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798 Art Zone

No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
010-59789798
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Ranked #1 of 266 Shopping in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 1,024 Reviews
Type: Art Galleries, Neighborhoods, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: This bustling area is a hub for contemporary Chinese art with a wide...
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Type: Art Galleries, Neighborhoods, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This bustling area is a hub for contemporary Chinese art with a wide array of different styles. This old factory compound has been perfectly converted to house numerous galleries and bookshops & cafes.
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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Just stroll in this very lovely place,spend an afternoon ,and you will have a sense of calm.Very beautiful place,young Chinese start to come here in late afternoon.There are many galleries,but all the environment is very peaceful.For me an steam-art exhibition in the tanks was very interesting.There are also many interesting statures everywhere.I highly advice a short rest in one of... More 

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Hong Kong
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

the good: they turned an old factory into an art-zone with all kinds of exhibitions, shows etc. The area is terriffic, nicely rebuild; most of the famous emerging chinese artists can be found here; the bad: it's not easy to reach; over the years it has less to do with "art" and became more of a hipster-hangout, there are more... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Whilst initially did not have much interest in attending once there I was blown away with some of the talent. Art is personal so you are either going to love it or hate. There was enough of a mix of things to appeal to all. Everything from traditional paintings to artisan clothing and chocolates. Well worth the stop

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Artistic place where there are souvenir shops, museums etc. I went for about 3 hrs but still didn't manage to cover the whole area. It's too huge. Travelers can also look for an old train station there for photo-taking.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A great place to find new and interesting art in Beijing as well as a choice of wonderful Chinese/Western restaurants. The place is also very lively at night.

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I spent a great afternoon visiting 798 - made me wish I had spent the whole day there! I am not sure why it is classified as "shopping" here on Tripadvisor: sure there are several little shops in the area (and I suppose art galleries actually sell art), but it would probably fit better in the "attractions"/"things to do" category.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a somewhat different rose octave of Beijing and well worth the visit if you are interested in the creative arts. We spent the afternoon wa seeing around and looking at all the different art exhibitions and galleries. Thee are heaps of little coffee shops around to have a break and enjoy the views. Treat yourself and visit this... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

this was a great experience. lots of trendy shops and galleries, art workshops open to the public, coffee houses, restaurants, theater. I've been to Beijing a few times and didn't even know about this place. it will definitely be on my list of things to do every time I'm back. it's got that SoHo/East West/Village NYC vibe, but before those... More 

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france
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My friends took me there and it was a pleasant afternoon, a nice break from busy Beijing. Strangely the place, very well-known, is very calm. One can sense that this place was previously 'edgy', but has turned more into a touristic place. Even with this feeling, it is a place of discovery and nice artefacts can be found.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've come through the Art Zone many times, just passing through, or spending a few hours sightseeing, or getting something to eat or drink. Worth noting that almost all the galleries and exhibits are of Chinese Contemporary art. In many ways, Chinese Contemporary art to me is as equally incomprehensible as western art, so there's not a lot that would... More 

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