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Dafen Oil Painting Village

Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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It's the art haven

A bit far from where we are but this place is a must go to in Shenzhen. Paintings done by amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Monette P
Shenzhen, China
The artist enclave. Don't miss it.

There is a picturesque enclave in Shenzhen, China with lanes filled with colorful brushstrokes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A bit far from where we are but this place is a must go to in Shenzhen. Paintings done by amazing humble artists! You could see them doing it and watch with amusement. Went here to have our grandparents wedding black and white picture be...More

Thank Monette P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a picturesque enclave in Shenzhen, China with lanes filled with colorful brushstrokes, artistic expression, and scents of drying paint. It is easy to get dreamily lost here among the classic, impressionist, and abstract art that pours out of Dafen Village. Dafen village was...More

Thank Clipton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing to see all the artist diligently working on the art. Although I did not buy anything, I will be back again. Some incredible art

Thank mrbrentharris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dafen is definitely worth a visit. Whether looking for something to hang on your walls or just looking, it’s mind boggling. What I didn’t expect was how many framers there were. If you have something you need to frame, drop it off first thing in...More

1  Thank SharynWLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the kind of place you would expect to find in such a modern and bustling place as Shenzhen, but it was indeed a nice surprise. Of course, very few paintings were worth buying, but you can find good art material for extremely cheap prices,...More

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many artists to visit with genuine talent. For us a great place to shop for a souvenir With a bit of difference Original prints are painted on canvas and can be rolled and kept safe in a tube.

Thank RoyOz2016
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Whether you are looking for a reproduction of a famous painting (quality varies widely) or are looking to commission a painting yourself, this is definitely worth the time. For as little as $20USD, one can walk away with a very nice quite large oil painting...More

Thank jpyrek
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Best Place for Painting lovers. Great place to pick up art pieces. Here you can find a lot of 'copies' of well-known paintings and original art. accessible by Taxin Bus and Metro Subway Line 3. Near to Dafen Metro Station

Thank jalthar
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This place shall not be recommended. All you see is painters duplicating originals. Cop copy copy. No creativity, no culture. I have seen more creative artists in small villages across China than in dafen. And I am not talking about the liters of solvent thrown...More

Thank juliens516
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had limited time in Shenzhen but our daughter wanted us to arrange for a couple of paintings from the Dafen Artist Village. We took a taxi from Dongman to the village - only a few dollars. We set out to find an artist who...More

Thank Trevor B
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Rafael D
5 December 2017|
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Response from P T | Reviewed this property |
Go ahead
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
Andi E
26 May 2017|
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Response from jalthar | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I can you. As I am living near Dafen