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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Henry T
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Thank Henry T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very nice and small neighborhood to walk during a Sunday afternoon you will see the artists doing their own artwork and also copies of famous paintings. The paintings have good prices so if you want to buy some art remember to bring Chinese Yuan because they don't take anything else and it is very hard to find... More 

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1 Thank Laura N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

cosy place. its sens out of time. typical chinese painters and so on. must do ifyou pass near by. i spend a great afternoon there

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2 Thank Switzerstar
Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

great art, love geting lost in the little alley ways and all the artists. We have our favorite spots that we have discovered and they paint amazing works for us - can't beat the price

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2 Thank Adam M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

most of the place is dedicated to making art so its different from art spaces that Ive visited. But the set up is just an experience you have to have. I enjoyed seeing how quickly copies of famous paintings are turned out and then if you walk deeper into the village you can see original art from locals. Go down... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating watching the artists at work. Plus easel makers, canvas stretchers and artist studios. A very special one is in an old traditional building entering through around doorway. A must for any visitor.

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1 Thank Grannytitch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I visited Dafen to shop for paintings for our new house. We found many talented artists, beautiful works and reasonable prices. I love visiting Dafen. I highly recommend stopping in to one of the coffee shop galleries near the main parking lot for an espresso. Great way to decompress after walking through all the small lanes of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I didn't really know what to expect here but it was an amazing place: loads of varied artwork to buy and just look at. It's also really affordable so you might just end up buying a tonne of stuff!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place to pick up art pieces. Bargain unless they say firm. Cute for a half day of walking and shopping. If you have lots of time you can also have paintings made.

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