Autumn brings respite from the relentless humidity that smothers the city for most of the year, making it the perfect time to pitch a tent by the sea.
The isolated Huizhou region, 400km southwest of Shanghai, is the perfect place to explore remote villages and hike on ancient routes through terraced fields of rapeseed and tea.
Until 10 November, visitors can look down on 16 giant portraits pasted high above one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, part of a global project by award-winning French artist JR.
A new guidebook takes a different slant on the multi-dimensional city, where malls, parks, tunnels, escalators, roof gardens and more come together in sprawling tiered patterns.
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