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798 Art Zone, Beijing

Categories: Neighborhoods, Art Galleries, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
Located in a decommissioned military factory, 798 Art Zone represents a Bauhaus-style hub for the city's thriving artistic community. Although initially frowned upon by the Communist government, the avant-garde movement flourished within this cheap and ample workshop space, which gradually started to attract visitors and bohemians to observe the modern artistic accomplishments. Inside, you can visit many repurposed facilities, including the photo gallery, an Italian and a French café, and a Sichuan restaurant, as well as space for press conferences, fashion shows, and exhibitions. You can always ask for guide service during your visit. Work out when and for how long to visit 798 Art Zone and other Beijing attractions using our handy Beijing vacation route planner.
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  • I was there with a friend of mine on 6pm, but unfortunately most shops were closed and it was too dark to hang around there! Turns out it's better to visit the art zone in the morning. 
  • Agree with many of the reviews that it's worth a visit if you an extra day or on a repeat visit to Beijing and want to get a sense of the newer, commercial art. The galleries represent the current sma...  read more »
  • If you want to get away a little bit from yesterday and the story and want to see tomorrow and from starting everything at some point (because it will definitely start) here is the place. Galleries, artists, free expression, looked for shops and hangouts from the youth of Beijing and not only!
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