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Dafen Oil Painting Village

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A Great & Memorable "day trip"...

As the name suggests, this village specialises in "works of art". It started out about 25 years... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mark D
Penang Island, Malaysia
More than just shopping

Dafen village worth a visit, and 1/2 day is sufficient to walk around and even have a snack... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
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“original art”(13 reviews)
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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Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thrilling, enchanting and full of fun. Great artists - cheap knock-offs and a nice meander through the town. Quite easy to get there by train from Shenzhen. It is worth a trip and the artists are quite pleasant - it is not one of those...More

1  Thank NasCee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As the name suggests, this village specialises in "works of art". It started out about 25 years ago with only 20 artists... and due to demand from visitors/travellers as well as from Around the World there are now estimated to be over 1800 artists--- mostly...More

2  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. You will see modern paintings, old master's repros, sculptures ... You name it, it's here. I'm sure 80% of the artwork you buy anywhere in the world originates from this village. It's worth a visit ... It's hard to walk away...More

2  Thank V R
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

If you want to have communication with local resident, you must come here. Talk about history and local food. They have coffee shop and chinesse best food

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Dafen village worth a visit, and 1/2 day is sufficient to walk around and even have a snack - traditional food and some local delicacies, such as durian, are on offer. Very simple to get with the metro. From the metro, it’s about 10 min...More

3  Thank nesTravel2003
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the Dafen Oil Painting Village. I could get lost walking up and down the laneways looking at replicas of some of the greatest artworks in history. Getting a replica isn't to my taste, but this is China, and China...More

Thank tinmanstreats
Reviewed 14 August 2018

An interesting art district with lots of small galleries and artist accessories. about 10 small lanes took about 45 minutes to walk. Could have spent a lot more time going into a few of the galleries. They are all quite small.

2  Thank markboyd60
Reviewed 14 August 2018

You can get the stock paintings that they crank out all the time, and you can buy multiples and get a pretty good discount. I bought 5 and paid $100 USD total, so about $20/painting. I also bought a custom portrait painting of myself that...More

2  Thank Michael V
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Looking for a nice fake? Need a painting of your own picture, or just something nice on the wall; a place to go.

Thank Reisende935
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Great place to come and check out stuff. Or to get artwork framed. Or even to buy some. But please make sure do not get ripped off here. Over priced. I mean 100% over price for some art work. So please make your selection wisely....More

7  Thank rwong1117
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4 October 2018|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
The easiest and most efficient way to get to the "Village"/suburb is by subway [which is modern and inexpensive]. The stop is even called "Dafen"... and there will be riders who also can help identify the station. I hope... More
13 September 2018|
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Response from markboyd |
I have never heard of them causing any problems.