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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
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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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As others have mentioned, it takes a while to get there (we were based at the DoubleTree hotel). The area is big and we spent a couple of hours just walking around and looking at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As others have mentioned, it takes a while to get there (we were based at the DoubleTree hotel). The area is big and we spent a couple of hours just walking around and looking at all the different art work and little shops. Very creative and fun. Not something I'd expect to find in Beijing!

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The 798 Art Zone provides a glimpse at the creative culture of China. There is all sorts of different art galleries here hosting artists of a variety of styles. Lots of shops sell handicrafts as well. There is something for everyone. Just be aware that prices are on the high side here. Art and clothes don't come cheap. So fill... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Made from old German factories this is a huge place. We were there 3 hours and only saw areas A, C, and part of D. We had no time for areas B or E. Go early. Lots of music stores. Different types of art and lots to see. Even the buildings and surroundings are works of art. Enjoy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Difficult to find - make sure you have the right instructions from the metro. Once there, allow a few hours, there are a lot of galleries, hit & miss on quality.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nice art district in north Beijing to visit. It has many good galleries and recommend you to take time to walk through them. There are also some nice coffee shop and restaurants which you enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visit was in Augsut 2013. Outstanding place to experience the vibrancy of Beijing as expressed through the arts. Here you see the tomorrow coming into shape. A lot of folks don't realize how wonderful this place is and miss it on their Beijing trip. We were here as 2 families of friends, with 5 kids in tow - ages 7... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is contemporary art so you may as well be in New York! Except some painting galleries where the paintings are very Chinese, and even then, sometimes feel African! I would have liked to have a tour guide because on my own, I'm sure I missed some great works. The nearest metro station is not open yet (it's on the... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I just love to walk around this art districts and although I have been here several times I always discovers something new. Beautiful coffee shops and tiny small shops that sell everything from bags to pottery to jewelry and scarfs. It can be tricky to get a taxi from there to anywhere in Beijing so it may be a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you're in Beijing for a few days, and feel you need a break from the onslaught of palaces and temples (like we did), 798 provides a fantastic alternative way to spend the afternoon. The fresh vibe of the place is contagious and the various art pieces are engaging (some are interesting, some funny and some just bizarre). We ended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place is like a must visit just like the Great Wall. Especially if you love art scene. It's about the art movement in China. There are cafes there and places to hang out and watch street performances. You can also purchase some artsy souvenirs there as well.

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