silk itself. The Moganshan Lu gallery district has the highest concentration of galleries and makes for a fascinating afternoon looking at the fruits of a very young, booming market. But beware: While real, lasting talent has emerged from China's contemporary scene, there are scads of the merely trendy, the not-very-inspired, the ephemeral, and the downright bad (as there are in any contemporary art scene).

More From Condé Nast Traveler:

The Best New Restaurants of 2013

Beautiful Hidden Beaches Around the World

Precariously Perched Hotels