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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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Pleasantville, NY
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258 reviews 258 reviews
3 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

798 is a collection of disused military component factories built in the 1950s and gradually revitalized by Beijing's contemporary artists and designers from the 1980s onwards. It's a maze of narrow streets and low-level industrial buildings housing galleries, craft shops and cafes. The gentrification of the area is well-established and there are now a few not-so-interesting shops selling junk to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a must-visit destination for anyone who are interested in fine arts, installation, museums, or cool cafe in general! It is a bit too big to visit everything within one day, so do space out some more time if you wanna have a good in-depth visit here.

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Treviglio, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

First thing first: reaching this place its quite hard and if u want to go there first thing is take the metro line 10 to SANYUANQIAO then take a taxi to 798 art district (say to the taxi driver: Qi Jiu Ba Yishu Qu). When u are there its pretty easy u see a big 789 sculpture and all the... More

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Beijing, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A nice niche of Beijing. No cars and narrow streets gives the neighbourhood a cozy atmosphere to just go around and discover the quirkiness of the area. Take metroline 10 to Sanyanqioa, then bus 410 (north direction). Hint: Rooftop cafe in the south-east corner of area E with view over the entire area.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

A great way to experience a different Beijing beyond the palaces and squares. Hundreds of small trendy shops and galleries exhibit the next new things. Great for browsing for souvenirs or just having a coffee on one of the cosy terraces.

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Hong Kong
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

798 is a very unique area, fully converted from former factory sites, and for those in Architecture, so good examples of "Brutalist" Style. Also a must see are the charming local arty shops and casual dining abounds.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Seemed a bit of a strange place as I walked into the zone from the main road. But it has potential. Needs more work doing on it. However saying that if you are into art it is probably worth a visit if you are in the area and have time!

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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