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Dafen Oil Painting Village

Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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This place is just the best

You can't beat it. I can spend hours and hours here. These are some of the best copycat artists... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2016
Brad J
Xining, China
Hard to find but good seeing

This place offers wide range of art on sale / commission. The quality is from abysmal to good. You... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2016
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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Reviewed June 16, 2016

You can't beat it. I can spend hours and hours here. These are some of the best copycat artists you will ever see. They can replicate anything. There is some pretty good original stuff too and it's fascinating to see the different styles of all...More

Thank Brad J
Reviewed June 12, 2016

This place offers wide range of art on sale / commission. The quality is from abysmal to good. You can watch artists at work, buy art materials, have painting framed or just roam around and admire the works on display.

Thank MarciTravels
Reviewed June 9, 2016

I visited Dafen Oil Painting Village and expected to be bored but to my surprise this village of painters and artists is actually quite interesting. With all the different paintings from replicas of famous paintings to Chinese paintings and modern paintings. Really beautiful, talented and...More

Thank Flaming_Sword2015
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Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I loved visiting this Dafen Oil Painting village. By subway from Ocean World it took about an hour and a half to get there. Exit the subway at the Dafen exit and walk towards Walmart, then continue walking past Walmart and a little further you...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2016

The place was easy to find: take the train to Dafen station on the Longgang Line, and take exit A2. You will see a Wal-mart in the distance and walk in that direction. When you pass by a small Gong-Cha booth, you will see a...More

2  Thank Bluedew
Reviewed May 24, 2016

I really enjoyed visiting this place, strolling from one shop to the other. I spent a wonderful afternoon visiting the Dafen village. It is really great to see all those busy painters. Quality is very variable but there are some great stuff to bring back.

Thank Bustravel88
Reviewed May 22, 2016

A place where you can get Van Gogh replicas for less than $50 each. There are also many other replicas while some are original artwork. Art supplies are also available. There is also an art museum which entrance is fee of charge. Take the metro...More

Thank ournomadicwayoflife
Reviewed May 8, 2016

it's an interesting little village with lived painting, good street food, good ambience, it's worth a visit

Thank bdube
Reviewed May 3, 2016

You will be blown away with the talent that is within these streets when it comes to the oil paintings they produce. The best thing to do is make sure you go to the small gaps between the main walk ways. This is where you...More

2  Thank Martin C
Reviewed May 2, 2016

what a sweet little village. i found a lovely silk clothing shop with lovely clothes. Not very busy. Take your phone with an app to translate the language or make sure you can speak the local language.

Thank Anne R
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Andi E
Hey everyone! I'm an art student and a filmmaker and i'm currently making a short documentary on the Dafen oil painting village. Therefore I am looking for people who have been to Dafen, bought a painting there and who are interested in giving me an interview about their experiences. I' currently in Hongkong so if you're nearby please contact me, I would really appreciate it.
May 26, 2017|
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Response from StaffordSteve49 | Reviewed this property |
Afraid I'm back in UK
Any idea how long it takes to have your digital picture converted into an oil painting? Just small sized frame of maybe around 10*15inch or similar.
April 28, 2017|
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Response from Henry T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but never had anything done like that.