Vietnamese cultural village to be built in RoK

Friday, 19/08/2022 16:53
A Vietnamese cultural village will be built in the county of Bonghwa, Gyeongbuk province of the Republic of Korea (RoK).
A Vietnamese festival in RoK - Photo for illustration (Source: VNA) 

The plan was released at a recent meeting between the county’s mayor Park Hyun-guk and Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Vu Tung.

Accordingly, Mayor Park asked the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK for support to the project which aims to mark the 30th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties (December 22, 1992 – 2022), to expand people-to-people exchange, and to promote Vietnam’s cultural experience in the RoK.

The Mayor said that the village will be built on an area of 38,350sqm. It is expected to attract around 100,000 visitors and generate some 3.7 billion KRW in revenue annually.

In addition, local authorities also hope that project will create jobs for nearly half a million of local residents, the Mayor added.

The Vietnamese village in Bonghwa forms part of a project planned to step up cultural exchange and accelerate cooperation between Bonghwa and Vietnam in tourism, culture and education.

Gyeongbuk province is home to a hall of the Ly Hoa Son (Lee Hwasan) clan, who are descendants of Ly Long Tuong, a prince of the Ly Dynasty ruling Vietnam between the 11th and 13th century./.