Although there are many interesting places you could visit in the world, China is really an area that should be on the list. With such a unique culture and so many interesting things to see, it can really be difficult to take it all in over the course of a single trip. If you do visit China and are in Beijing, there is a place that you should see. It is the Beijing 798 Art Zone and it is where many of the artists come together to show what they have to offer.
The primary focus of the 798 Art Zone is on modern art but there are also many other things to see what you are in the area as well. It has much to do with the Chinese culture as well and some of the most famous pieces from modern day artists are on display in one of the galleries or throughout the district. As you stroll around the district, you will find many interesting things to see and do, including some restaurants that are well worth visiting as well. There is much press that surrounds the art zone and it has generated some interest from within China as well as in many other areas around the world. In fact, as of 10 years ago, there were already some 400 different organizations from China and around the world that settled in and began displaying their wares in the zone. Some of those lands included Britain, France, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
There is much to see when you visit the 798 Art Zone, including regular art exhibitions and fashion shows. Although most of the focus is on modern art, there are also other artists that have settled in the area and have become part of the culture. If you are planning a visit to Beijing, then you may want to plan it around one of the art festivals. One of those festivals is during the month of May and the other is in October. They are so popular that you might just bump into someone famous that has flown in to see the exhibits.
There are a number of notable places within the 798 Art Zone and all of the exhibits have something to offer. These few, however, should be part of your trip:
798 Space – If you are going to be coming in for a fashion show, then this venue is where you will likely find yourself. Even if a show is not taking place, it is worth seeing.
798 Photo Gallery – There are a number of unique photographs shown in this gallery, some of which are unlike anything you will see elsewhere in the area.
At Cafe – Although this is not an art exhibit, it is a nice place to sit down and have a great cup of coffee. Skip the Starbucks and try a cup here.
Lord of Salt – If you are looking for some authentic Sichuan flavors, the chef here is from the province. There are many different things to try but all of them are great.
Street Art – It isn’t even necessary to go inside of the exhibits to see some interesting art pieces. There is also plenty happening right out on the street. Take the time to enjoy it.
How to get there – Take Subway Line 14 and get off at Wangjing Nan Station. Get out from Exit B1. Then take bus 403 and get off at Dashanzi Lukou Dong Station or take a taxi to the destination.
Opening Time– from 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. daily.
Although there may be many different things you could do when you are visiting China, a visit to the 798 Art Zone is sure to be a highlight of your trip.