Painters working on a scenic mural in the village. (Photo tienphong.vn)

Quang Binh (VNA) - A 400-year-old village devastated by a tropical storm last October has gotten a facelift in the form of murals.

Work on the murals in Canh Duong village in central Quang Binh province has been completed, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.

With the murals, the department plans to list the village among the top destinations in the province, along with such hotspots as the world’s biggest cave Son Doong.

The department will combine the murals and other local cultural identities, including ancient housing fences made with coral, a whale worshipping temple and a festival wishing for bumper catches of fish.

Canh Duong mural village is the seventh of its kind in the country, behind the villages of Tam Thanh and Tam Hai in central Quang Nam province, Ganh Yen in central Quang Ngai province, Cao Lanh in southern Dong Thap province, a fresco alley in Da Nang and Phung Hung street in Hanoi.

According to the department, the murals created in the village were planned in themes that highlight its traditions, including fishing and the love of locals for whales, dolphins and other marine life.

The mural project commenced in January, with the participation of 15 young Vietnamese painters. The painters completed 30 murals around the villages, making it a scenic destination.

Cao Quy Ha, Vice Chairman of the Canh Duong People’s Committee, said the 16 murals on history and tradition on the main road leading to the local beach aim to hold visitors longer at the site.

Everyone in the commune loves the murals as well as the tourism plan of local authorities, Ha said.-VNA