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Dafen Oil Painting Village

Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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A Wonderful Day Exploring Dafen Oil Painting Village

The Dafen Oil Painting Village is a great place to explore during your visit to Shenzhen. Plan to... read more

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westeddy54
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Dafen Oil Painting Village (Dafen Village), one of Shenzhen's famous attractions

Dafen Oil Painting Village (Dafen Village), one of Shenzhen's famous attractions, was originally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
szlghq
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Shenzhen, China
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“original art” (13 reviews)
“art supplies” (12 reviews)
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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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"interesting place"
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Reviewed yesterday

The Dafen Oil Painting Village is a great place to explore during your visit to Shenzhen. Plan to spend at least an afternoon if not the whole day exploring. It is easily accessible via public transportation. It was originally an Hakka village. Now the ancient...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dafen Oil Painting Village (Dafen Village), one of Shenzhen's famous attractions, was originally one of many Hakka villages in Shenzhen and has now developed into the world's largest oil production and export base. Most of the houses in the oil painting village are converted from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accessible via Metro, quite a long ride. Many little shops exhibiting paintings. Fakes and originals. Worth a visit for enthusiasts.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely to wander round the streets and take in all the Art. Bought some fantastic pieces at a reasonable price. it is a really interesting visit and worth the time to wander the streets.

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came during Chinese New Year and the place was literally 95% closed, and it was still an awesome day. I found a female artist who painted a portrait of a young Mao. (I bought it. Only $50 US. An amazing value.) I paid an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can catch a taxi from Louhu or the metro. Half a day wandering, admiring, perhaps buying some art and having a coffee in a rustic, trendy cafe make for a nice break from the frenetic shopping spree in Shenzhen.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to visit for a day by underground from Hong Kong. interesting place to visit. Lots of painting and good price.

Thank puiman12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many smaller alleys as we venture further into the village where we found interesting and original paintings. Attractive price.

Thank Lifisgood
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bought 10 paintings. Not only fake VAN G. available. A lot of original art, modern and classic style. Place worth to visit.

Thank Artur O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend many hours here - really like the village and have found excellant artists to paint portraits and landscapes at very reasonable prices. There are many good frame shops to get your paintings framed inexpensivley. Also lot sof art suppliers and shops for budding...More

Thank Craig D
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I used an excellent guide who helped me negotiate, and translate for me!
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Week days are less busy,the weekends can get crazy.
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Rafael D
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I do not know how you would contact art students
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