Testbed 2 Arts Center

Testbed 2 Arts Center, Chongqing: Address, Testbed 2 Arts Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Testbed 2 Arts Center
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Stephen C
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Artsy place
Jun 2021 • Couples
This was originally a factory for printing money. It has been tastefully converted to a artsy place filled with bars, bistros and eateries.

There are also many small shops selling souvenirs and collectibles. Young people like to visit the place as it offers many photo opportunities.
Written June 4, 2021
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JuanMao 卷毛
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Trendy Creative Industry Park
Apr 2021
On the hilltop of Eling is a Cultural & Creative Park of Chongqing. Nowadays, it has become a must-see landmark. This place was a printing factory half-century ago. During the 1950s to the 1970s, almost all the color prints in this city came from here. After the printing factory moved out in 2012, the whole complex was kept and transformed into a trendy creative space. Well worth a visit (interesting for photography).
Written April 30, 2021
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MattwalesNorthWales
Chengdu, China1,937 contributions
Brilliant place to spend the day
Oct 2020 • Couples
The last time I was in this area it was just about to close, now the old industrial buildings have been given the "shabby chic" makeover and the whole place has become so much more interesting. The things to see range from a Vespa repair and sales shop, to pet cafes, cool bars, fashion emporia and even a Thai restaurant on the roof, complete with an infinity pool. Central to the area us the museum celebrating the old use of the buildings, a money printing factory. Due to the topography, Eling is the highest point in Chongqing, the area supplies orange minibuses that will take you around/ to the subway station for a small fee.
Lots of fun.
Written October 20, 2020
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HKMays
Hong Kong, China125 contributions
Fun place away from the hustle bustle -- very modern
Feb 2019 • Family
We stayed in a hotel inside this little village type shopping/eating area. It's my understanding that it was all created from a former print factory/print shop area. It retains a historic feel architecturally while offering modern food and drinks, art and small shops. I can't recommend the hotel Lingshang 1941 Hostel that is tucked away in the back of this place enough. The Tibetan Restaurant, the brew pub and the noodle shop were all really delicious. So worth finding (better yet staying in) when you're in Chongqing!
Written February 25, 2019
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Franckul
3 contributions
Nice place
Jan 2019 • Couples
why some people in cq don't know this place. i think that was nice, cute and more art place. i love this place. you can go by metro form Eling station about 1.5 km. good luck guys xx
Written January 18, 2019
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Heidi W
NYC52 contributions
Different but still touristy
Nov 2018 • Solo
Firstly, Baidu Maps gives crap walking directions to this place. It led me up some ancient steps to some abandoned alleyway that didn’t connect to the shopping center. Instead, take Exit #5 at Lianglukou station (两路口 on the 1 line) then walk on Jiankang Lu (健康路) for ~20 minutes. If the slight uphill walk is too much for you, the #829 bus stops nearby.

As for the actual destination itself: it’s a refreshing break from typical tourist spots (parks, temples, old buildings etc). Nonetheless, it’s still a tourist destination. Bus loads of tourists got dropped off when I arrived so it gets busy but not crowded. The shops are varied (clothing, jewelry, pottery, hot pot, coffee, art galleries, archery) from local brands and independent artists. You won’t find Zara or H&M here. Not even a Starbucks (try Coffeeholic). Bring your camera because it’s built for selfies. There are outdoor art pieces hidden throughout and a nice vista of the city.

Lastly, if you don’t want to walk the 20 mins back to the subway, there is a shuttle operated by Testbed for 3RMB. The schedule isn’t posted and the driver didn’t seem keen on driving. I didn’t take it but it’s available (somewhat).
Written November 30, 2018
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tusabez
Chongqing, China22 contributions
A nice getaway from the busy streets of Chongqing
May 2018 • Friends
This is a great place to spend an evening enjoying some of local artwork. There is also a brewery ran by an American expat with a great selection of beers. There are some nice views of the skyline from here as well.
Written May 7, 2018
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Davis R
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Slice of the West in central CQ
Jan 2018 • Friends
Having lived in rural China for the past 1.5 years, I've learned to live without a lot of Western treats, both in terms of food and culture. Imagine my delight to have stumbled upon Testbed 2, an industrial-style commercial area located next to Eling Park in Chongqing, full of amenities such as cafés, bars, art galleries, and even an archery studio! This place is a favorite among Chongqing's expats and artistic/forward-thinking Chinese folk. You'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else like it outside of China's coastal cities.
Written January 14, 2018
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vonschwind
Norfolk, VA43 contributions
hipster converted factory complex
Jan 2018 • Friends
An old factory cluster of buildings converted into a hip indoor/outdoor, multi-level complex of restaurants, coffee shops, clothing and design stores, and offices, with an art gallery, a gym, even an indoor archery club. At least a dozen places to eat, including a gelateria and an American--style microbrewery (run by Ben from Minnesota and his Chinese wife). A slice of NYC's Meatpacking District randomly in Chongqing, or a mini-version of Hong Kong's PMQ center. Located behind Eling Park (northeast side, maybe a 10-15 minute walk from Eling metro or 15-20 from Lianglukou). Definitely worth checking out.
Written January 10, 2018
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