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Canh Duong Mural Village

If you have the opportunity to visit Canh Duong mural village, surely no one will avoid feeling overwhelmed by the space here. Canh Duong Village has long been famous for possessing many beautiful vivid 3D murals, each painting has a certain profound meaning.

And it is the above reason that has turned Canh Duong into an extremely hot tourist destination in Quang Binh. Let’s explore Canh Duong mural village with Origin Vietnam right now.

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1, Where is Canh Duong mural village?

Canh Duong mural village is a small fishing village, located in Canh Duong commune, Quang Trach district, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. About 56 km north of Dong Hoi city and about 445 km south of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Canh Duong mural village unique?

In fact, Canh Duong village has long been famous for possessing nearly 50 vivid 3D murals stretching from the Patriarch communal house area to the end of the coastal road.

The murals here are not only unique in art but also contain many profound meanings expressing the resilient fighting spirit during the resistance period. Or the simple beauty in the daily life of the people of Canh Duong village.

Moreover, Canh Duong mural village is also a land of outstanding people with a rich tradition of academic achievements in study and exams. Furthermore, the village was also awarded the title of Hero of the People’s Armed Forces twice during the resistance war against the French. Today Canh Duong village is constantly developing towards building a new countryside.

3. When is the best time to visit Canh Duong mural village?

The ideal time to travel to Canh Duong mural village as well as Quang Binh is from March to September. At this time, there is little rain and beautiful sunshine, so it will be convenient to move. You can both visit Canh Duong village and explore many other famous places in Quang Binh easily.

In addition, you can refer to some other times of the year as follows:

  • If you want to participate in the Ngu Cau festival, you must come on the full moon day of January.
  • Especially, the best time to take photos is early morning (from 8 – 10 am) or late afternoon (from 4 – 6 am).
  • Most tourist attractions in Canh Duong take place outdoors. Therefore, don’t forget to bring ao dai and a hat to avoid the burning sun of the sea.
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4. How to get to Canh Duong mural village?

4.1 Moving to Quang Binh

To move to Quang Binh, there are many transportation options as below:

  • By Train: Currently you can catch trains from many locations such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Vinh, Hue, Nghe An to reach Quang Binh. For those of you living as far away as Ho Chi Minh City, you should consider taking the train because it will take a lot of time.
  • By Bus: Actually, there are many bus routes running from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang to Quang Binh. Bus ticket prices will depend on location, seat type and bus company.
  • By Plane: Obviously, this is the fastest way to travel, from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City you can buy plane tickets to Dong Hoi to Quang Binh. Flight time from Hanoi is about 1 hour and from Ho Chi Minh City is 1 hour 30 minutes to arrive.

4.2 From Dong Hoi city to Canh Duong mural village

Canh Duong mural village is located far from the Dong Hoi city center about 57 km, to get here you can choose a taxi, motorbike or passenger car. From the Dong Hoi city center, you just go along Highway 1A to the North, getting to the foot of Roon bridge and turn right to get there.

5. Activities and experiences in Canh Duong mural village

Coming to Canh Duong mural village, you will discover unique art paintings and learn about the lives of coastal people. At the same time, visitors can also “pocket” many Quang Binh specialties to take home as gifts.

5.1 Checking-in to the beautiful mural path

In addition, with the desire to make Canh Duong mural village become a famous tourist destination. The Quang Binh Department of Tourism invited a group of artists to the locality to create art right on the walls of the village. Check-in on the mural road has become an indispensable activity for every tourist.

Especially, these are works of art, containing profound human values, spreading inspiration to viewers. With unique drawings, the story of the formation and development of Canh Duong, the human messages, and the simple labor beauty of the prosperous fishing village are clearly shown. Thanks to that, Canh Duong mural village has a new look, changing skin every day.

Coming to Canh Duong mural village, you can also visit many other attractive places. Such as: Ancestor communal house, ancient house, Linh Ngu Temple, ancient moss-covered coral wall,…

5.2 Exploring the history of Canh Duong village

Canh Duong Village in Quang Binh is a land of spiritual excellence, very rich in academic traditions. During the resistance war against the French colonialists, with the slogan “fence the village to fight”, Canh Duong was twice awarded the title of Hero of the People’s Armed Forces.

Today Canh Duong is also a leading locality in building new rural areas. Coming here, visitors will feel the blend between the traditional features of a cultural village and the modern features of a prosperous fishing village. All create a Canh Duong “street in a village”, both developing tourism and stabilizing production.

5.3 Experiencing traditional festivals and unique artistic activities

Canh Duong sea mural painting village is also known as “Whale village” with a history of hundreds of years. According to the beliefs of coastal people, Whales are revered as Gods, helping fishermen avoid accidents every time they go out to sea. Currently, the village is worshiping two whale skeletons, Monsignor and Notre Dame.

