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798 Art Zone

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Address: No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
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+86 10 5978 9798
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Great way to spend a few hours

If in Beijing make sure you spend a few hours wandering here to look at the sculptures, interesting shops and galleries

Reviewed March 4, 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2012

If in Beijing make sure you spend a few hours wandering here to look at the sculptures, interesting shops and galleries

Thank WaldoFrankfurt
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

You won't expect that they have a art district in Beijing We went here via taxi, as there is no train station nearby Its a huge complex of arts - in bronze, cement, paintings, etc. They also have excellent cafe and restaurants in the area. You need to spend at least 6 hours to explore the area, and appreciate it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Being an artist I may be a wee bit bias, but I think even if you are not that interested in things arty you will find this place incredible. It highlights the incredible variety of the countries/r Beijings artists. Be prepared to walk some distances as it is huge. Allow yourself a few hours or at least half a day.... More 

Thank SharonBrisbane
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2012

If you want to have a look at what is the new creative class in China doing, hop in a cab and go to 798. It is like a converted industrial park in which you can find art galleries, workshops and restaurants. Interesting walk indeed.

Thank julesher
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2012

If you like contemporary art then you could easily spend a day here It is an interesting blend of people selling silly little trinkets to thought provoking pieces of original art.

Thank Travel_from_Toronto
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2012

A little cold, but it was a nice Saturday walk among thge sculpture, finished with a nice roasted sweet potatoe.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

798 is surprising because of the way it is a maze and streets collapse into collections of very large modern art. I recommend spending time, not reading the map, but just walking around and seeing what you see. The art is wide-ranging and easily accessible. Walk into galleries, buy some handmade sculptures and drink some coffee. Watch out for engaged... More 

Thank Erica319
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

A walk trough this zone is worthwhile. Very modern and special atmosphere all allong the way...

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

It is a really interesting spot to take photographs of beautiful textures. The art is often hideous, but it is interesting, none the less. There is a Pebeo if you need some art supplies, and the Cafe Flat White is pretty cool. Those Kiwis know how to roast a coffee.

Thank SND72
Evanston, Illinois
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

It used to be a place for art, but now it's more for tourists and commerce purpose. Most of the old galleries and workshops have been gone because of the rental increase and government regulations.

Thank SABRINA0521

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