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Dafen Oil Painting Village

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Dafen Oil Painting Village

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Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112 China
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james wrote a review Apr 2020
Shenzhen, China2 contributions
There are some interesting things to do here, like get a painting class. Watch Artisans at work. But you have to spend a little time walking around and stopping in places. Somethings are not so obvious at first glance.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Bruce G wrote a review Mar 2020
Portimao, Portugal521 contributions164 helpful votes
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Dafen is where we go to relax, to buy art and art supplies, to walk, to see artists in action, to enjoy the architecture and the street vibe. There are art shops as far as the eye can see, workshops that do framing, printing and block mounting. The silk thread art is extraordinary but the oils and watercolors are why people go there. The original work is impressive but the reproductions are what make Dafen for me. Hand painted reproductions that are excellent but do not pretend to be anything other than reproductions.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Anne1952KualaLumpur wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Lumpur23 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place to visit and see so many oil painting shops - time constraint - will go again - hopefully during my next trip.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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LavenEileen wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions2 helpful votes
A big village surrounded with shops with all kinds of natural art and paintings. Most of the shops are owned by the artists who sell their own paintings
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Date of experience: October 2019
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MintLeafSG wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore90 contributions17 helpful votes
If you are into any form of painting, be it water, oil or plain sketching, you should visit this place. It consists of a number of rows of shophouses but the real action is in the alleys where you can find the artists at work or people paying for a lesson. There are also shops selling painting and art supplies.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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