Tam Thanh Mural Village in Hoi An – a once-in-a-lifetime journey into a fairy tale land.
Traveling is a way for you to explore and set foot in new and exotic lands, to admire their beauty, and to enjoy the happiness that comes with it. When you visit Tam Thanh Mural Village, a simple fishing village located by the sea adorned with countless colorful murals, you will truly be “healed”, and every day you wake up will be a joyful one. Join DanangPrivateCar.com’s and explore this dreamy “far-off land” together!
Introduction to Tam Thanh Mural Village
Tam Thanh Mural Village is a coastal village located in Hoa Trung hamlet, Tam Thanh commune, Tam Ky city, Quang Nam. The village is only about 10km away from the city center, making it easy to find and travel to, and is just over 30km from the ancient town of Hoi An. This makes it extremely convenient for visitors to combine visits to both locations within a day. You can also consider our private car service in Hoi An to plan the most suitable itinerary for your trip.
Before 2016, this village was like any other poor coastal fishing village in Central Vietnam, simple and not well known to many tourists. However, in June 2016, the village underwent a transformation when it became the Vietnam-Korea Community Art Exchange Project.
A coastal fishing village has been transformed into a fairy-tale-like destination with dozens of brightly colored paintings on the old brick walls and mossy roofs of the houses in the village.
From there, Tam Thanh Mural Village has completely changed its appearance. It has become a sought-after destination for travel enthusiasts, and the lives of the local people have become vibrant and thriving.
They not only live in a space of genuine culture and art, but also have the opportunity to positively change their lives through the development of tourism services and accommodation. At the same time, they contribute to raising awareness, responsibility, and pride of the people in the mural village.
Directions to Tam Thanh Mural Village.
Just within 4 months since its debut and being praised in the media, Tam Thanh Mural Village has always been bustling with visitors. To get here, tourists can flexibly choose from various means of transportation.
- If coming from Tam Ky city: You need to travel about 10km to reach Tam Thanh village. Follow Duy Tan road straight towards Tam Thanh beach, where you will see a sign guiding you to the mural village.
- If coming from Hoi An ancient town: The distance will be about 40km. Take Tran Nhan Tong road straight to Cua Dai bridge, then continue in the direction of Tam Ky city.
- If coming from Da Nang: The distance to Tam Thanh will be 60km. Drive along the coastal road from Da Nang to Hoi An, then at the intersection of Hoi An ancient town and An Bang beach, continue straight towards Cua Dai bridge. Continue straight towards Tam Ky city to reach the mural village in Tam Thanh commune.
Ticket price and ideal time to visit Tam Thanh Mural Village.
Ticket price to enter the mural village
Bringing visitors an exciting feeling of being immersed in a colorful fairytale space, yet the ticket for this childhood memory is completely free. You won’t have to pay any fee to enter the Tam Thanh Mural Village.
When is the best time to visit Tam Thanh Mural Village?
The most suitable time to visit Tam Thanh is during spring and summer. These are the two periods in Central Vietnam with plenty of sunshine, dry weather, less rain, favorable for tourists to visit, explore, and take photos at this unique “painting museum.”
However, since you have to roam outdoors 100% if you want to admire the beauty of this place, you should choose early morning or dawn time to visit the mural village. Avoid the scorching heat of summer in the Central region.
What attracts tourists to Tam Thanh Mural Village?
Let’s explore with Danang Private Car’s the unique things that have made this village a “hot” destination in the travel community for many years!
Strolling through the beautiful, poetic, and vibrant seaside village.
This is the most memorable experience for tourists when visiting this mural village. You will feel like you are lost in a fairy tale world. Surrounding you are the multicolored spaces of dozens of giant paintings. The vibrant and eye-catching colors carefully decorate and vividly depict the daily life of the people.
The paintings on the walls of the houses belong to various different themes. From famous modern figures to characters in the fairy tale world. More than that, the paintings are inspired by the daily lives of the fishermen in the fishing village.
