1 The 798 Art Zone is named after a factory which was built in
2 It is famous for its unique art exhibition and special creation
workshop. Now the 798 Art Zone has become one of the new landmarks
of Beijing Urban Culture.
3 In 2003, the 798 Art Zone was awarded as “one of the top 22 most
famous landmarks throughout the world” by American Time Magazine.
The 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.
As the factory was designed by some German experts, it had an
architecture style, which was called “Bauhaus” (Its main design
ideal is bringing the technical and aesthetic property of new
materials and new structure into effect; designing simply and
composing pictures vividly with flexibility). Attracted by the
unique architectural style and vast spaces, more and more artists
and designers began to trickle in and settle their workshops there
They make full use of its original style and transform them into
unique art exhibition centers and creation workshops. Now Beijing
798 Art Zone gathers a number of celebrities of art and culture in
fashion. Many international art exhibitions are held there. It has
received extensive attention from all over the world in recent
Now it is one of the landmarks of Beijing Urban Culture.
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, artist studios,
etc. Besides these cultural institutions, there are clubs,
restaurants, bookstores, yoga centers, etc.
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
Opening Time: from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. everyday.