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Address: No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
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Phone Number: 010-59789798
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Had a great time at the district, I was expecting just some art galleries but it’s so much more. The area use to be military factory site, now it houses the artistic talent of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tinsukia, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time at the district, I was expecting just some art galleries but it’s so much more. The area use to be military factory site, now it houses the artistic talent of Beijing. I came across beautiful sculpture and other artworks made from innovative use of junk and discard items. There are always some unique exhibits going on.... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The 798 Art Zone is in my opinion the best area of Beijing. Wonderful art exhibitions, surrounded by the former glory of communistic China. Take your time in this area, there is a lot to see, and don't miss on the many nice shops, you sell lot's of nice collectables.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For contemporary art lovers here is a place for you in Beijing. It is like a huge park with many art galleries,bookstores, cafes and street cartoonists. For a lovely memory get funny drawing of yourself ..it only costs 3-5$. I spent a half day there and could not explore it all.. but definitely I enjoyed every minute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The 798 Art district is in an old factory complex. There are galleries, artists collectives, artist work spaces, street stalls and many small arts based shops. We enjoyed wandering through the complex. Look out for one of the maps that are available as it is easy to either get lost or miss areas. There are numerous cafes of good quality.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you are really into contemporary art, I would not pay a tour guide to see the 798 Art Zone. It was near our hotel so we decided to walk through it. It is an upcoming trendy type of art district. Some of the art studios are free to walk through while other cost a small entrance fee. It was... More 

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Lanzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the idea of 798. I've been 3 times each time is a little more disappointing. Still love the idea of showing off very talented artists from all over China but it is more commercial and less if the Indy art scene it used to be. Still worth checking out if you've never been.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting location and some really top exhibitions. When I visited the Springs Centre of Art hosted ' Post-intellectualism' featuring Qiu Zhijie, Ai Wei wei, Zhan Wang, and Xu Bing. Galleria Continua featured a solo exhibition by British artist Anthony Gormley (until August 2016) and the Faurschou Foundation Gallery hosted Yoko Ono's 'Golden Ladders' exhibition, Good quality art for sale and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An old factory transformed into a lively place with many small coffee places, restaurants, art galleries and small shops who sell some interesting souvenirs which are good quality, not so cheap and not always needed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting this to be mostly art galleries. There were many of them, but there were more trinket shops and cafes. But some of the trinket shops weren't the same as the rest of Beijing, some of them had some very interesting things. The art galleries themselves were, all in all, similar to what you'd see in American art... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for arts and crafts...little over expensive stuffs to buy as a economical traveller. But good for the inspiration

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