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798 Art Zone

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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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Dont take a taxi to get there, it's far away and the taxi drivers in BeiJing are experts in cheating on you. Take the subway!!! The area is very interesting . a lot of galleries... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Dont take a taxi to get there, it's far away and the taxi drivers in BeiJing are experts in cheating on you. Take the subway!!! The area is very interesting . a lot of galleries and interesting art shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place is really difficult to get to, must take a taxi which is an hour and 50-60 Yuan from the city centre. If you like Bauhaus and industrial ruins and art you will love this. plan half a day and an hour each for commute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The 798 art district is definitely somewhere I would recommend visiting, but you'll need a good amount of time as there's so much to see. I spent an entire afternoon there and still feel like I didn't see much of it. There are lots of different galleries to visit for free, and many art items for sale. We took a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite while I was living in Beijing. Once an experimental area when i visited it years ago, 798 has become more popular, maybe a bit less genuine but interesting for feeling the cultural move of the capital. It is also more commercial nowadays, it makes it great to shop for unexpected cultural, historical or art craft items.... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Not a bad spot to enjoy a weekend, but 798 always have something different to show. Get ready to face long queues to see some of the venues. Most of the restaurants are plain coffee shops with a very Americanized menu (mostly fast food / sandwiches, etc). Our suggestion is: Read in advance, find something you may like and go... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you love art, then 798 Art Zone is definately a great place to visit some of the finest, most creative arts alive! From paintings, sculptures, to even the 3D digital images that are even real like the ones we saw on Hainan Island! Very colourful paintings are here. Love it! For visual artists, you can draw something wonderful and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've been to 798 and always enjoyed wandering aimlessly around. It's also a great spot to snap some unique and memorable pictures. Enjoy!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I spent a couple of hours late in the afternoon walking through the 798 Art Zone and it was quite enjoyable. There are numerous small galleries to visit and the quality of the work you'll see ranges from pretty good to outstanding. The area made an impression on me because it shows China is making a real effort to expand... More 

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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have visited 798 art district for couple of times,you will always find something new everytime you go there.it is a perfect place for enjoying art,takeing photos,having coffee and tasting delicious food.There are many stores which has its own story and full of creation. if you want to get some gift for families or friends,then it will be the right... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Although 798 once represented the cutting-edge of art in Beijing - if not China - it has gradually evolved into a commercial art-themed tourist site. Where once struggling young artists created some of the great works of the new art movement in China, now powerful galleries, cafes, tourist shops and train-themed attractions dominate. Having said that, it's still totally worth... More 

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