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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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A good place to wander for a few hours.

If you are interested in art galleries and studios you will love this area. Lots of cafes, galleries, bars, restaurants to wander around and explore,

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in art galleries and studios you will love this area. Lots of cafes, galleries, bars, restaurants to wander around and explore,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A wonderful opportunity to really 'feel' China. The area is vibrant with a plethora of artisan life, exhibitions, shops, trendy cafes and a great place to people watch. Culturally this offers a very different experience, I loved it.

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Windsor, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of shops to wander and explore, plus street vendors. Our favorite was Chinese-American artist Cao Wong's exhibit. His work with lighting in the paintings reminds us of Thomas Kincaid's work!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

With so much formal and old buildings around, the art area was a breath of difference. Artists interesting to talk with and share of their ideas was great. I know the more famous buildings are important, but if you have time do give this a look !

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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a great meal at the LAS Caffe. Greaaaaat Food, great atmosphere, free wifi (which is very much needed in this city) and, great service.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were taken here thinking it was the railway museum, but we did have lunch and investigate some of the galleries. This is an old industrial area being revitalised and actually being done very nicely. It was nice to visit, but honestly I preferred the Dafen art village.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

if you like to see artists at work, this is a good place to go! its a bit out of the way, but if you appreciate modern art, then its worth a visit! I could have spent the whole day there, but i only arrived late afternoon! I would go again if i am ever back in Beijing

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace... Been there, done that? Then head over to the 798 Art District, where you spend an entire afternoon taking in all that Beijing has to offer in modern art. The coffee shops are a great bonus, and the factory setting provides a wonderful urban backdrop for photographers. This is one place in Beijing... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

798 is where the Beijing art scene started. It is based around an early 1960's Bauhaus factory that was built by imported East German architects from the Bauhaus school. Once the haunt of artists and small galleries, it is now full of coffee shops, souvenir shops, a few big galleries and unfortunately the artists have been priced out and have... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a 50+ year old decommissioned factory area that has been transformed into one of the most popular places to visit anytime of the week. There is always a crowd, great shops and art galleries, cafes and restaurants, plan to take most of the day to visit this! You will not be bored!

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