First visit to China - which cities to visit?
I am a architectural/street photographer currently traveling through Asia.
In about a month I will be heading to HK to get a Chinese Visa, then on to China for about 2 months. I had planned on spending a few weeks in Shanghai and then Beijing.
Now I'm wondering if Shanghai is really my best choice. I don't care about the usual tourist stuff like luxury shopping or colonial architecture. I'm wanting to photograph the gritty, industrial China. I do of course want the great modern skyscrapers but also the interesting street life, factories etc.
Would I be better off in places like Guangzhou or Shenzhen?