A humble coastal village in Tam Ky city, the central province of Quang Nam has received a makeover with vivid murals as part of an art exchange programme, helping to boost local tourism and improve residents’ lives.

The Korea Foundation Community Art Exchange Programme involved turning the old walls of 100 houses in the village to colourful murals, depicting villagers, local scenes and regional panoramas.

The walls and fences of the selected houses are covered with bright pictures featuring the daily lives of the locals, such as children playing, fishing boats heading to sea, rural markets and smiling people.

The village is now awash with colour, bringing joy to not only visitors, but also villagers.

The impressive artworks also inspired artists to carry out more projects to beautify the fishing village.

From 111 coracles which are linked with local fishermen, the artists have created artworks depicting the livelihood, beautiful landscape, as well as the desires of locals.

Along with the wall painting project at Tam Thanh, Tam Ky has upgraded an embankment road from the city centre to the village as part of its efforts to develop eco-cultural tourism.-VNA