​Vietnam’s longest 3D painting amazes locals in Hanoi

The artwork is more than 300 meters long

Hanoi resident Mai Viet Dung takes a selfie with a painting of Ha Long Bay, located in Quang Ninh Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A massive 3D painting, considered the longest of its kind in Vietnam, on corrugated galvanized iron has attracted attention in Hanoi with its lively depiction of the country’s traditions, folklore and attractions.

The artwork, measuring over 300 meters long and standing some three meters high, is composed of 40 paintings completed on metal sheets running along the entrance to the Goldmark City condominium on Ho Tung Mau Street in Bac Tu Liem District.

Twenty artists were involved in the piece, which took roughly a week to complete.

The four themes of Vietnamese folklore, the Mid-Autumn Festival, Dong Ho painting and scenic attractions in Vietnam are brought to life in colorful 3D paintings that have wowed locals since they first appeared.

The Mid-Autumn Festival, typically celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar, is a special occasion for families in Vietnam.

This year, the celebration falls on October 4, when the harvest moon reaches its fullest.

Paintings of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Paintings of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Dong Ho painting is a style of Vietnamese folk painting originating from Dong Ho Village in northern Bac Ninh Province.

The woodcut art is adorned with elements of everyday life to express the thoughts and wishes of the Vietnamese people, and considered a reflection of traditional esthetic value, common social philosophy, and the humanitarian desires of the people.

Two schoolgirls appreciate a Dong Ho painting. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two schoolgirls appreciate a Dong Ho painting. Photo: Tuoi Tre

“The paintings are intriguing, in both esthetic and educational terms,” said Mai Viet Dung, a 27-year-old from Hanoi. “I only wish there were more paintings that depict the lifestyle and customs of different regions of Vietnam.”

“I think the paintings have been done with care,” said Nguyen Bich Khuyen, an undergraduate at the Hanoi University of Culture. “I will definitely revisit this place with my friends for some group photos.”

The collective artwork has been confirmed as the longest 3D painting in Vietnam by Vietnam’s Book of Records (Vietkings).

Two women walk past a painting of the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two women walk past a painting of the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman appreciates a painting of the traditional lion dance, typically performed during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman appreciates a painting of the traditional lion dance, typically performed during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two youths in Hanoi smile at a lovely illustration of a Vietnamese folk story. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two youths in Hanoi smile at the lovely illustration of a Vietnamese folk story. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The 3D paintings are done on metal sheets along the entrance to the Goldmark City condominium in Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The 3D paintings are done on metal sheets along the entrance to the Goldmark City condominium in Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese folk stories are illustrated through the paintings. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese folk stories are illustrated through the paintings. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese folk stories are illustrated through the paintings. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese folk stories are illustrated through the paintings. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two schoolgirls appreciate a Dong Ho painting. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two schoolgirls appreciate a Dong Ho painting. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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