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Marcus Lee
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Shut since November 2019
Dec 2019 • Couples
The website didn't warn us, but the Redtory has been shut since November 2019. We exited Yuancun metro station, walked about 2km and there it was, all shut and buildings were mostly torn down. Read the sign (in Chinese) and the notice to close the place was given since 2017.

Nothing else in the surrounding area too. Trekked another 2km back to the metro station. Bummed.
Written December 31, 2019
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Air RR
2 contributions
Nothing!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Only a few shops opened. It seems like they'are going down in their business. Nothing to do or see😞
Written October 27, 2019
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Jason H
Las Vegas, NV2 contributions
Seems it’s closing and being demolished
Aug 2019
Quite unfortunate that this area seems slated for so-called “development.” I can tell that this place must’ve been quite special in its heyday...
Written August 29, 2019
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HappyDragon0201
Beijing, China1,363 contributions
Start closing the site?
Jun 2019 • Solo
When I arrived some of the buildings were being destroyed. Very strange feeling because a lot of tenants were out of business and not many people even on weekend. I am not sure if this place still exists few months later. If they make the art zone smaller size and put all the retailers and art galleries, it may still chance to survive. So sad as some of the buildings and objects are very unique.
Written July 12, 2019
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Travelbug0082
Singapore, Singapore4,092 contributions
Manage your expectations
Mar 2019 • Friends
If you come visit thinking it is as large or has as many art galleries and established cafes/restaurants as Beijing 798 Art Zone then you will be disappointed. It is a smaller and less professional set up though it still has its charm.

Come on weekends as there are more market stalls set up to sell trinkets, art & craft stuff. We only saw one cafe which houses a bookshop and design stuff which was pretty enough. There are also worthy corners and fewer crowd to take that shot which shows you in a derelict abandoned place which is so popular nowadays.
Written March 17, 2019
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atwos63
Geneva, Switzerland44 contributions
Sadly derelict
Mar 2019
As I had been warned by the comments posted here I did have low expectations of this site ! Still, I was disappointed by the lack of good use of this space which could be really cool. There are many closed abandoned spaces. Others are not open to the public. I was lucky to find a mini exhibit by amazing artist Bill Viola.
Written March 6, 2019
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RandallR
Falls Church, VA19 contributions
Cool Artsy Place to Hang Out
Jan 2018
This place has the feel of an American arts district. There is cool art to look at, nice cafes for coffee and chats with friends, and occasionally a bit of music-- although I must admit that the music was only so so. Like any arts community, it can be a bit pricey. If you are going for the tourist attraction, you might be a bit disappointed. This is more a place to hang out, drink coffee,and enjoy friends than to see as a tourist attraction. You probably will not think you are in NYC, but it is an interesting take on Guangzhou.
Written December 17, 2018
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Mark D
Penang Island, Malaysia1,301 contributions
An interesting area to witness Guangzhou's creativity.
Aug 2018 • Couples
This centrally located area was formerly a series of "old style" factories. When better factories became available, it was abandoned for a few years. In 2009, it was decided to make it available to groups/people with "an "artistic/creative bent"... As such, it is a very interesting "Arts Zone", with an ambience of "wanna-be, trendy and vintage style"-- and is full of neat, enjoyable surprises! It seems that with the passing of time, it expands and new ventures appear due to the initiative and creativity of people/groups drawn to it!! In addition to small workshops/shoppes there are also some wonderful restaurants. In addition to the many opportunities for taking photos, its a great way to get a different feel about Guangzhou...

I hope that this Review has been helpful!
Written September 3, 2018
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Karmaexplorer
Melbourne, Australia754 contributions
Worse than my expectation
Jul 2017 • Friends
I didn't expect so much from Redstory. But this is a prominent tourist attraction in Guangzhou and it is a few metro stations away from the hotel where I stayed, I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt.

How do you get there by public transportation? Take the metro and get off at Yuan Cun. Once you get out of the station, you could either walk or take the local mini bus to get there. One-way bus fare is RMB2 per person.

Redtory was once a food factory which is now transformed into an arts centre. Well, so it is called and promoted. I however didn't see much of creative ideas and designs in the shops. Many shops just sell some ordinary trinkets & products which are found everywhere in China.

There are a few cafes in the area and it is not a bad idea to take a rest after strolling around the area in the sun.
Written July 13, 2017
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China1,973 contributions
Not Too Sure What To Make Of It!
Feb 2017 • Couples
Rather than demolishing a mid 20th century industrial site complete with railway stations the powers that be have decided to turn it into a centre for the arts and creative design. The buildings that haven't been demolished or are too decayed are occupied have been put to various uses.
Some are occupied by seried rows of 'workers' starting at computer screens. What are they doing? No idea as there's no explanation and visitors are not welcome. There are are 'art' galleries but many were closed and those that weren't were not particulary inviting and wanted 20Yuan.
Some of the buildings have been modernised for video production and architecture businesses.
The cafes weren't doing much business, not surprising when they are asking 48Yuan (say £6) for a cup of coffee. The restaurant were equally pricy.
There are a few boutique shops, SWMBO reckoned they were selling over-priced tat but Harry Potter sorting hats were a bargin.
A couple of buildings have been turned into private schools, they were making use of the five-a-side football pitches.
There are various derelict and rusty machines scattered around the site, I thought they were waiting for the scrap man but actually they are 'art' installations.
The place attracts 'art' students armed with the college standard issue Canon camera who spend there time photographing each other or their mobile phone. Not a drawing pad in sight.
We even stumbled across a group of Amercans and Chinese making a video of a guy exercising much to the bemusment of the locals.
But somehow the place has character, very little traffic, trees with birds singing, relaxed activity, so much different from the city. The site is being transformed into something so much more cerebal than the commercial city.
Too early to say if it'll defy the developers wrecking ball but I hope so.
All I can say is go and see for yourself, you may like it. Me? I can't make up my mind, maybe another visit later in the year is called for.
Written February 22, 2017
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