Discover the 798 Art District

For a view of a different side to modern China during your stay in Beijing, try a visit to the 798 Art District at Dashanzi, a testament to the creativity of modern-day China. Originally a fairly desolate area of state-owned factories, since 2002 the area has been transformed into a lively art and culture community. The factories have been converted into large and exciting arts and performance spaces, allowing for a wide variety of artistic endeavours to take place. There is a ‘Soho-esque’ vibe to the area, yet it is still uniquely Chinese in nature. 798 Art District is an important hub for urban creativity and there are many galleries, workshops, performance areas and cafes to be explored in the area.

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