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5/29/2018 10:50:44 AM

In photos: Australia - Vietnam Mural Village in Dong Thap

(VNF) - A splash of colour was added to the walls of the Tan Tich neighbourhood under the Cao Lanh Project with 60 mural paintings from 30 Australian and Vietnamese artists and students.

The Vietnam - Australia friendship mural village in Tan Tich ward, Cao Lanh city of Dong Thap was inaugurated in January drawing more visitors to the locality.  (Photos: Lam Vo)

The mural village aims to be a destination that will attract more tourists to the region and demonstrate the friendship between the two nations. (Photos: news.zing.vn)

This public art works (covering over two kilometers) has created opportunities for local young people to contribute positively to their local community and for both Australian and Vietnamese artists to put their creative talents on display, according to Bradley Kickett, the Australian indigenous artist who participated in the project.

Each painting have features of Australian and Vietnamese cultures, such as the images of the kangaroo, koala, and typical images of Dong Thap Province’s tourism, such as the lotus or the mandarin orchards. (Photos: Duong Ho Minh)

“The eye-catching and beautiful paintings are like putting a new coat on the village to welcome the new year,” a local said.

Starting from mid November 2017, the friendship mural village brings a new vitality to the Tan Tich neighborhood while still preserving the charm of its tight-knit community.

Australian-funded Cao Lanh Bridge in Dong Thap on a painting. 

Over time, it will attract many new visitors from across the province, different parts of the country and from around the world.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visits the Australia -Vietnam Mural Village in May, 2018.

The village, along with Cao Lanh bridge connecting the Mekong Delta’s central region, reflects the close relations between Vietnam and Australia.

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