A guide to local favorites in the 798 district
- By Yifan Zhang
- Photos by Yan Cong
The number 798 was the reference code for a factory, but now this ex-industrial site is the most contracted contemporary art zone in Asia and perfect for gallery-hopping. In recent years, shops and restaurants have flourished here, so many visitors just come for a good time. As a result, some of the more serious galleries close their doors or put out a sign to charge entrance fees, but you can knock and say you want to visit. Few will actually charge you. If you explore here, note that commercial galleries are closed Mondays.