In recent months, the image of Ngu My Thanh village has become more lively and fresher as its walls were decorated into colourful paintings by painters and volunteers from several universities in Hue city, attracting a large number of visitors.
Nearly 30km far from Hue city, the small fishing village, with over 200 households, has been suddenly crowded with various tourists in recent times. Most local people are attached to fishing, so the mural paintings feature the landscapes in the village, such as the lagoon with boats, lotus ponds, and flower gardens, as well as activities in their daily life.
The colourful murals make the village’s roads, walls and fences become softer, brighter and more lively, promoting the image of Ngu My Thanh village and Tam Giang lagoon with profuse aquatic resources. The difference will also contribute to developing the eco-tourism in the locality.
Being the first mural village in Thua Thien – Hue province, the attitude in Ngu My Thanh’s has been changed. The mural paintings have made the villagers’ life more joyful, creating a highlight to attract tourists to Hue. Walking around the village, admiring the scenery, talking with the locals and experiencing their daily life and production activities, visitors will feel the sincerity, simplicity, friendliness and hospitality of people in a typical fishing village in the Central region.
Along the country, the villages and streets are decorated with mural paintings, such as Tam Thanh in Quang Nam province, Thanh Thuy in Quang Ngai, Be island – An Binh in Ly Son district, Quang Nam and Phung Hung street in Hanoi, have significantly contributed to making the destinations more beautiful and popular. Along with Ngu My Thanh floating market and Tam Giang lagoon, the mural village has gradually become a favourite tourist destination for visitors.
The local authorities are paying much attention to encouraging the drawing of mural paintings as well as investing in essential infrastructure and facilities for the tourism to promote Ngu My Thanh village’s potentials towards the development of community-based tourism and improving the income for the villagers.