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Dafen Oil Painting Village

Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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Great place to visit but not a good place to buy stuff

Great place to come and check out stuff. Or to get artwork framed. Or even to buy some. But please... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
rwong1117
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Shenzhen, China
Arts Galery

Many different master’s art have in there. If you really like arts. You should visit dafen oil... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
shenzhenerr
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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.
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“art supplies” (13 reviews)
“original art” (13 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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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

3  Thank rwong1117
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Many different master’s art have in there. If you really like arts. You should visit dafen oil paint. This place have a history in Shenzhen China. You will feel it when you go there.

2  Thank shenzhenerr
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Be aware that you are not meant to take images of the artists who are working. At the very least you should ask permission or you can also make a purchase. It is lovely to wander through these lanes to see the artists at work...More

1  Thank Daryl S
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Roaming around the narrow streets and alley ways of this village, you will encounter hundreds of Art Shops. The vast variety of topics, styles and techniques used by the artists is simply amazing. It is an experience not to be missed during your stay in...More

Thank Ellen S
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Hundreds of painters creating amazing art. Custom work done for a reasonable price. We had two old photos painted for about 900 RMB. You could send them a digital pic of yourself and let them do a portrait. Or find cheap paintings already framed that...More

Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

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

2  Thank westeddy54
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

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

1  Thank szlghq
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank L B
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

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 11 April 2018 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

1  Thank luckytortoise
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Han Gie K
9 April 2018|
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Response from Craig D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we go without a guide and speak very little Chinese. You can always find an English speaker to help answer questions there in Dafen
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maddalu2018
24 March 2018|
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Response from MBSA2005 | Reviewed this property |
Week days are less busy,the weekends can get crazy.
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Rafael D
6 December 2017|
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Response from Trevor B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know how you would contact art students
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