The mural artworks depict every detail, the closest activities such as going fishing, fishing of the fishermen, images of cute and mischievous coastal children… Simple and rustic, yet they turn the village into a colorful fairy tale world.
The murals make the poor fishing village feel like it has a new outfit. They are full of hope for prosperous fishing trips with bountiful catches, and they convey the people’s aspirations for a new, happy, and warm life.
Tam Thanh Mural Village is no longer a poor and hard-working fishing village, struggling for survival, and no longer a sad and boring place. Now it has become lively, relaxed, and filled with dozens of murals and whimsical patterns like childhood stories.
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The colorful boat path.
In addition to admiring the mural artworks on the walls, tourists should not miss the chance to visit the Tam Thanh boat path in the mural village.
Instead of painting on the walls of houses, artists showcase their talent on the familiar object of the fishing boat, which is an integral part of the livelihood of the fishermen in the village. Dozens of fishing boats are arranged along a path. Each boat is an artwork with vibrant colors, depicting the daily activities of the local people such as fishing and their daily lives. It will surely leave a lasting impression on visitors.
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Check-in to the fairy tale village.
When visiting a place with a rich and lively background like Tam Thanh mural village, you cannot miss the opportunity to take “Instagrammable” photos and bring back 7749 high-quality pictures to show off to your friends and family!
You definitely need to fully charge your phone/camera before coming here. The mural village offers countless check-in corners for photographers to unleash their creativity. Figuring out how to pose and “mix and match” with the scenery in the paintings requires a bit of thinking and exploration!
Explore the daily life of the fishing village’s residents.
Despite tourism development, the pace of life of the locals in this fishing village remains slow and peaceful.
Therefore, visitors feel a sense of tranquility and ease when they set foot here, all weariness and worries seem to be “healed” and soothed when they let their souls drift along with the gentle and rustic rhythm of Tam Thanh.
In addition to admiring the beauty of the street art space, tourists have the opportunity to learn about the lifestyle and culture of the locals. They can observe the fishermen pulling their nets and selling their freshly caught seafood.
Suggesting beautiful homestays in Tam Thanh mural village.
When visiting Tam Thanh, there aren’t many fancy hotels or resorts for tourists to choose from, but this place is famous for its beautiful and affordable homestays. Moreover, the people here, who are fishermen from the Central region, are extremely friendly and enthusiastic, which will provide you with a great experience if you choose to stay at one of the homestays when visiting the mural village.
DanangPrivateCar’s will suggest some homestays for you to stay in Tam Thanh below:
AnnaBo Tam Thanh Beach House.
- Address: To Doan Ket 2, Trung Thanh hamlet, Tam Thanh, Tam Ky, Quang Nam.
AnnaBo Tam Thanh Beach House is only about 2km away from the center of the mural village, making it a very reasonable place for you to stay overnight, as you can easily move to your favorite destination within minutes!
As a homestay located by the sea, designed in a blend of classic and bohemian styles, this place will surely impress you when you arrive, and you can enjoy the fresh air in the morning when waking up in a far-off place.
Golden Lantern Tam Thanh Homestay.
- Address: Hamlet Ha, Tam Thanh Commune, Tam Ky City, Quang Nam.
Golden Lantern Tam Thanh Homestay is located close to the beach and only about 200 meters away from the Tam Thanh mural village. This location makes it convenient for tourists to explore the mural village early in the morning or enjoy the sunrise by the beach without spending much time traveling.
This homestay also serves breakfast prepared by the host and the room rate is quite cheap, starting from 400,000 VND/night.
Blue Ocean Homestay.
- Address: Tam Thanh mural village, Tam Thanh commune, Tam Ky, Quang Nam.
Blue Ocean Homestay is another guesthouse with a stunning ocean view, where you can both explore the mural village and enjoy bathing in the sea, checking in amid the blue sea, white sand, and golden sun as you stay here.
“Indeed, it is a blessing to have several options, isn’t it? Besides, the rooms are well-equipped, clean, airy, and surrounded by nature at a very affordable price.
Canh Tien Homestay.
