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798 Art Zone, Beijing

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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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  • It is a Beijing area not included in the tourist circuits and I knew through some blogs and guides. I went in metro and became an Uber drive. Is something remote from the Center, in a neighborhood occupied in the years 50 by factories of products electronic and others. The first building in transforming is was a factory that was in the number 798. Hence the name. The streets of this district are used as a large exhibition centre. Number of sculptures, the most diverse styles, very curious ones, beautiful other, give to this neighborhood a very attractive and particular atmosphere. Starting from the year 2002 is installed here numerous Studios, galleries of art and business of design. There are many restaurants with terraces, where eating pleasantly and walk. Highly recommended.
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  • I went to 798 Art Zone over Christmas ! There was so much to see! Notwithstanding the poor air condition, we could not hold walking from one exhibitions or shops to another. The place was enormous and...  more »
  • Dont expect to go there and find some kind of true underground culture. It's kind of like Camden Town in London : you can find some interesting things and people, but mostly tourists. There are a lot ...  more »