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Shenzhen Dapeng Fortress

Dapeng St, Longgang Dist, Shenzhen 518120, China
+86 755 8431 9269
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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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Dapeng St, Longgang Dist, Shenzhen 518120, China
+86 755 8431 9269
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This place gives you a feel of old world China without having to venture far from Shenzhen. Plenty of eating options and souvenir shops. Quiet walks in the back streets are enjoyable. The flesh nibbling fish tanks are not to be missed. As long as...More

Thank RoyOz2016
Reviewed September 27, 2017

I spent a half day here wandering around the ancient walled city of Dapeng. It's a great variety of large courtyards to narrow street alleys with temples tucked in-between places. I believe this place is still inhabited, as the drying laundry and mailboxes indicate. Only...More

1  Thank firegrrl2015
Reviewed September 14, 2017

I visited the Ancient Walled City of Dapeng for about 2 hours on a Thursday morning. The entrance was free. The main entrance leads to a path that slopes slightly uphill towards a grand courtyard. It is not wheelchair friendly. On the day that I...More

Thank Cord-69
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a decent attraction. Get to see what traditional life would have been like. Nice architecture. Little shops and restaurants. Warning if you are a foreigner you will be stared at. Really out of the way location. But very clean air.

1  Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Dapeng Ancient Fortress is located in Dapeng Peninsula, Shenzhen. I admire the way they have preserved this ancient city and how close it actually is from the beach. Although I was a bit disappointed about the commercialization going on, it can still be very convenient...More

2  Thank ournomadicwayoflife
Reviewed February 1, 2017

This is a nice old town with traditional Chinese architecture. It almost feels like you're walking through a movie, it doesn't seem real at all. By nightfall it gets very dark in the village, there's very little lighting which actually adds to the whole feel...More

1  Thank Briyonah
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Weather was sunny in the 70s F with a nice breeze. About an hour drive on Didi ride sharing (less than 150 RMB) one way from central Shenzhen heading east. This old fortress city was not too crowded and gave a glimpse of what a...More

2  Thank IVegas
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Here after 1 hour 30 of highway with nice view on the dameisha bay, you will discover this old town and fortress with pleasure. Parking no problem, 10rmb for 4hours ... then start walking and loose yourself on small streets. Prefer to go here in...More

2  Thank tonin92
Reviewed October 10, 2016

This site is a long, LONG way from central Shenzhen. It takes 45-50 minutes to drive there without much traffic on the road, and will cost you between 200 to 350 yuan, depending on the driver. However, it is definitely worth it! It is a...More

3  Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed September 5, 2016

It is easy to get lost in the Old Town. So you should bring a map. If it hadn't been for our Guide, we would have gone astray.

1  Thank Mic L
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