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Dafen Oil Painting Village

Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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Nice place to spend a relaxing afternoon.

Dafen village is a place where you can meander and watch people paint multiple pictures in next to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MBSA2005
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Shenzhen, China
via mobile
Good copies of original works for your walls at home!

DaFen Oil Painting Village Take Metro to DaFen The walk to Dafen Oil Painting Village is about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Orange3J
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Singapore, Singapore
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“art supplies” (12 reviews)
“original art” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dafen village is a place where you can meander and watch people paint multiple pictures in next to no time. If you are an artist it is the perfect place to get supplies. You can also find are coffee shops and bars around if you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DaFen Oil Painting Village Take Metro to DaFen The walk to Dafen Oil Painting Village is about 5minutes. Many shops big and small selling paintings. Many are copies of famous works though there are some originals ... mostly abstract art. There are shops selling art...More

Thank Orange3J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to walk a distance from subway to reach this place. You can see artist painting sceneries from either a picture or handphone. There is a nice teahouse with lots of handmade pottery on display.

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bought many paintings from DAFEN OIL PAINTING VILLAGE. These artists are excellent and the management knows how to take care of its clients. Great job. Happy repeat customer.

Thank Robert G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We set out one day just to ride the subway to see Dafen Oil Painting Village. It was quite a long ride on the train but well worth the ride. You can expect to see a very real view of rural life in China. Bamboo...More

1  Thank Carla K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with our friends on travel from France to seek for talents, color, traditional and trendy arts ... we were completely under the charm of the Museum (free entrance) and got lost in all the narrow streets where you will see painter, sculptures,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This village is like an open- air factory, but will little alleyways where I saw an artist painting with one hand, looking at the image on a mobile phone held in the other hand. Interspersed are many small shops selling paintings , also a framing...More

1  Thank Jackie M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dafen Oil Painting Village is easily accessible by metro and worth a visit.The village is not big and the paintings are well done though they are mostly copies.We could not resist buying two small ones as souvenirs.They were well wrapped and we brought them safely...More

1  Thank BlueDolphin9
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Oil painting area is an amazing area for art lovers. It's not easy to find and in 200 meter there is no sign of that. When you get inside the street, you will find some masters who are making masterpiece. Some fake works could be...More

1  Thank Mehdi_Farrokh
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Developers are closing in on this charming place where you can see artists painting in the alleyways. See it before it's gone. You can also buy all kinds of art here, or order it to your liking.

Thank star33p
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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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staceypag
25 November 2017|
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Response from Trevor B | Reviewed this property |
I am not an artist. You would have to communicate with an artist in the village and that will be a problem with language as they only speak Chinese. If you can have someone translate and write in Chinese it may be possible... More
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Andi E
27 May 2017|
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Response from jalthar | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I can you. As I am living near Dafen
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