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10 Aug 2014

798 Art Zone Beijing Part 4, Beijing

Beijing [北京] • 10 AUGUST 2014
798 Art Zone is located in the northeast part of Beijing City, it is named after a factory, which was built in the 1950s. It was once occupied by some state-owned enterprises such as 798 Factory, Beijing North China Wireless Joint Equipment Factory, and so on. 

It covers an area of more than 600,000 square meters, and from east to west it starts from Jiuxianqiao Road (酒仙桥路) and ends at Beijing—Baotou Railway. It covers Jiuxianqiao North Road in its north and ends in Jiangtai Road.

Walking in the 798 Art Zone, visitors can feel the contrast of the present with the past. On one side are the mottled redbrick walls with slogans of different ages; on another side are the scattered orderly industrial plants and crisscross pipelines. Uniformed workers and fashion visitors on the street form unique scenery. History and reality, industry and the arts perfectly merge together there. This is the 798 Art Zone.

It takes nearly 40 minutes for a rough visit to the 798 Art Zone. At present, there are more than 100 cultural institutions within one square kilometer, including publishing houses, architecture design companies, clothes design companies, interior design companies, music and movie producing companies and artist studios, etc. Besides these cultural institutions, there are clubs, restaurants, bookstores and yoga centers, etc.

Travel Essentials
How to Get There: Beijing 798 Art Zone is located at No.4, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District (北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路4号). Visitors can take city bus line 401, 402, 403, 418, 420, 405, 909, 955, 991, 988 and 445 to get there.
Opening Time: from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. everyday.
Articles Credited to ChinaHighlights


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