Traveler's Guide to the 798 Art District in Beijing

China, Beijing Guide (B): Traveler's Guide to the 798 Art District in Beijing

Every trip to Beijing definitely includes the top attractions like the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. However, there is an area of Beijing that might be the most underrated tourist destination in the city: the 798 Art District. This wonderful hidden gem offers you a unique insight into modern China, which is more than enough reason to include it to your Beijing itinerary!

The 798 Art District in Beijing lies in the northeast of the city, in the direction of Beijing International Airport. The art zone received its unique name from the 798 Bauhaus style factory built in the 1950s by North China Wireless Joint Equipment. After they abandoned the factory in the 2000s, artists, architects and designers were attracted by the unique style of the building and found their creative paradise in this area. Today, the 798 Art District in Beijing is a flourishing, modern area with countless independent art galleries, shops, and artsy cafés and restaurants. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Traveler's Guide to the 798 Art District in Beijing
Guide Location: China » Beijing
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Forbidden City   Temple of Heaven   Summer Palace   798 Art District   UCCA   798 Space   Galleria Continua   Beijing Commune   Pace Beijing   Faurschou Foundation Beijing  
Author: Linda Dunsmore
Read it on author's website: http://lindagoeseast.com/2019/02/07/travelers-guide-to-the-798-art-district-in-beijing/

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