Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NINH — A special ceramic mural regarded as one of the biggest in Việt Nam is on display in the city of Hạ Long in the northern coastal province of Quảng Ninh.
The 2,234 square metre ceramic picture is entitled "Quảng Ninh — Việt Nam Heritage and World Natural Heritage”. It was set up to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Quảng Ninh Province and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Hạ Long City.
Located at the Cái Dăm intersection of main roads leading to the Bãi Cháy tourist site, the mural is part of a construction project to connect the Hậu Cần and Hạ Long roads.
Authorities in Hạ Long said they had submitted a dossier requesting the ceramic relief sculpture be recognised as the largest in Việt Nam.
The mural depicts the natural beauty and wonders of the world heritage site of Hạ Long Bay, a prominent place in Quảng Ninh Province.
It also reflects a process of creation, construction and development of the heritage lands.
The project will help improve the landscape and tourist routes in the city and promote images of nature, culture and human life, authorities said at an inauguration ceremony held last week.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vũ Thị Thu Thủy has urged authorities in Hạ Long to focus on promoting public participation in preserving the work and the space around it to make sure the area can become an urban architectural centre.
“This will attract tourists to the city in particular and the whole province in general,” said the official.
Hoàng Thu Trang, a local citizen, said it was amazing to see such great artwork in the centre of the city.
“The content of the mural is very impressive,” said Trang. “It is a convergence of world and Vietnamese heritages which are blended together in a perfect layout. The colours are very harmonious and beautiful. I hope more tourists will come to Hạ Long to see this work.” — VNS