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Shenzhen Dapeng Fortress

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Dapeng Fortress, and the 600-year-old ancient town that it protects, is one of Shenzhen’s most hallowed historical treasures. The fortress was the site of one of the key battles in the country’s infamous opium wars. Though it takes awhile to get to...more
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Dapeng St, Longgang Dist, Shenzhen 518120, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a few hours wandering around Dapeng Fortress & it was so pleasant. There are a ton of cool, kitschy shops & plenty of places to eat, drink, & be merry. As far as the actual history you'll be able to absorb, there are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KaylaKersey
Reviewed 31 January 2019

first time to see Chinese building, it is very impressed, it is a peaceful place but a little big far.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oliverjac
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a neat place to visit. A small warning, it will take about 2 hours from downtown to get there. Also, all signs are in Chinese so you might want to go with a Chinese friend.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Dapeng fortress is about an hour by taxi from Shenzhen train station (Lo wu). However it is worth spending a day in this place. The fortress and the houses there are worth a visit. Inside the walled city, there are some signs to guide you....More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed 22 February 2018

The fortress is amazing. It was crazy busy since we went during Chinese New Year but, were still able to experience the quiet back streets. There are old wells throughout the complex that still have water in them that can be pulled up with buckets....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Disneynut23013
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

About an hour drive from the hui hotel in the city but taxis are cheap in China. There is a nice view on the way. The fortress is really an ancient town with nice alleys to explore. You can enter houses and look around. I...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank sw0000
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place gives you a feel of old world China without having to venture far from Shenzhen. Plenty of eating options and souvenir shops. Quiet walks in the back streets are enjoyable. The flesh nibbling fish tanks are not to be missed. As long as...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank RoyOz2016
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I spent a half day here wandering around the ancient walled city of Dapeng. It's a great variety of large courtyards to narrow street alleys with temples tucked in-between places. I believe this place is still inhabited, as the drying laundry and mailboxes indicate. Only...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank BatsInHair
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I visited the Ancient Walled City of Dapeng for about 2 hours on a Thursday morning. The entrance was free. The main entrance leads to a path that slopes slightly uphill towards a grand courtyard. It is not wheelchair friendly. On the day that I...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cord-69
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is a decent attraction. Get to see what traditional life would have been like. Nice architecture. Little shops and restaurants. Warning if you are a foreigner you will be stared at. Really out of the way location. But very clean air.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Joe_Macpherson04
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