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Shenzhen Dapeng Fortress

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Address: Dapeng St, Longgang Dist, Shenzhen 518120, China
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+86 755 8431 9269
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Dapeng Fortress, and the 600-year-old ancient town that it protects, is one...

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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Beautiful day at Dapeng Fortress area

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of the place. I love the fact this place is still stuck in an era... More 

Thank Briyonah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 typical old village looked like hundreds of years ago. It was at one time a... More 

1 Thank IVegas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 november, less crowded and fresh air from the sea. Enjoy good coffee at French coffee... More 

2 Thank tonin92
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 slice of Chinese history that is completely lacking in Shenzhen, with its modern sprawl. The... More 

3 Thank TheOExpress
Guangdong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 in the off-season (January). We spent the night in the beach side part of town... More 

2 Thank Jeff B
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

Thank realfind
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

We went to Dapeng Fotress using public transport. We took bus E11 from Shenzhen North station, but there was no English signage at Shenzhen North station indicating where to take bus. Ticket cost a mere ¥10, traffic was smooth, it was midday and weekday. Bus E11 (Shenzhen North-Da Peng town) took us 1 hour and 15 minutes only. From there,... More 

5 Thank hocm79
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Dapeng has been closely linked to Hong Kong as it leads the marine force around this area during the late Qing Dynasty. It has been closed linked with Opium War, and you must come here if you want to know more. And different from other spots in Shenzhen, this is a much more peaceful place to wander around. Do recommend... More 

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