NileGuide Expert Says:
The 798 Space within the 798 Art District is the biggest and most famous collection of art spaces within the area, and is the best place to start any visit. However, it is easy to find new and exciting areas to explore after talking to local and international artists who are friendly and enthusiastic to share their works.
No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road/Chaoyang District
Dashanzi Art District
The 798 Art District at Dashanzi is a testament to the creativity of modern 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.