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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 267 Shopping in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Galleries, Neighborhoods
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... more » 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. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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186 reviews 186 reviews
11 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A great way to spend a day away from Beijing's hustle and bustle. 798 is a former industrial area that is converted to an Art area full of galleries and quirky little shops selling anything from creative designs to commercial souvenirs. The many street cafes are a great place to sit down and people watch. We visited on a Sunday,... More

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bolton, england
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Like you I read up a lot about this area, the words east German/Berlin style industrial gallery space kept coming up which sounded great. The reality is yes its an old factory space, but every gallery has been renovated so it look like any other gallery anywhere else on the world. Which for me is sad, it's not often you... More

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was a great place to visit for people watching, exploring, shopping and to see local art at its best.

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Beijing, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You need to set aside enough time to wander the lanes of 798. Select which galleries you want to look at as well as the large variety of retail outlets from art work through gadgets, ceramics etc. Worth a visit.

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Cascais, Portugal
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115 reviews 115 reviews
62 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's a bit far from the center, even by underground... But the trip worths it! This zone used to be a factory and is now transformed into an art district: galleries, vintage shops, photo studios, cafés and restaurants...There are shops very interesting and it's a nice place to stroll and stop in some fashion cafés!

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is enjoyable to just walk around this 798 area. This zone used to be a big factory zone copying East Germany concept - you would still be able to see that through the architecture of the building. What I like most is the random arts exhibitions and arts performance that mostly free of charge. Wander around and stopby for... More

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Rome, Italy
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167 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

In the years 798 has declined. Only a few years ago there were a lot more galleries and less....shops. 798 was the place to discover excellent new wave Chinese art and artists with an enormous variety of styles. This is no more, yet, it's worth going as there is always a chance to find something unusual. Great place to take... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's like Universal Studios, where in you can take a creative pictures from different art work of Chinese. The place was so amazing you felt like you're in a different time zone.

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Pleasantville, NY
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264 reviews 264 reviews
4 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

798 is a collection of disused military component factories built in the 1950s and gradually revitalized by Beijing's contemporary artists and designers from the 1980s onwards. It's a maze of narrow streets and low-level industrial buildings housing galleries, craft shops and cafes. The gentrification of the area is well-established and there are now a few not-so-interesting shops selling junk to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a must-visit destination for anyone who are interested in fine arts, installation, museums, or cool cafe in general! It is a bit too big to visit everything within one day, so do space out some more time if you wanna have a good in-depth visit here.

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