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“Dafen Oil Painting Village”

Dafen Oil Painting Village
Ranked #6 of 506 things to do in Shenzhen
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Visited in Dec. 2012. Interesting place to shop for copies of original art masterpieces. Allow 2 hours for this Village of artists. Nothing really special, but a nice place if you have a free morning.

1  Thank peter185
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"artists painting"
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"art supplies"
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"van gogh"
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"art lovers"
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"original works"
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"buy art"
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"beautiful paintings"
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"rows and rows"
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"interesting place"
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"local artists"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We visited on Chinese New Year. The museum was open, but none of the shops were. Was nice to walk around an almost deserted section of town looking in the windows, but we'll definitely go back on the next trip while things are open to get the full experience.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

This is an interesting half day out where you can go and view some local talent ... Some of the places have a nice man painting live which is always a fun watch!

1  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

...but you can walk away with the exhibits! If you love art (or even if you just tolerate it), Dafen is a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Artists are perched out on the streets, where you can watch them on an original work or on a Van Gogh. Inside the myriad of shops, feel free to haggle over your favorite finds. You're sure to walk away with a new treasure!

1  Thank Angela B
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Another eye opener, the whole village is just rows and rows of art gallery, you can get your portrait done at the same time.

Thank Yuncai
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