HỘI AN — Performances of the K-pop band A-Code; Trung Quân Idol; Minh Tốc & Lam and Cỏ Lạ music groups; Hội An art troupe; and the Vietnamese national taekwondo team will serve as the curtain-raiser of the Korea Cultural Day event in the ancient town of Hội An on Friday night.
The Hội An City’s sports and information centre said the annual event, organised by the embassy of Korea, Culture Centre of Korea in Việt Nam, Quảng Nam Province and Hội An City since 2017, will be a spotlight of the National Tourism Year 2022-Quảng Nam.
Pavilions of local traditional cuisine and Korean food, crafts exhibition and hanbok-wearing will be held at the An Hội Sculpture Park on the Hoài River from morning to night on Friday and Saturday (April 22-23).
Various street cultural performances, traditional arts and folk game exchanges and craft village tours are set up in the Old Quarter and suburban areas of Hội An at the weekend.
A Hội An and Korean food space will be introduced in the evening where visitors can try kimchi and tokbokki cake tasting as well as local Mỳ Quảng (Quảng Nam flat rice noodle), Cao Lầu and street food at the park.
Hội An, a UNESCO-recognised world heritage site, has been the favourite destination for the annual Korean Cultural event.
The city and the International Mask Arts & Culture Organisation and Andong City, Korea, have built up friendship ties in promoting cultural exchanges, exhibitions and friendship visits since 2017.
Many Korean art troupes, including from Hahoe Folk Village, a UNESCO-recognised world heritage site in Gyeongsangbuk; the World Music Assemble One, RAAK, Sachoom, and Bibap Bang A Tha Ryeong have flocked to Hội An for the annual joint-performance.
COVID-19 blocked Korean art troupe visits in 2020-21. — VNS