A humble coastal village in Tam Ky city in the central province of Quang Nam has been wearing a new coat with vivid murals as part of the Korea Foundation Community Art Exchange Programme.
In early June, Trung Thanh Village in Tam Thanh Commune was chosen for an art project as part of the programme, jointly held by the Korea Foundation and UN-Habitat Viet Nam, to embellish the local living environment and bring art to the public.
Under the project, 11 artists and volunteers from the Republic of Korea (RoK) and many Vietnamese students gave the walls of about 100 houses a new face. More than 70 paintings reflect the lives of the local people as well as the cultural exchanges, solidarity and friendship between the two countries.
According to RoK Ambassador to Viet Nam Lee Hyuk, the mural village project is expected to help boost local tourism development by providing tourists with a true art and culture space.
The mural village of Trung Thanh, the first of its kind in Viet Nam, is based on popular mural villages in the Northeast Asian country.
Along with the wall painting project at Tam Thanh, Tam Ky has upgraded an embankment road from the city centre to the village as part of its efforts to develop eco-cultural tourism, said Nguyen Minh Nam, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.