|iArtist Nguyễn Thu Thủy (left) introduces the mural to guests at the inauguration ceremony. — VNS Photo Trần Thanh Hà|
HÀ NỘI — A mural depicting the culture, architecture and landscapes of Taiwan was inaugurated on Hà Nội Ceramic Road on August 10.
A mural (18m by 1.6m) portrays Taipei 101 with fireworks, pandas, coastal destinations and Alishan National Park. It’s a part of the ceramic mosaic along the walls of the Red River dyke system on Hà Nội’s Nghi Tàm Road.
The Taiwanese part, as well as the whole of Hà Nội Ceramic Road – which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest ceramic mural in the world – were created by artist Nguyễn Thu Thủy and her fellow artists at New Hà Nội Art Company.
“The mural is sponsored by Taiwan Excellence (an organisation for awarding made-in-Taiwan products) with the respect for Vietnamese traditional ceramics and a desire to boost the friendship between Vietnamese and Taiwanese people,” said Thủy.
|A part of the mural depicting Taipei 101 with fireworks. — VNS Photo Trần Thanh Hà|
Taiwan Excellence has participated in many charitable activities and co-organised sport tournaments in Việt Nam.
“I’m delighted as more and more foreign artists and organisations are getting involved in the Hà Nội Ceramic Road,” she said. “Now it has become a friendship road which proves the friendship between Việt Nam and other countries. It also introduces Vietnamese people and tourists to images of various countries.” — VNS