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We’re all about finding the new new and seeking out different experiences, and aside from doing your usual eating, shopping, and visiting tourist destinations, we like to keep things interesting in Beijing. If spending your afternoon visiting artistic spaces sounds right up your alley, then check out the video for some inspiration.

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1. 798 Art Zone

798 Art Zone (or Dashanzi Art District) is a sprawling 230,000 square meter complex filled with galleries, exhibition spaces, artists’ studios, design firms and retail stores like clothing shops and restaurants, and it also happens to be a great place to spend an artsy afternoon.

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2. MoFan Bookstore

MoFan Bookstore is part boutique and part museum.  From “woodblock” printed collections to vintage notebooks from the 1910s, the owner, JiangXun, has done an exceptional job at preserving what some would consider historical artifacts, and curated a selection of rare, vintage poems & literature featuring some of the world’s most inspiring authors.

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Red Gate Gallery

Red Gate Gallery stands alone as the oldest and most respected contemporary art gallery in China. Founded by Brian Wallace in 1991, this breathtaking exhibition space is Beijing’s first private contemporary art gallery.

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Parkview Green Mall

Art is certainly one of Parkview Green’s most distinctive features with over 500 unique artworks displayed on the grounds including one of the largest private collections of paintings by the surrealist Salvador Dali.

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