Viet Nam News
QUẢNG BÌNH — A 400-year-old village devastated by a tropical storm last October has gotten a facelift in the form of murals.
Work on the murals in Cảnh Dương Village in central Quảng Bình Province has been completed, according to the local Department of Tourism.
With the murals, the department plans to list the village among the top destinations in the province, along with such hotspots as the world’s biggest cave Sơn Đoòng.
The department will combine the murals and other local cultural identities, including ancient housing fences made with coral, a whale worshipping temple and a festival wishing for bumper catches of fish.
Cảnh Dương mural village is the seventh of its type in the country, behind the villages of Tam Thanh and Tam Hải in central Quảng Nam Province, Gành Yến in central Quảng Ngãi Province, Cao Lãnh in southern Đồng Tháp Province, a fresco alley in Đà Nẵng and Phùng Hưng Street in Hà Nội.
Dolphins and local boats depicted in a mural in the village. - Photo baotintuc.vn
According to the department, the murals created in the village were planned in themes that highlight its traditions, including fishing and the love of locals for whales, dolphins and other marine life.
The mural project commenced in January, with participation of 15 young Vietnamese painters. The painters completed 30 murals around the villages, making it a scenic destination.
Ngô Thị Loan, a villager said the murals have brightened the village, attracting many visitors. “I couldn’t believe the ambiance. I am thinking of opening a homestay,” Loan told Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper.
Nguyễn Ngọc Linh, another resident said he fished in the past decades but now he is planning to get into the tourism industry.
Cao Quý Hà, the commune’s deputy chairman, said the 16 murals on history and tradition on the main road leading to the local beach aim to hold visitors longer at the site.
Everyone in the commune loves the murals as well as the tourism plan of local authorities, Hà said. — VNS