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Dafen Oil Painting Village

Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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Some very talented artists-

Just a few blocks beyond WalMart and down some stairs leads to a world apart from norm! There are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
San Diego, California
via mobile
Turn left beyond Walmart and a strange world emerges

We took the Shenzhen Metro to Dafen and were bemused to follow the directions we had been given... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just a few blocks beyond WalMart and down some stairs leads to a world apart from norm! There are dozens of artists all busy making copies of the original works of others; there are dozens of framing shops to make your purchase look terrific on...More

Thank baldeagle46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Shenzhen Metro to Dafen and were bemused to follow the directions we had been given - go beyond Walmart and turn left. In the alleyways there are artists painting everything from fantastic copies of classic calligraphy to paint by number classics. Most...More

Thank StaffordSteve49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This artist area of the city is so much fun to visit. You can see copies of great master painters, originals, copies from photos or buy a range of art materials to use. The little street are quaint but hot in the summer as every...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Had a wonderful day in this village -- seeing artists at work and never knowing what lies around the next corner. The art supply shops were also very helpful.

Thank DeannaVG
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It's a place in shenzhen where a large number of artist community live together You can almost all type of paintings there It's not in downtown There is paintings from cheap to very expensive Wide range of paintings and handicrafts Regards Vk

Thank DITSVK2016
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

An absolute must do when visiting Shenzen. Amazing to watch the artists at work. Prices vary depending on what you are looking for. I have an artist that does all my paintings. I email the photo from Australia and when he is finished he posts...More

8  Thank Viccam59
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

First visited 15 years ago. Many studios then and you can talk to the copiers. Now just shops full of copies but some originals. Only 1 in 20 has anything of interest. They now do a lot of online business.

1  Thank Tony C
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Getting there (location): Take the metro to Dafen. Dafen metro station is about 15mins from Laojie metro station. Then exit A and walk past the Walmart on your left. It will be a left turn into a street with a signpost saying Oil Painting Street....More

2  Thank Glimbs
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience a genuine piece of Shenzhen that is off the usual path, be sure to set aside a few hours to walk through this large village that is tucked away in a corner of the city. To begin with, there is...More

5  Thank RalphH42
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It is a interesting place to visit and see the artists producing the oil paintings in a "conveyor" mode. There are dozens of them , some work in studios , some in open air. The paintings are outstanding and look like the famous originals. They...More

Thank rcharit
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Andi E
Hey everyone! I'm an art student and a filmmaker and i'm currently making a short documentary on the Dafen oil painting village. Therefore I am looking for people who have been to Dafen, bought a painting there and who are interested in giving me an interview about their experiences. I' currently in Hongkong so if you're nearby please contact me, I would really appreciate it.
27 May 2017|
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Any idea how long it takes to have your digital picture converted into an oil painting? Just small sized frame of maybe around 10*15inch or similar.
28 April 2017|
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Response from Henry T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but never had anything done like that.
Are there known local freight forwarders for framed works from Dafen to Australia? Thanks
22 April 2017|
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