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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 spend half day in Beijing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Take a guide that tells you what's good and what to avoid. Like a lot of things in China 798 is too much -- too much kitsch, too much commercialism, too much crap, but there are fantastic spaces in this old industrial site that hold some gems, if you have the patience to look for them. Everything is contemporary, which... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Broadly uneducated in the visual arts, I shall keep my prolixity to a minimum where the artwork is concerned. It is always best to leave that judgement to the beholder, in any case! However, I knew quite well one of the luminaries who was involved in certain projects in 2003/4, which marked the inception of a "gentrification" of the 798Yìshùqū... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

798 Art District houses a thriving artistic community. Originally it was the site of factories, but transforms fashionable zone later attracting numerous tourists come here for a visit. Slogans of different ages on the walls, mottled red-brick wall, crisscross pipelines, scattered orderly industrial plants, all these things make this zone full of artistic breath.

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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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