The Hanoitimes - From December 11 to 17, Quang Nam Province’s first-ever South Korean Day Festival and South Korean Film Week will be held in Tam Ky City to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and South Korea.
The provincial Department of Information and Communication announced the plans late last week. The film week will introduce South Korean films at the provincial culture centre in Tam Ky City and an exhibition of photos and books on the land and people of South Korea and Quang Nam Province will open at the city’s March 24th Square on December 15.
Tam Thanh Mural Village, Quang Nam Province - The walls of the houses in this fishing village have been turned into colorful paintings thanks to a community art exchange project being carried out by South Korea and Vietnam.
On the occasion, the province and South Korean Culture Centre in Vietnam will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Culture for promoting exchange between Korean people and locals of the province in the coming years.
Representatives of new villages that have implemented South Korean Saemaul Udong model, or New Community Movement, will share their experiences in rural development with locals from Quang Nam Province.
In addition, on December 15 will also see a series of events, including a student cultural exchange and community event at the murals village of Tam Thanh, 7km from Tam Ky City. South Korean businesses that have made big contributions to the province over the past 20 years will be honored and a joint cultural performance will feature South Korean arts troupes and Vietnamese artists.
A business meeting and field trip for South Korean investors will be held at the Chu Lai-Truong Hai Industrial Complex in Nui Thanh District and industrial zones the next day.
On this occasion, Nguyen Binh Khiem High School and Dongduk Women’s University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on education co-operation. Many cultural activities have been held between cities from South Korea and Quang Nam Province in recent years.
In June, the art troupe of Hahoe Folk village – a UNESCO-recognised world heritage site in South Korea — and the Nan-Gye troupe performed mask dances in Hoi An during the sixth Quang Nam Heritage Festival.
Last month, the International Mask Arts & Culture Organisation (IMACO) and Andong City signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hoi An in promoting cultural exchange in the coming years.
In 2015, the province’s Nam Tra My District and Hamyang County in South Korea also affirmed efforts to work together on tourism, agriculture, conservation and the development of Ngoc Linh ginseng (Panax vietnamensis or Vietnamese ginseng).