798 Art Zone
798 Art Zone
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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  • BobbyK312
    Beijing, China326 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    plan to spend a full day here!
    I travel a lot and make it a priority to visit museums and galleries in every city. The 798 Art Zone in Beijing doesn't disappoint! it's huge, I'm not even sure you can see it all in one day so I'd definitely plan a return visit. This was my second time here and I still can't wait to go back. Tons of unique galleries with an emphasis on contemporary and modern art, much of it re-imagined traditional Asian and Chinese art. Plenty of restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops to keep your hunger at bay. one horrible disappointment: DO NOT get lured into the "3D Wizard of Oz" exhibit. there's no 3D, the video was stupid and boring and we, along with at least half the audience, walked out. btw, the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit was here. I'm not sure if it's permanent, but I saw it in SF and also here and loved it just as much. Don't miss the opportunity to see it, if not here, somewhere! I'll be back in Beijing in a few months and guarantee I'll be visiting the 798 Art Zone again!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Tommydeee
    Hanmer Springs, New Zealand256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art and Fashion, A Delight.
    The area is absolutely huge. We spent hours and only scratched the surface. A huge I mean huge industrial complex has been converted into shops galleries bars and restaurants. Full of beautifully dressed people, trains, chimneys, steel and concrete housing stunning art to suit all tastes. Or just marvel at some people’s creativity and tastes. Lots of street art too. Spend a day there, immerse yourself in the wonderful art and enjoy a beer or meal people watching. My perfect day.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Leong Chee Sheng
    Singapore, Singapore334 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice space for the artsy vibes!
    This is a huge space dedicated to art scene in Beijing. It's very nice to explore and soak in the vibes. Some down points for us (nothing too serious): - shops there have different opening hours, some open after 2pm, some closed at 4pm etc so our visit at 12pm was awfully awkward as some places are not open - there's not a lot of food options inside so make sure you have some food before coming over - the area is quite far off the metro; I believe the nearest one is under construction, so it was quite a walk into the premise for us, and the cab out was stuck in heavy traffic for a while
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 5, 2024
  • TravelerToo
    67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Satisfy Some Artistic Cravings
    Make sure you have plenty of time because this is a large area with tons of galleries, museums, and places to eat. I was there in May and it was warm with not a lot of shade when outside. There are many styles of art and setting is open and friendly. I spent about 5 hours and didn’t see everything I wanted to see. It is a little out of downtown Beijing but worth the effort to het there. I used Didi and it was very reasonable and the fastest and easiest way to get there and back. I highly recommend this art district if you have the time and interest.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 2, 2024
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,261 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
We went late in the day in December so we only saw a few things and one exhibit. I think this would be a good place for the right person and especially good if you found an exhibit you wanted to see. When we went there was a Man Ray exhibit but it was small and a little overpriced at 150 RMB per person. A bonus for the Man Ray exhibit is that we got a beer coupon for a nearby craft beer bar!

Expect to spend a couple of hours here and I would recommend going in the early afternoon so you get some daylight to wander a bit and find something open that you would like to see. It is easy to Didi here but we found it was tricky to get out of the area.
Written December 30, 2021
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Tommydeee
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The area is absolutely huge. We spent hours and only scratched the surface. A huge I mean huge industrial complex has been converted into shops galleries bars and restaurants. Full of beautifully dressed people, trains, chimneys, steel and concrete housing stunning art to suit all tastes. Or just marvel at some people’s creativity and tastes. Lots of street art too. Spend a day there, immerse yourself in the wonderful art and enjoy a beer or meal people watching. My perfect day.
Written September 16, 2023
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Leong Chee Sheng
Singapore, Singapore334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a huge space dedicated to art scene in Beijing. It's very nice to explore and soak in the vibes.

Some down points for us (nothing too serious):
- shops there have different opening hours, some open after 2pm, some closed at 4pm etc so our visit at 12pm was awfully awkward as some places are not open
- there's not a lot of food options inside so make sure you have some food before coming over
- the area is quite far off the metro; I believe the nearest one is under construction, so it was quite a walk into the premise for us, and the cab out was stuck in heavy traffic for a while
Written April 5, 2024
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Jo-Ann
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
The whole art zone at 798 is huge. However cars are allowed to drive in so walking around is not that comfortable. Plenty of art studios and boutiques there. Lots of cafes too. Lovely to spend a whole day there!
Written May 25, 2021
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TravelerToo
67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Make sure you have plenty of time because this is a large area with tons of galleries, museums, and places to eat. I was there in May and it was warm with not a lot of shade when outside. There are many styles of art and setting is open and friendly. I spent about 5 hours and didn’t see everything I wanted to see. It is a little out of downtown Beijing but worth the effort to het there. I used Didi and it was very reasonable and the fastest and easiest way to get there and back. I highly recommend this art district if you have the time and interest.
Written June 2, 2024
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SaadSeeb
Islamabad, Pakistan2,897 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Art galleries are scattered around the place. It has a rustic feel to it because of old factory buildings. Walking around can get a bit uncomfortable under the sun, if weather is nice then its ok. If one is not into art then the place does'nt have much else to offer.
Written February 29, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The works of art are amazing and continue to improve as the expertise of the artists increases. After touring the area, we stop for tea at the area's spacious teahouse.
Written January 7, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Having a wall writer cousin in the family, I’ve come to appreciate many more forms of art. I was a little surprised to find such an area in Beijing, but truly, China is becoming a world leader in many fields. Freedom of expression. The area has many nice galleries, art shops, cafes, restaurants, and more.
Written February 14, 2019
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Incredible !

I might be repeating me yet it has to be said.
Before arriving in China we had all the expected prejudices.
Hard core Communism, Maoism, totalitarianism, stern uniforms, stern faces, the red book of Mao, uniformity, conformity, dull outfits, grey colors everywhere, and of course... police everywhere...

How WRONG we were !
How far we were from China of today.

And 798 Art Zone is the quintessence of this reality we discovered there.
Nothing there is whatsoever connected to what we thought would be China.
Here, in this "Art Zone" you'll feel like in Beaubourg district in Paris or in any other anti-conformist artistic quarter of any western country.
It is literally stunning.

Just look at the pictures I have attached, as I usually do, so you can really understand what I mean.

There is a true feeling of artistic freedom.

As always you can find there Starbuck but also many other Cafes or eateries.
We were lucky enough to have good weather so it was a real pleasure to walk between the galleries, stopping quite often to enjoy modern as well as traditional Chinese art.

But most of all we enjoyed seeing the young Chinese with gears or make up of all possible colors... including Gothic (did write it correctly ?).

Our guide, Duddi Zion took us there on the last day and the last hours of our trip and he was definitely right. It would have been a shame to miss it.

After Tienanmen square, the Forbidden City, the Summer, Heaven and Lama temple, this is a totally different experience which is a must to complete a better understanding of China of today.

Thanks Duddi !
Written September 23, 2016
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Lots of amazing memorabilia on exhibit. The Beijing showing began in July and ends in November 2022. Especially exciting for young kids, while also very interesting for adults of all ages.
Written August 27, 2022
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