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Community Centre launched in fishing village

Update: July, 11/2018 - 22:00
An installation of coracles and fishing bamboo boats with with painting decoration creates an art space for tourists exploring Tam Thanh commune. — VNS Photo Hà Nguyễn
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NAM — A community centre has been opened in Tam Thanh Commune in co-operation with the UNESCO Office in Hà Nội to promote  tourism, cultural exchanges and artistic performances among the local community and tourists.

The center, which was built with funding from Mitsubishi Corporation through UNESCO Hà Nội, will serve as an information centre for tourists in Trung Thanh Village, just 7km northeast of Tam Kỳ City in the central province of Quảng Nam.

The village became famous after Korean artists transformed the walls of old houses into colourful murals with portraits of villagers and the local landscape in 2016.

The village was awarded the 2017 Asian Townscape Award for its colourful murals.

It’s also the first community project in Việt Nam that weaves art space into community lifestyle.

Tam Thanh, with a population of 6,000, has a 6km coastline and a tranquil environment, and tourists can easily connect from there with Tam Kỳ and Hội An. It welcomes around 500 visitors each day, and 2,000 tourists on weekends.

Last month, Korean artists launched the second stage of a mural project – part of the Korea Foundation Community Art Exchange Programme – with 34 new murals.

The project aims to attract more tourists to the fishing community and adds another tour option from Hội An, the Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary and the world biosphere Chàm Island. — VNS

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