If you happen to be in the Chinese capital any time soon, do stop by the 798 Art District, arguably the coolest space in Beijing, brimming with art galleries, artists’ studios, design companies, restaurants and bars. A former industrial complex with factories from the Mao era, the area has a unique and hip vibe and makes for an interesting half-day trip. Top sights around the district are 798 Space, Originality Square and Fodder Factory.