Ocula City Guide Beijing Beijing's energetic art scene has enjoyed recent international recognition and its coming of age is reflected in the plethora of outstanding artistic establishments in operation. Dashanzi district is a thriving cultural hub, and home to the world famous Factory 798, while Chaochangdi boasts internationally recognised galleries and artist studios, including the studio of Ai Weiwei. A pivotal cultural outpost in Beijing, the Ullen's Center has brought important international and local artists to the Beijing public, while consolidating the city's extensive history of artistic output.
A detail of the National Stadium (known as the 'Bird's Nest) in Beijing. Designed and built for the 2008 Olympics.