Experience the Vibrant Murals of Tam Thanh Village in Quang Nam Province

Recently, the vibrant and beautiful paintings adorning the walls of Tam Thanh mural village in Quang Nam have given the popular tourist destination a fresh new look that depicts the daily lives of the local villagers.

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Tam Thanh Mural Village is situated in Tam Thanh Commune, Tam Ky City, Quang Nam Province. Bordered by the seaside on one side and the Truong Giang River on the other, it is just 7km away from the heart of Tam Ky City. This remarkable village is renowned for its vibrant and colorful murals depicting the daily life of the local fishermen. Tourists flock to the village to get a glimpse of its unique artwork and take part in a variety of activities such as fishing, swimming, and kayaking. Besides, there are numerous restaurants and cafes in the area that offer fresh seafood, giving visitors an opportunity to savor the local cuisine. A visit to Tam Thanh Mural Village is sure to be a memorable experience.

This is the first mural village in Vietnam, established in 2016 under the cooperation of Vietnamese and Korean artists and volunteers. It has helped attract many domestic and foreign tourists eager to explore its unique sights of art and creativity.

Photo: sgtiepthi
Photo: sgtiepthi

The project was a roaring success, bringing life to the village with breathtaking paintings that now adorn its walls. As you explore the town, you’ll find the murals capture the essence of life there, from children playing to fishermen in the ocean. There are also plenty of fantasy pieces that make for perfect photo backdrops. So come and explore this vibrant and captivating village!

However, the murals had deteriorated over time, resulting in a decrease in the number of tourists visiting the village. To revitalize the area, a project to restore the murals was initiated in April. The project involved recreating the murals to bring the village back to its former glory and attract more visitors.

Photo: Hidden Hoi An
Photo: Hidden Hoi An

The art painted around the town has had not only a visual, but also a social impact. Tam Thanh was chosen as the site for the project not only due to the location of the houses, but also to provide economic development opportunities for the locals. As a result, tourists now flock to the once-quiet village of Tam Thanh to admire the impressive murals—which, in turn, generates more income for the community, making it a successful “art for a cause” project.

Currently, the vibrant murals depicting the day-to-day lives of fishermen, as well as the stunning natural beauty of the area, have left travelers from around the world in awe.

The Tam Thanh Basket Boat Path is an extraordinary art form, with its bright colors and vivid depictions of the daily lives of the people aboard the basket boats. This route is a truly remarkable sight to behold, drawing visitors from near and far to come and experience it for themselves.

Photo: sgtiepthi
Photo: sgtiepthi

You can also come and relax on Tam Thanh beach, just a 5-minute ride away by motorcycle from the village. Immerse yourself in the cool waves and white sand, and enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

The beach is fully equipped with a net and a lifeguard on duty to ensure your safety. It’s not unusual to spot groups of passionate karaoke singers, equipped with their own speakers, providing a unique entertainment experience. So get ready to be immersed in some truly local entertainment!

Murals of all kinds cover the buildings at Tam Thanh Mural Village. Photo: Kristen Wells
Murals of all kinds cover the buildings at Tam Thanh Mural Village. Photo: Kristen Wells

Tam Thanh Mural Village is a coastal fishing village area that offers tourists the chance to savor some of the freshest seafood imaginable. Located along Tam Thanh Beach, there are numerous restaurants serving a wide variety of delicious seafood dishes such as steamed grouper, grilled scallops with onion, and fried squid with fish sauce.

Photo: sgtiepthi
Photo: sgtiepthi

How to get to Tam Thanh Mural Village from Hoi An

Tam Thanh is a quaint fishing village situated between the sea and the Truong Giang River, approximately 45 kilometers south of Hoi An and 12 kilometers east of Tam Ky. It is easily accessible by taxi, private car, bus, or even an organized tour. For those with their own transport, the best way to get to the village is by car.

One of the murals at Tam Thanh Mural Village. Photo: Hidden Hoi An
One of the murals at Tam Thanh Mural Village. Photo: Hidden Hoi An

Vietnamese Heroic Mother Statue

Located just 7.7 kilometers inland from the mural village is the Vietnamese Heroic Mother Statue. Standing 18 meters tall and boasting a 120 meter wide base, the granite statue is the largest heroic mother statue in Vietnam. It pays homage to the image of the heroic mother Nguyen Thi Thu, who sacrificed many of her children and grandchildren during two wars, and also sheltered countless soldiers and guerillas in five secret tunnels situated in the garden of her house.

At the entrance to the monument, eight pillars, intricately sculpted with images of heroic mothers from all across the country and young female volunteers, stand tall. Additionally, a small exhibition space featuring images and artifacts of the noble mother can be found on the grounds.

Photo: Kristen Wells
Photo: Kristen Wells
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