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Dafen Oil Painting Village

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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately we visited the week following Chinese New Year and didn't realise that most places (including restaurants) would all still be closed, so there wasn't as much as normal to look around. But the advantage of that meant that it was also a lot quieter...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank carinamilligan
Reviewed 5 days ago

For my was a really amazing surprise , my friends in Shenzhen recomended several times to go there but always do not have time to go ...This time I went and the spend nearly 5 hours that were like five minutes... you cannot imagin how...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank P6scu6l
Reviewed 1 week ago

The smell of oil paint hangs heavy in the air. Full of all types of all types of painting from kitsch to artful copies to original clever works. The gallery is well worth visiting but has odd opening hours and has periods of being closed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paulmI5108FI
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a few hours wandering Dafen Art Village in January. It was the week before Chinese New Year and I didn't realize that workers tend to take 2-3 weeks off. About half the stalls were closed, but it was still totally worth it. Hundreds...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank N6975QCdank
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ample Art works depending on your budget from cheap too expensive. Spend the day. Get there by Metro / Subway.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Huangziyou
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We went with our 10, 12, and 15 year olds. It was fun to walk around and see all the artists at work. Bought our first original piece of art. We would like to go back and buy more.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank beachmomlaguna
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

A good place to lookout for art materials. Many choices and prices are very competitive. Glad to view many original artworks at the art museum.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kelifong
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Highly recommend going to Dafen make sure you hire an English/mandarin speaking guide We used Albert he was fantastic as we had portraits done and he was able to explain to the artist what we liked. I have included his website plus he is also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Apparently, Dafen supplied 60% of the world's copies of famour oil paintings, although this has changed in recent years. It was the last place on our list of places to see so we arrived in the evening: everything was dark and we had a problem...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ggreendd
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

It is easy to get to the painting village by metro. They have many different paintings which they can ship anywhere in the world. There are also lots of coffee shops where you can get a drink.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Hi there. I went during the day (allow two hours to stroll around and shop) and returned long before 7 p.m. Unfortunately, I have no idea what time the painters/ artists are around until. Perhaps some are at their easels... More
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