After a long walk from Lufthansa center and after getting lost two times I finally found this trendy art district in Beijing. And it was surely worth the walk! The area is totally different to all the other places in Beijing. It is an old factory district, where everything has been renovated and the factory rooms now play as galleries, studios, art rooms, restaurants, bars and cafes. I didn't care too much for the art, although some was quite interesting, the area itself is really worth visiting, even for people who don't care about contemporary art. And the galleries are free! It reminded me of Soho in New York. I spent there three hours, but would've loved to stay longer. The district has a great feeling, it's really non-Chinese in a positive way, a great getaway. And probably the cosiest cafes in the city. I warmly recommend 798 District to everyone! Definitely will go back soon. But next time I'll take a taxi, it's quite far and no subway stations near.
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