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798 Art District

Workers play soccer during their lunch break near a building covered in graffiti.

798 Art District

November 21, 2012

The 798 Art District, located in the eastern outskirt of Beijing, is often compared to New York City's Greenwich Village. It is a thriving community of about 400 galleries, shops and restaurants on the eastern edge of Beijing housed in a complex of former electronics factories built with the help of East Germany in the 1950s.