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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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“factory area”(17 reviews)
“small galleries”(13 reviews)
“shops and cafes”(15 reviews)
No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
+86 10 5978 9798
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit - unique! Great few hours walking around. Some decent restaurants. Even our kids really enjoyed it too... and they are 12 and 9.

Thank s s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked around the 798 Art District for an hour on our way to a flight from Beijing Capital Airport. It's an interesting concept with art galleries, coffee shops, and art related shops built in a formerly industrial area. It reminded me of what Soho...More

Thank Spectre68
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a gallery it is a district. Great art, fun eats and interesting things to see even on the street along the way. Their are some galleries within where you can participate in the artistic process.Have fun and stop for a frozen yogurt.

Thank stephanniet2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

What used to be a war factory is now converted into a art zone and offices for innovative stuffs. The place is complete opposite to the city vibes of structures and transport. It still gives you a feel of factory with an artistic touch. Must...More

Thank mayank j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When people think of Beijing, they often think of imagery like Tiananmen Square, uniform, authoritarian, and intimidating. While some of these perceptions may be justifiable, go to the 798 Art District and you will get to see the artistic side of Beijing, the side to...More

Thank Seth L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have traveled to Beijing many times for work and had always wanted to visit 798 but did not have the time. Finally I had an opportunity. My expectations were fairly high because rough guide had noted in an earlier edition that this was one...More

Thank Justin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tourist/art area is one of the more progressive and unique things to visit in Beijing. Some very good restaurants, but some are way overpriced for the quality and style of food. Some of them are simply good at presentation but lacking on taste. Don’t...More

Thank 420RichardB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

local art projected into the future; lots of galleries, stands and coffee places. busy in the weekends

Thank Serena R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was billed to me as hip, contemporary art neighbourhood. It does have a cool industrial chic aesthetic with a number of galleries, but the area struck me as quite commercial and fully gentrified at this point. Likely not worth the trouble of venturing so far...More

Thank Eudaimonia25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a place which would pop up on mainstream places to visit. But its definitely worth the visit with different galleries and artists displaying their work.

Thank Madiha0208
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31 July 2017|
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Response from Katya P | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around without actually going into the stores . 99% of the things to see are on the street anyway.
12 July 2017|
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Response from Webster27 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure it would make a difference. Having said that I'd go on a Saturday Cheers & enjoy Webster
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