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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
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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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798 Art Zone-converted munitions factory

My wife's friend Hunny drove down to the underground Jiantai and dropped Ling off and then Hunny found his way to 798 by a satnav app on his mobile, only about 10 minute drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Folkestone, United Kingdom

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i have been really disappointed by 798, this is more a place were families go for a walk on sunday than an art district like the Shanghai M50 for example. difficult to find good galleries

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Yantai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good thing about this place was they converted and closed down factory into an art zone. When we went there, no exhibition was on so it was kind of in a low profile state with very less art sculptures around. There is no entrance tickets and you are free to roam around.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife's friend Hunny drove down to the underground Jiantai and dropped Ling off and then Hunny found his way to 798 by a satnav app on his mobile, only about 10 minute drive away from the Tangram hotel.. He hadn’t been here before, although he’d been a tour guide in Beijing for a couple of years, but I'd been... More 

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Thank David C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

798 is kind of an alternative must see for visitors to Beijing who have more than the standard 3 or 4 days visit. Or if you're just not into Ming Tombs but like sculpture art, then 788 is more you. It's more structural art than strictly oil painting art villages you find in other parts of China. And any review... More 

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Thank Ham M
beijing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a number of times and it is an interesting place to spend half a day or so. Most cafes and restaurants open at 9am, most galleries open around 10am. I suggest get there on the early side to avoid crowds. Likewise, the crowds disappate around 6pm and most shops are closed by 9pm. Biggest tip, push to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

on a hot day i went solo around a local market and saw some crazy chinese food and even dog before deciding i didn't want to see dirty real china but immerse myself in modern up and coming china, the 798 art zone. its a big place, lots of buildings, some of them are maze like, with modern loud pop... More 

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Thank Bai W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The is about 45mins by taxi from the centre of Beijing (Tiananmen) most taxi drivers know it at 798. This was an old industrial area (German i think) which has been turned into a arts district. There is 5 or 6 cafes, traditional arts and more modern art. There is no cost to enter and you can spend around 1/2... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Between two subway stops, this area is a bit of a walk from public transportation but worth exploring for the little shops, small galleries, and street art.

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Macau Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of interesting art here, and almost everything is free. Give yourself a few hours to wander around.

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Thank Paul S
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Art Zone offers a wide range of artists and their work. Over the years the area has grown more touristy and lost the artists' refuge atmosphere of years past..

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