Head to the Beijing International Art Exposition
Date of event: 16th - 20th August 2012
Many people say that Beijing is the best place to go if you want to experience the "real China".
Although it has its fair share of state-of-the-art architecture and modern hotels, the metropolis has managed to keep its traditional roots.
This juxtaposition between old and new is also evident in the city's art scene and there is no bigger event than the Beijing International Art Exposition.
The 15th instalment of the prestigious occasion will go ahead between 16th and 20th August and some of the world's most renowned artists will be in attendance.
Nearly three million people scoured the multitude of exhibits at the Beijing World Trade Centre last year and organizers will be hoping for another bumper crowd for this year's festival of art.
If your luxury vacation in China does not coincide with the event, there are still plenty of fantastic museums and galleries throughout Beijing that are open all year round.