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Dafen Oil Painting Village

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Address: Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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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
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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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Little Art Village

I live within walking distance of Dafen Painting Village (DPV). For me, it is a relaxing tour through an Oil Painting Museum. I am not in the habit of buying art, so I can't tell... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Shenzhen, China
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the best oil painting exhibitions places I've ever been to! You can expect to find over 500 different kinds of paintings ranging from grandmasters to amateur students, all great looking though.

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Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live within walking distance of Dafen Painting Village (DPV). For me, it is a relaxing tour through an Oil Painting Museum. I am not in the habit of buying art, so I can't tell you about buying art. But DPV probably has a hundred art boutiques. They range in quality from high brow to upstairs in the back attic.... More 

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Thank jonminer
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dafen Oil Painting Village is a bit of a trek from the city center, but it's totally worth it. We loved it so much, we went back a second time just a few days later. I've decorated my home with many oil paintings that were purchased here. The area is cool, as are the shops. I recommend getting your bargaining... More 

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Thank ChrispyTacos
Shenzhen
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

most of the place is copy art... you can find great painters replicas and better to bargain. Also, have some studios of Chinese artists and I find that part of it more interesting. It's a good place for painting material shopping, also have a couple of good cafes. Altogether it is a good place to spend an afternoon with friends... More 

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Thank meltembostanci
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This village offers everything from copies of the masters to unique, original artworks across a range of styles. Find something you like or, take a photo of your favourite thing and have one of the artists recreate it it any style!

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Thank GetGav
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was brought to this place by a friend who lives in shenzhen. we wandered about the streets and found a couple of quirky cafes hidden on the 2nd level of a few buildings. Great place to just have a coffee and watch artist painting, some of which were painting huge (wall size) elaborate paintings of china's scenery. Compared to the... More 

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

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 

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Lawrencetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

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!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 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 

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