- Address: Tam Thanh mural village, Tam Thanh Commune, Tam Ky City, Quang Nam.
Canh Tien Homestay has a simple and rustic seaside space that is lively and impressive as soon as you set foot in it.”
Not to mention, this place is also well-known among tourists for the warm and super friendly attitude of the host, bringing a comfortable feeling like being at home to all guests coming to rest in Canh Tien.
A must-try delicacy when visiting Tam Thanh mural village.
After having fun and sightseeing, one cannot miss the opportunity to recharge energy with delicious local specialties. What to eat in Tam Thanh mural village is surely a question many visitors have before setting foot here. Let’s add these cannot-be-missed dishes to your travel notebook to enjoy them all when visiting Tam Thanh!
When coming to the seaside village, one cannot miss the fresh and delicious seafood dishes prepared in the style of Central Vietnamese cuisine. Seafood in Tam Thanh is always fresh and special because it is caught right in the sea area here.
Also, because it is a “home-grown specialty”, seafood in Tam Thanh has a reasonable price. There are many eateries of the locals here serving tourists right by the coast, with an extremely diverse menu of dishes such as grilled stingray, squid, shrimp, crabs, various types of clams, snails… cooked into different dishes.
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Rolled rice paper with pork.
Rolled rice paper with pork is originally a rustic dish, the soul of Quang people. With easily available ingredients such as wet rice paper, fragrant rice paper, pork, fresh vegetables, spicy and pungent dipping sauce… However, it is the diversity in the ingredients that creates the delicious and attractive flavor for this dish.
Fish salad with snakehead fish.
This is a famous dish of Da Nang – Quang Nam. There are two types of snakehead fish salad, wet and dry, you should try both to fully feel the taste of the fish salad of the sea area in Tam Thanh mural village.
After filtering out the fish meat, it will be marinated with a mixture of lemon juice, garlic, chili, ginger, and spices… for 15 minutes to let the fish meat “mature” and absorb the seasoning, then take it out and squeeze it dry.
When eating, people will add sour, sweet, and spicy fish sauce with garlic and chili, mixed evenly with beans, sesame seeds, spices… guaranteeing that you will feel the unique, attractive scent of this dish, which is a harmonious blend of fragrant, sweet, sour, and spicy flavors.
Quang noodle is a dish that has made the brand of Quang region, so once visitors set foot here, they cannot miss the chance to enjoy the most traditional and popular dish of Quang Nam.
You can enjoy Quang noodle with shrimp, meat, eggs, chicken, frog or Quang noodle with snakehead fish… there are many toppings for tourists to choose from. With rice noodles, meat, fish, served with broth and various raw vegetables and spices, this dish is very easy to eat and suitable for everyone.
Authentic home-cooked meals.
If you stay at homestays in Tam Thanh mural village, you can also request to have meals with the host family and enjoy hot and delicious home-cooked meals made by the host.
The authentic home-cooked meals, prepared in the culinary style of the people in the Central coastal region, will definitely bring new and memorable experiences for tourists.
Exploring Tam Thanh mural village.
- Originating as a fishing village on the coast of the South Central region, the climate in Tam Thanh is extremely hot and sunny during the summer. It is recommended to visit before 9am and after 4pm to avoid the scorching heat. This is also the time when sunlight is most beautiful for taking photos.
- It is best to wear comfortable and breathable clothes, choose sports shoes or flat sandals for ease of movement and sweat absorption.
- Don’t forget to apply sunscreen before leaving, fully charge your phone and camera batteries.
- The mural village has a large area and many popular photo spots, so it is recommended to rent a motorbike for flexible exploration.
- Fun must come with the responsibility of preserving the environment and natural beauty. Therefore, visitors should not paint on the murals or litter, and avoid causing disorder in the village.
With the combination of the beach and the space filled with colorful and gigantic murals, Tam Thanh mural village is rightfully known as a fairyland that invites visitors to relive their childhood dreams. Don’t hesitate to visit and “chill” with every house, alley, and street corner in Tam Thanh mural village!