Residents of the small fishing village of Trung Thanh in Tam Ky City, Quang Nam Province, have seen their portraits, cartoon characters and the peaceful lifestyle of Vietnam depicted all over their village in the form of plain-colored walls.
The facelift is part of a community arts exchange program between Vietnam and South Korea in the hope of breathing new air into the coastal village.
The program is the first of its kind in Vietnam, co-organized by the Korea Foundation (KF), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), and the People’s Committee of Tam Ky City.
Lasting from June 10 to 28, the project aims to turn the Trung Thanh fishing village into a giant fresco with around 100 houses being repainted with pictures of cartoon characters, the home owners, and the nature and people of Vietnam.
Drawing inspiration from similar mural villages in their home country, the volunteer South Korean artists hope to tighten the friendship between Vietnam and South Korea through their paintings.
Check out some photos taken by a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporter, Duong Binh Minh: