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Shenzhen Dapeng Fortress

Dapeng St, Longgang Dist, Shenzhen 518120, China
+86 755 8431 9269
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Walled village is ok

This is a decent attraction. Get to see what traditional life would have been like. Nice... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Joe_Macpherson04
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Shenzhen, China
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History by the Beach

Dapeng Ancient Fortress is located in Dapeng Peninsula, Shenzhen. I admire the way they have... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
ournomadicwayoflife
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Shenzhen, China
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Dapeng Fortress, and the 600-year-old ancient town that it protects, is one of Shenzhen’s most hallowed historical treasures. The fortress was the site of one of the key battles in the country’s infamous opium wars. Though it takes awhile to get to, it’s worth the effort.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Dapeng St, Longgang Dist, Shenzhen 518120, China
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is a decent attraction. Get to see what traditional life would have been like. Nice architecture. Little shops and restaurants. Warning if you are a foreigner you will be stared at. Really out of the way location. But very clean air.

1  Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Dapeng Ancient Fortress is located in Dapeng Peninsula, Shenzhen. I admire the way they have preserved this ancient city and how close it actually is from the beach. Although I was a bit disappointed about the commercialization going on, it can still be very convenient...More

2  Thank ournomadicwayoflife
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a nice old town with traditional Chinese architecture. It almost feels like you're walking through a movie, it doesn't seem real at all. By nightfall it gets very dark in the village, there's very little lighting which actually adds to the whole feel...More

Thank Briyonah
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Weather was sunny in the 70s F with a nice breeze. About an hour drive on Didi ride sharing (less than 150 RMB) one way from central Shenzhen heading east. This old fortress city was not too crowded and gave a glimpse of what a...More

2  Thank IVegas
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Here after 1 hour 30 of highway with nice view on the dameisha bay, you will discover this old town and fortress with pleasure. Parking no problem, 10rmb for 4hours ... then start walking and loose yourself on small streets. Prefer to go here in...More

2  Thank tonin92
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This site is a long, LONG way from central Shenzhen. It takes 45-50 minutes to drive there without much traffic on the road, and will cost you between 200 to 350 yuan, depending on the driver. However, it is definitely worth it! It is a...More

3  Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 5 September 2016

It is easy to get lost in the Old Town. So you should bring a map. If it hadn't been for our Guide, we would have gone astray.

1  Thank Mic L
Reviewed 29 January 2016

ShenZhen is not known for its preservation of history, but the trip to DaPeng was worth it. DaPeng Fortress is a Ming Dynasty (c1390) walled-town that is in suprisingly great shape. About an hour out of ShenZhen proper, through a few "mountain" tunnels. We visited...More

3  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Fantastic architecture over 600 years old. The fortress was built to defend the eastern areas of Shenzhen and Hong Kong against Japanese pirates. The signage is not great so I suggest you do some homework before you visit.

3  Thank Half-a-sandwich
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Interesting place to visit on the out skirts of Shenzhen. Lots of little shops and places to eat. The people are very friendly. A little touristy but the buildings are great to see and photo.

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