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Address: Nanmen West Street, Shenzhen 518120, China
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Phone Number: 0755-84319269
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Dapeng Fortress, and the 600-year-old ancient town that it protects, is one...

Dapeng Fortress, and the 600-year-old ancient town that it protects, is one of Shenzhen’s most hallowed historical treasures. The fortress was the site of one of the key battles in the country’s infamous opium wars. Though it takes awhile to get to, it’s worth the effort.

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Well worth the journey...Don't hesitate. DO IT. We drove and spent 2 days.

ShenZhen is not known for its preservation of history, but the trip to DaPeng was worth it. DaPeng Fortress is a Ming Dynasty (c1390) walled-town that is in suprisingly great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2016
Jeff B
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

ShenZhen is not known for its preservation of history, but the trip to DaPeng was worth it. DaPeng Fortress is a Ming Dynasty (c1390) walled-town that is in suprisingly great shape. About an hour out of ShenZhen proper, through a few "mountain" tunnels. We visited in the off-season (January). We spent the night in the beach side part of town... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Fantastic architecture over 600 years old. The fortress was built to defend the eastern areas of Shenzhen and Hong Kong against Japanese pirates. The signage is not great so I suggest you do some homework before you visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Interesting place to visit on the out skirts of Shenzhen. Lots of little shops and places to eat. The people are very friendly. A little touristy but the buildings are great to see and photo.

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Kuching
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We went to Dapeng Fotress using public transport. We took bus E11 from Shenzhen North station, but there was no English signage at Shenzhen North station indicating where to take bus. Ticket cost a mere ¥10, traffic was smooth, it was midday and weekday. Bus E11 (Shenzhen North-Da Peng town) took us 1 hour and 15 minutes only. From there,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Dapeng has been closely linked to Hong Kong as it leads the marine force around this area during the late Qing Dynasty. It has been closed linked with Opium War, and you must come here if you want to know more. And different from other spots in Shenzhen, this is a much more peaceful place to wander around. Do recommend... More 

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Tianjin, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The DaPeng peninsula has been the best summer time trip that I've ever had in China so far. The beautiful beaches at XiChong and just outside of the DaPeng fortress made for a relaxing trip. The fortress itself was really a highlight and since our hostel was inside the fortress, we had plenty of time to spent wandering around the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Dapeng fortress a couple of months ago with NineXplorers from Hong Kong. That was a really great experience combining culture, historical.perspective and fun with friends. When visiting a site like this it is always better to be provided with the historical insight and NineXplorers provided a very nice and detailed understanding of the importance of this site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Simply put, the Best attraction close to Shenzhen! It is a real fortress, really old and there are people actually living within the fortress perimeter. The place is next to a nuclear power plant on the very same road! You must visit Dapeng.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Located by the coast of Dapeng Bay, this hard to get to cultural place is perfect for a getaway weekend. An interesting mix of modern and old culture; typically old building exterior are being invaded by modern shops and bustling with commercial activiities. One would not be short of activities besides sight-seeing. There are also hostels around the Fortress and... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

While the trip can easily be two hours, the visit made a nice change in our week of business meetings. There isn't much in the way of signs in english, but we enjoyed just walking around the centuries-old streets and buildings. The nearby temple is also worth a visit.

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