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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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798 Art Zone

Do not go to Beijing without stopping at the art zone. It's an experience unlike anything else in China. It's like being in the Soho section of New York City 30 years ago– Artists... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Do not go to Beijing without stopping at the art zone. It's an experience unlike anything else in China. It's like being in the Soho section of New York City 30 years ago– Artists of all different mediums .Great restaurants and coffee shops abound. Something there for all ages and of course there is great shopping too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Sweet little community of artist shops and cobbled together industrial buildings. Yea...worth the trip for half a day. I would definitely avoid the Ace Cafe to drink or eat. The building is interesting, but the service and food are lousy on several occasions. There are so many other choices of cafes and restaurants.

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

798 has a great reputation in Beijing perhaps because it is the first of its kind in that city. It's an outdoor exhibition of modern art, sculpture, and design, and it takes up quite a vast area in the eastern part of Beijing. I remember the statue of the giant walking digital guy, the three levels of red dinosaurs, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had three hours to spend before heading for the airport, we thought to have a look at 798 art zone. The place is quite original with many local artists showing and offering their work. There were also many cafes and small eateries. IT is nice to get away from indoor malls and walk in tree lined street with unique... More 

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Valence, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The street is cool. So many different types of shops of interesting stuffs. Really cool place to be specially for artists to look for inspiration and great handcrafted masters!!!

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you have 3 days in Beijing, go to the usual old sites. If you have a bit more time, see some recent history of Beijing and go to the former factory zone turned artistic hub. The hardcore artists have moved on, and the sense of starving artist suffering isn't quite around, but there's plenty of great art and relevant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was in Beijing for 1 week and went there 2 times. It's a cool hip area, full of art galleries and restaurants/cafes, perfect to spend half a day walking and browsing. This area seems to had been a manufacturing plant, so they left most of the industrial architecture and machinery and adapted modern newer functional structures. Definitely worth the... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A mixture of galleries, museums, coffee shops and restaurants. Galleries largely display contemporary art. We enjoyed the Thai restaurant on the 3rd floor of what may have been a former factory. We arrived just before dusk and decided to come back before leaving Beijing in a few days time. Recommended!

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

798 used to be an amazing place to discover new and upcoming artists but now, unfortunately, it's not much more than a tourist trap. a pleasant one though. It's great for a walk and maybe a cup of coffee but overcrowded and just unpleasant sometimes. I'll still head there occasionally for a stroll and it's better on weekdays but still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had visited the Art zone on Saturday afternoon and wished we took some sort of guided tour. The area is so vast and some galleries so much better than others. Some had openings with nibbles and drinks. The art was extraordinary and it was fun to watch the well heeled and the arty locals enjoying their weekend and the... More 

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Address: No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
Phone Number: 010-59789798
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing

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