798 Art Zone
798 Art Zone
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.
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  • BobbyK312
    Beijing, China326 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    plan to spend a full day here!
    I travel a lot and make it a priority to visit museums and galleries in every city. The 798 Art Zone in Beijing doesn't disappoint! it's huge, I'm not even sure you can see it all in one day so I'd definitely plan a return visit. This was my second time here and I still can't wait to go back. Tons of unique galleries with an emphasis on contemporary and modern art, much of it re-imagined traditional Asian and Chinese art. Plenty of restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops to keep your hunger at bay. one horrible disappointment: DO NOT get lured into the "3D Wizard of Oz" exhibit. there's no 3D, the video was stupid and boring and we, along with at least half the audience, walked out. btw, the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit was here. I'm not sure if it's permanent, but I saw it in SF and also here and loved it just as much. Don't miss the opportunity to see it, if not here, somewhere! I'll be back in Beijing in a few months and guarantee I'll be visiting the 798 Art Zone again!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Tommydeee
    Hanmer Springs, New Zealand256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art and Fashion, A Delight.
    The area is absolutely huge. We spent hours and only scratched the surface. A huge I mean huge industrial complex has been converted into shops galleries bars and restaurants. Full of beautifully dressed people, trains, chimneys, steel and concrete housing stunning art to suit all tastes. Or just marvel at some people’s creativity and tastes. Lots of street art too. Spend a day there, immerse yourself in the wonderful art and enjoy a beer or meal people watching. My perfect day.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Leong Chee Sheng
    Singapore, Singapore334 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice space for the artsy vibes!
    This is a huge space dedicated to art scene in Beijing. It's very nice to explore and soak in the vibes. Some down points for us (nothing too serious): - shops there have different opening hours, some open after 2pm, some closed at 4pm etc so our visit at 12pm was awfully awkward as some places are not open - there's not a lot of food options inside so make sure you have some food before coming over - the area is quite far off the metro; I believe the nearest one is under construction, so it was quite a walk into the premise for us, and the cab out was stuck in heavy traffic for a while
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2024
  • TravelerToo
    68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Satisfy Some Artistic Cravings
    Make sure you have plenty of time because this is a large area with tons of galleries, museums, and places to eat. I was there in May and it was warm with not a lot of shade when outside. There are many styles of art and setting is open and friendly. I spent about 5 hours and didn’t see everything I wanted to see. It is a little out of downtown Beijing but worth the effort to het there. I used Didi and it was very reasonable and the fastest and easiest way to get there and back. I highly recommend this art district if you have the time and interest.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 June 2024
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TravelerToo
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Make sure you have plenty of time because this is a large area with tons of galleries, museums, and places to eat. I was there in May and it was warm with not a lot of shade when outside. There are many styles of art and setting is open and friendly. I spent about 5 hours and didn’t see everything I wanted to see. It is a little out of downtown Beijing but worth the effort to het there. I used Didi and it was very reasonable and the fastest and easiest way to get there and back. I highly recommend this art district if you have the time and interest.
Written 2 June 2024
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Leong Chee Sheng
Singapore, Singapore334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a huge space dedicated to art scene in Beijing. It's very nice to explore and soak in the vibes.

Some down points for us (nothing too serious):
- shops there have different opening hours, some open after 2pm, some closed at 4pm etc so our visit at 12pm was awfully awkward as some places are not open
- there's not a lot of food options inside so make sure you have some food before coming over
- the area is quite far off the metro; I believe the nearest one is under construction, so it was quite a walk into the premise for us, and the cab out was stuck in heavy traffic for a while
Written 5 April 2024
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Sharon Y
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Lots of art installation for taking photos, the place is quite huge to visit all at one in an afternoon. With some cafes and eateries, and quite a number of galleries to purchase art piece.
Written 25 December 2023
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Tommydeee
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The area is absolutely huge. We spent hours and only scratched the surface. A huge I mean huge industrial complex has been converted into shops galleries bars and restaurants. Full of beautifully dressed people, trains, chimneys, steel and concrete housing stunning art to suit all tastes. Or just marvel at some people’s creativity and tastes. Lots of street art too. Spend a day there, immerse yourself in the wonderful art and enjoy a beer or meal people watching. My perfect day.
Written 16 September 2023
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hannah
London, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Very cool place, def worth a visit. At least go to one gallery, especially if you're on holiday. Not that hard to find either like i've been reading, just use baidu maps. If anyone's still using google for chinese info that's the problem.
Written 21 August 2023
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BobbyK312
Beijing, China326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
I travel a lot and make it a priority to visit museums and galleries in every city. The 798 Art Zone in Beijing doesn't disappoint! it's huge, I'm not even sure you can see it all in one day so I'd definitely plan a return visit. This was my second time here and I still can't wait to go back. Tons of unique galleries with an emphasis on contemporary and modern art, much of it re-imagined traditional Asian and Chinese art.

Plenty of restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops to keep your hunger at bay.

one horrible disappointment: DO NOT get lured into the "3D Wizard of Oz" exhibit. there's no 3D, the video was stupid and boring and we, along with at least half the audience, walked out.

btw, the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit was here. I'm not sure if it's permanent, but I saw it in SF and also here and loved it just as much. Don't miss the opportunity to see it, if not here, somewhere!

I'll be back in Beijing in a few months and guarantee I'll be visiting the 798 Art Zone again!
Written 7 August 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Lots of amazing memorabilia on exhibit. The Beijing showing began in July and ends in November 2022. Especially exciting for young kids, while also very interesting for adults of all ages.
Written 27 August 2022
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
We went late in the day in December so we only saw a few things and one exhibit. I think this would be a good place for the right person and especially good if you found an exhibit you wanted to see. When we went there was a Man Ray exhibit but it was small and a little overpriced at 150 RMB per person. A bonus for the Man Ray exhibit is that we got a beer coupon for a nearby craft beer bar!

Expect to spend a couple of hours here and I would recommend going in the early afternoon so you get some daylight to wander a bit and find something open that you would like to see. It is easy to Didi here but we found it was tricky to get out of the area.
Written 30 December 2021
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Beckensaur
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Went to Beijing for a business trip. I had only one day free. Decided to see 798 art zone and found it very amusing.
Written 14 October 2021
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AussieChad
Brisbane, Australia312 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
This is an interesting place to wander round. How much you enjoy it will depend on how well you choose which galleries to go in. There is a lot of coffee shops to get a beverage.
Written 20 June 2021
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