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Dafen Oil Painting Village

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Address: Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
Name/address in local language
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village...

One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village is almost entirely dedicated to painting. Get a self-portrait done or request a freshly-painted Van Gogh or Rembrandt.

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The quality of the painting varies but is is not expensive to get a painting done. Usually, leave a digital photo with the artist and discuss on the details of the painting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wui-Tek K
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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I never saw a place full of painters and paintings, I took pictures of them painting and selling paintings in front of them even there are signs saying no photo... Some of the paintings are out of this world, well I truly believe some are miles better than the Sunflowers, or Potato-eater? I do. Yes, some are just very very... More 

Thank Joseph M
Lawrencetown, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite travel experiences in China. Friends and I ventured into the village during the early evening and got beer from a local convenience store. We walked around until we found a painter we found interesting and would sit and watch them paint. Many people were really receptive to this and would offer us chairs and try to... More 

Thank Ashley D
Tianjin, China
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended to set several hours aside to explore at will and also possibly visiting the museum. Some artists are into copying factory mode while others are truly producing genuine work. There are treasures to be found here!

Thank MLLeclerc
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of the painting varies but is is not expensive to get a painting done. Usually, leave a digital photo with the artist and discuss on the details of the painting. Normally takes at least 4 weeks for the painting to be done. They can mail it to you or can do self collection. Self collection is better since... More 

Thank Wui-Tek K
Beijing, China
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22 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're a owner/buyer/renovator of a restaurant/pub/club/hotel looking for an artpiece to install/hang on in your establishment. This is the place to go. Get all your bulk discounts, of Da Vinci's Sunflower or the Screamer. When I visited, there is literally a woman drawing multiple copies of the Sunflower. It's as good as any Sunflower for the "non-art" people like... More 

Thank ChetLau
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was amazed to visit the village and saw how many Monets and Renoirs and other modern chinese paintings were available for as little as 350 RMB. But most interesting thing was not the coping of old masters but the real artists in the village. For example, paper cutting is a real art form and I was able to see... More 

Thank clubikon
Volmunster, France
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I live 5 months of the year close by the painting village and it is a good visit just to look at what is on offer or for the professionals to buy equipment or painting.

Thank 60max
Rogers, Arkansas, United States
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

The artists are amazing at painting! It is fun to see the pictures being painted and the stores and collections.

Thank Gina P
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Dafen Oil Painting Village was a great surprise. We (4 thirty something year olds) set out to 'have a look' and burn up a few hours on a Sunday. It was the most enjoyable part of Shenzhen to explore. It's a small village, really friendly people. You can find the artists inside doing their thing (painting!). Hints: 1) English is... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

While one can find fault with the factory volumes of art produced one can only be amazed by the scope and quality. One can spend a few good hours walking around. If you are not tempted to buy something I would be amazed. I never fail to pick something up. Problem is that little refreshments are available. Never the less... More 

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