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things to do near dafen

can anyone suggest good places to see near dafen village. i am going for a two day visit with my wife and ten month old son. thanks

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1. Re: things to do near dafen

Dafen village is not a village. It is an area of 2-3 streets in Shenzhen that focusses on paintings.

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2. Re: things to do near dafen

There is a Metro Station at Dafen so you can go anywhere in SZ.

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3. Re: things to do near dafen

Dafen has more than 2-3 streets. Where exactly do you go?

Yes, there is a Metro station now. You can go to other places easily. Also by taxi, it is not a long ride.

What are "good places" for you?

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4. Re: things to do near dafen

Ok, maybe it's four. The point is, it is not a village, not even a district.

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Dafen is not a village. It's a place that gathered a lot of painters and paintings here. If by simply walk, normally 10 minutes from side to side. If you focus on this, maybe take some time.

It's quite near to Dongmeng or Huaqianbei for shopping, by taxi or by Metro.

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Dafen is near Huaqiang Bei like Luohu Port is near OCT - it isn't. Unless you call everything on a metro station near everything else on a metro station. This city is geographically big and it takes a bit of time to move around.

Jean-Pierre has the idea of it though - it isn't worth staying around Dafen for more than the couple of hours it takes to walk around the small area they call a village. There are more interesting things to do in Luohu, Futian, Nanshan, and Yantian.

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What are a few interesting things to see "off the beaten track" away from the tourists - but interesting all the same. We wont be travelling with kids so we don't want to go to the theme parks. thanks

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8. Re: things to do near dafen

MissMD, is your question about the area around Dafen?

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Dafen is well known for painting.

There is a big scientific park, about 8 km from it.

Here is the website: http://www.szbg.org/english/. And there you will find the biggest Buddhism temple of the city, named as Hong Fa Shi.

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There are theme parks that aren't "kid centric". You will probably enjoy Splendid China. I did. A lovely spot in the middle of the city. They have miniatures of all of the important cultural and historical sites in China. But the most interesting part to me was the recreation of the housing of the different ethnic groups in China. You could easily do it in a few hours.

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And I agree that Dafen is interesting, but will just be an hour or so to see it. Make sure to see the embroidered pictures! Simply amazing craftsmanship.

Another interesting area is the Ancient City tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g297415-d1…

OCT Bay is a nice upscale shopping/dining area, but expensive.

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