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798 Art Zone

No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
010-59789798
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Neighborhoods, Shopping
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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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Interesting and diverse art section of Beijing. This may be a little tricky to get to if you don't have a Chinese speaker with you as you'll need a bus or a taxi to get there, neither of which will speak English, but if you can find a way it's a nice change of pace. One negative is the very... More

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Not many city boasts a thriving art district which is converted from old warehouses/war factories/Mao's era planned economy factories to individual art galleries. "798" was a code number for one of the factory zone. From large galleries sponsored by corporates, to private warehouse spaces regularly holding exhibitions, to small galleries owned by influential individuals from Beijing's or even China's thriving... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Art area is awesome place, you can find many exotic and also funny art product there. Unfortunately some toilets are stink. But most of all can make u fun.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I have been there several times and always discovered new things, new small gems and cool artists. For sure there are as well commercial shops but some are quite ok selling special things you will not find that often. On a warm day you can sit outside in a cafe and relax, watch the people and enjoy life before looking... More

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Phatthalung Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I love 798. They turn those old warehouse in to an awesome art zone. From the entrance there are many galleries where you can purchase paintings etc. But as I keep walking I got more and more impressed. The best one should be the sculptures of wolf pack. The sun was setting giving the perfect lighting for phototaking. Don't miss... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lots of interesting artwork can be seen here. The place is massive so it will take some time to walk through. In addition to the galleries, there are also shops and cafe's. Some of the shops can be interesting as the galleries themselves (one shop had guitars along the wall). One thing to be aware of, there appears to be... More

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