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Address: No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
Phone Number: 010-59789798
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This bustling area is a hub for contemporary Chinese art with a wide array...
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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Art and quirk and history in Beijing

798 is a typically gentrified former factory district. Initially it had workshops and poor artists but now it is fairly touristy (although I saw few Westerners). It is huge, maybe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

798 is a typically gentrified former factory district. Initially it had workshops and poor artists but now it is fairly touristy (although I saw few Westerners). It is huge, maybe 10 x 20 blocks. In one day, I saw about one third. There is everything from sculptures to paintings to weird things and performance art. I am not an expert... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

A lot has changed in five years. This district used to be old buildings with a few artists studios, and not much else. In 2015 its really booming, with restaurants, shops mixed with small studios, and larger spaces. I would say you must go as an add on to the usual places of historic interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This place is overwhelming, there is always something interesting taking place i visited this place many times, never saw the same thing twice, for instance there was a photo-shoot in the middle of the street, bottom line you will always be entertained by the atmosphere :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

It felt as though artists tried very hard to be artists. Not that impressive, though I'm not a fully fledged art critic! Some ideas appeared over stated for the sake of art? Worth a browse.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I've been traveling through China for over a week, to a few different major cities, and had been longing to find an area with authentic local creative arts. Most "art districts" in other cities had cheesy shops selling the same touristy junk you could find anywhere. 798 Art Zone was the first authentically hip, local, artsy scene I found during... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great neighbourhood to wander and view the art, shops in the area. The teenagers we were with were bored, but this could be because they had run out of money to buy anything. Plenty of cafes to sit and have a drink or food. Two hours is enough time to view this area.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We hit this almost as an afterthought after visiting the Summer Palace, and it was an absolute blast. Super interesting - galleries and public art and interesting things to see everywhere you look, I could have spent two days there to see everything. Coffee and cafes aplenty as well. Block out some time and get over here - one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

An interesting and well-reutilized former factory area where artisans display work and shops. Very touristy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

to be honest it was a waste of time. if youre not in to modern art galleries then just skip it. its a long drive for nothing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have gone here several times to spend a pleasant Beijing day. There are lots of restaurants and shops, nice art galleries and art installations. It makes a good change of pace for tourists tired of more ancient Chinese attractions.

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