Every year, on the full moon day of the first lunar month, people in the village will hold the Cau Ngu ceremony, praying for a smooth sailing year and a good harvest of fish and shrimp. Visitors will experience many folk games such as human chess, tug of war, wrestling, boat racing,…

5.4 Visiting Canh Duong beach

As a coastal fishing village, Canh Duong people’s lives are closely associated with fishing. Right on the road to the sea, visitors will see a bustling trading scene every time the boat returns to shore. Enjoying the moment of the red sunset on the sea, in the distance, groups of boats fishing will be an unforgettable, fascinating experience when coming to this beautiful, poetic sea.

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6. Specialties when traveling to Canh Duong mural village

After exploring Canh Duong mural village, you return to the restaurant and enjoy the specialties of this beautiful land.

6.1 Fresh Seafood

Traveling to Quang Binh, you cannot miss the opportunity to enjoy delicious fresh seafood such as clams, fish, shrimp, cockles, snails, etc. In particular, the squid dish here is very popular with tourists because of thick squid, sweet. No matter how it is prepared, it is extremely attractive.

6.2 Porridge Soup

Porridge soup has a rich flavor from meat, fish, shrimp,…In which snakehead fish is an indispensable ingredient in a bowl of porridge and soup. Moreover, a bowl of porridge is a harmonious combination of the white color of the flour, the yellow color of the snakehead fish, the pink color of the shrimp, the green color of the green onions,…And it has a unique flavor unique to Quang Binh .

6.3 Bot Loc Cake

The filter pulp shell is thin, transparent, fragrant and flexible. The filling includes shrimp – caught in the estuary so it has a taste that is both sweet and a little salty of the sea, pork and wood ear mushrooms (mushrooms) stir-fried moderately thick and fragrant with pepper. Quang Binh tapioca cake really becomes impressive when dipped in sweet and sour fish sauce and a few leaves of raw vegetables.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Canh Duong mural village

Canh Duong mural village is located not too far from Dong Hoi city. So, after a round of exploring this beautiful mural village, you return to Dong Hoi city to spend the night and prepare to continue your next journey.

7.1 Resorts:

  • MANLI Resort Quang Binh. Address: No. 379 Truong Phap, Quang Phu Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Gold Coast Hotel Resort & Spa. Address: Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Bao Ninh, Bao Ninh Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Sun Spa resort. Address: Vo Nguyen Giap street, My Canh, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.

7.2 Hotels:

  • Muong Thanh Holiday Quang Binh. Address: No. 119 Truong Phap, Hai Thanh ward, Hai Thanh, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Vinpearl Hotel Quang Binh. Address: Quach Xuan Ky, Hai Dinh, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Muong Thanh Luxury Nhat Le Hotel. Address: 121 Truong Phap, Bac Ly, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Nam Long Hotel. Address: 22 Ho Xuan Huong, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Riverside Hotel. Address: 15 Truong Phap, Dong My, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.

7.3 Homestays:

  • Ocean View Homestay. Address: Truong Phap Street, Quang Phu Village, Quang Phu Commune, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Dolphin Homestay. Address: 42 Nguyen Du, Dong My, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • RiverView HomeStay. Address: 93 Truong Phap, Bac Ly, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • ADP Homestay. Address: 42 Le Quy Don, Dong My, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.

7.4 Guesthouses:

  • High Dream Hostel. Address: 72 Cao Ba Quat, Dong An, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Motel April 30. Address: Truong Phap Street, Hai Thanh Ward, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh.
  • Tinh Tam Guesthouse. Address: 44 Ly Thuong Kiet, Dong Phu ward, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Phuong Anh Guesthouse. Address: 48 Le Quy Don, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
  • Thien Loc Guesthouse. Address: 27A Hoang Dieu, Nam Ly, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh.
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8. Some other famous tourist attractions near Canh Duong mural village

In the opinion of many tourists, Canh Duong mural village is very beautiful but relatively small, with not too many places to explore. Therefore, tourists should combine visiting the sea or nearby locations such as:

  • Paradise Cave: considered the longest dry cave in Asia with shimmering bamboo shoots and stalactites like beautiful paintings.
  • Son Doong Cave: learn about hidden natural wonders and many unique experiences.
  • Yen Island – Vung Chua: offer incense and commemorate the late General Vo Nguyen Giap.
  • Phong Nha – Ke Bang Cave: a large cave with a long lake, underground lake, sandy beach and beautiful stalactites.

Canh Duong mural village will be a worthy name to add to the Vietnam tours list of must-visit tourist destinations in Quang Binh. Coming here, you can admire vivid 3D paintings, participate in traditional festivals, walk the beach and enjoy specialty dishes.

What could be better than a tourist destination? Please immediately contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator, for more detailed information. We are pleased to accompany you on your tours in Quang Binh to discover the Canh Duong village with wonderful experiences and unforgettable memories.

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