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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 266 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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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

From the entrance, both my wife and me thought we went to wrong place. Instead of a museum, the place was divided into multiple shops. This place looks tired, and many shops had closed down. It seems this place lack not only physical maintenance but also help on being commercially viable from the management. The atmosphere thickens when we walked... More

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Beijing, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

798 (Dashanzhi) is not the bohemian art village anymore it used to be years ago. It has become a district of fun, entertainment and last but not least art. You will find lots of galleries with good and poor collections, and of cause lot of cafes, bars and shops. You can spend the whole day in 798 checking out the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is art for arts sake. It has both modern and traditional art. There is plenty of space, plenty of art exhibitions with different tastes. Some places charge to go in but they are not expensive. The main thing I liked about this place is that it let you draw your own conclusions. In some modern art galleries they tell... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great local shops and galleries, with some art expressing various political views. A great day trip.

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This amazing area set aside just for Art's sake is truly a must visit for those who love art and want to see something other than museums and historic places in Beijing. The whole area has a history back in the days when China and Russia were planning to work together on military projects. It never happened and now the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After you have done the typical and wonderful Ancient Tourist sites, this would in my opinion be THE place to visit. After the craziness of Beijing this is an oasis of peace and harmony and if you like art and some of this art is EDGY, you will be in heaven. Super cafes all around. One can spend 4-5 hours... More

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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

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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