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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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Spent several hours wandering around in the heat. Basically an old factory converted to art galleries. Some great industrial architecture and an old steam train. Plenty of coffee shops but pricey. Loved it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Hate to be so contrarian. Yes, there are some nice galleries but if you are an art buyer you already know the serious galleries and the artist studios are not here anymore. The White Cube here is NOT the real White Cube I believe they just use the same name. Still it can be fun to go for the western... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Nice and relax place. Stay as long as you can if you are the person who appreciate art and galleries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A graduate student and native Beijinger scoffed that 798 had become commercialized. I appreciated her cynicism. But for a first time visitor who loves modern art, it was fantastic, my favorite outing in Beijing. It was funky, hip, over the edge and, yes, had a a bit of commercialism in it. But so what? The art outweighed the kitsch. And... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This part of Beijing is well worth the visit. Hotels and lobby galleries are fascinating. For those from Sydney and know the White Rabbit gallery would just love this precinct. China has the world's largest population, will soon be the richest economy and China has a need to show its majesty. As Frank Sinatra used to say about New York,... More

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Beijing, China
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The 798 Art Zone is a national treasure. Plan to spend an entire day walking around and looking at all the galleries. There are also good places to have a sandwich. I love to look at what's new, and I have purchased art there at reasonable prices.

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Beijing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

798 art district may not be the easiest place to get to considering it's not a walkable distance from a subway stop, but if your comfortable and confident using the city buses you can get there with ease. Take the subway to line 10 and get off at sanyuanqiao station. Take bus 401 from the bus stop right next to... More

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It was a bit far and had to take metro, rickshaw and buses to get there (taxi could cost north of RMB100, and I had time!), but the trip was worth it. The art there is quite daring sometimes, and some buildings themselves were quite interesting. Make sure to check the blue "Gas Container"

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

What a nice place to get away from the touristy places, the hustle and bustle and the cliche that is Beijing. This expansive area includes trendy restaurants and cafés, galleries and interesting local folks (Chinese Hells Angels on Harley's, not sure if they are affiliated with the ones in the US). There are really interesting, fun, thought-provoking trinkets to buy... More

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baku
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

You must go. Is 10 km more or less from Wangfujing area. you can take a taxi for ess than 10 dollars. The area is huge, you can walk around and see sculptures , art galleries, shops, fashions designers stores. Also you can find cafes, restaurant, bookstore.

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