|Korean artists perform during an annual cultural exchange in Hội An. The city will host the annual Korean Cultural Day on November 16-17. — Photo courtesy Hội An Culture and Sports Centre|
HỘI AN — Korean dance troupe, Byeongin Lee Seungju, and bands J-Morning, M.M Crew and singer Jingju will perform at the Korea Cultural Day event – an annual culture exchange event between Korea and Quảng Nam – in the ancient city on November 16-17.
Hội An City’s Culture and Sports centre said the annual event will be held on the Hoài River and the Old Quarter with various cultural performances, cuisine and traditional arts and folk game exchanges among Korean and Hội An artists.
|Mỳ Quảng, a local noodle dish with chicken, is popular among tourists and locals. — VNS Photo Công Thành|
Vietnamese love songs, Jinju Arirang will debut during the opening ceremony at An Hội Park at 7.30pm on Saturday.
J-Morning band, who played at the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018, Korea, will also treat viewers with B-Boy M.B Crew band during the two-day cultural exchange.
Visitors can visit and enjoy pavilions displaying Korean culture at the An Hội Sculpture Park from 2pm on Saturday, just a few hours before opening ceremony of the event.
|Visitors try on Hanbok at the Korean Cultural Day in Hội An. The ancient city is a popular destination for Korean tourists in central Việt Nam. — VNS Photo Công Thành|
Hội An’s crafts and Korean food, calligraphy, kimchi tasting and lantern installations, as well as hanbok try-on will be displayed at the park through Sunday.
The UNESCO-recognised world heritage Hội An and the International Mask Arts & Culture Organisation and Andong City, Korea inked an agreement in promoting cultural exchanges, exhibitions and friendship visits from 2017.
|Lanterns light up at a shop in the Old Quarter of Hội An. The traditional crafts lure tourists when visiting Hội An. — VNS Photo Công Thành|
Different Korean art troupes including the art troupe of Hahoe Folk village, a UNESCO-recognised world heritage site in Gyeongsangbuk; the World Music Assemble One, RAAK, Sachoom, Bibap Bang A Tha Ryeong had visited Hội An for annual joint-performance.
Hội An hosted nearly 5 million tourists in 2018, of which 50 per cent were foreigners. — VNS