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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 267 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

798 is located in an old industrial area that is a bit of a trek from central Beijing, but it's definitely worth spending an entire afternoon/evening here. Wear comfortable shoes and check out all the interesting sculptures, art galleries and cool shops. There are many cafes and restaurants here. You might even bump into Ai Wei Wei like we did.

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I'm really glad I decided to spend a day here in this very hip, interesting part of Beijing. Easily you can spend hours outside just looking at the variety of sculptures and artwork, while the cafes are charming and comfortable. There are plenty of shops with cute arts and crafts, pottery, cups, etc. so it is a great place to... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place to just walk and look at art and then stop and have coffee. The old industrial area has been converted to a number of galleries and it is great to see the talents of local artists of China.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A great way to spend a day away from Beijing's hustle and bustle. 798 is a former industrial area that is converted to an Art area full of galleries and quirky little shops selling anything from creative designs to commercial souvenirs. The many street cafes are a great place to sit down and people watch. We visited on a Sunday,... More

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bolton, england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Like you I read up a lot about this area, the words east German/Berlin style industrial gallery space kept coming up which sounded great. The reality is yes its an old factory space, but every gallery has been renovated so it look like any other gallery anywhere else on the world. Which for me is sad, it's not often you... More

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was a great place to visit for people watching, exploring, shopping and to see local art at its best.

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Beijing, China
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You need to set aside enough time to wander the lanes of 798. Select which galleries you want to look at as well as the large variety of retail outlets from art work through gadgets, ceramics etc. Worth a visit.

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's a bit far from the center, even by underground... But the trip worths it! This zone used to be a factory and is now transformed into an art district: galleries, vintage shops, photo studios, cafés and restaurants...There are shops very interesting and it's a nice place to stroll and stop in some fashion cafés!

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is enjoyable to just walk around this 798 area. This zone used to be a big factory zone copying East Germany concept - you would still be able to see that through the architecture of the building. What I like most is the random arts exhibitions and arts performance that mostly free of charge. Wander around and stopby for... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

In the years 798 has declined. Only a few years ago there were a lot more galleries and less....shops. 798 was the place to discover excellent new wave Chinese art and artists with an enormous variety of styles. This is no more, yet, it's worth going as there is always a chance to find something unusual. Great place to take... More

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