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“A Nice Excursion”
Review of 798 Art Zone

798 Art Zone
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$30.00*
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Beijing Private Art and Architecture Tour
Ranked #23 of 1,608 things to do in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Toronto, Canada
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“A Nice Excursion”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Good luck finding a cab back to city center. Most cabs will not take you so you have to negotiate a flat rate and don't get into any cabs that aren't taxis. It was around 40 RMB to get there but coming back, we got a taxi to finally take us for 60 RMB. Which is an extra $3 CAD. They don't expect tipping there so had they been not so crass about not taking us, I would've just tipped them well anyway. Worth the trek if you're into art and sculpture. Lots of little shops and do stop by Timezone 8 for sushi (left side, not the patio). Stellar Japanese dishes of all kinds.

Visited October 2012
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chicago, ill
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“nice vibe but confusing”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

this is not a easy place to find or get a handle on. but it does have some cool galleries and modern Chinese art

Visited October 2012
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Dover, Vermont
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“A Peek at Modern Art Alive in Beijing”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This district is an interesting peek into the modern art scene going on in Beijing. The many galleries are open to the public with regularly changing exhibits. There are also cafes and shops for those looking for something "different" to bring home from their trip.

Visited October 2012
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Beijing, China
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“798”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Great, lot's of things to do here, was never bored. Lot's of variety for any age. Walked around for ages, got tons of cool pics and souvenirs.

Visited October 2012
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Plano, Texas
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“Hip and Happening”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Beijing's answer to the contemporary art world. Lots of great shops, art galleries, restaurants. If you love art, this is a sure bet with a wide variety of galleries from the high end to the alternative.

Visited October 2012
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