Forgotten Land Sand Sculpture Park has added a number of sculptures to their existing array of great works just in time for the low season.
The talent and skilled hands of foreign sculptors have turned a two-hectare empty lot into a wonderful sand sculpture park in Phan Thiết city’s Phú Hài Ward in the south central coastal province of Bình Thuận.
The park is expected to become one of the landmarks in Bình Thuận Province, one that tourists, especially children, should not miss when visiting the region best known for beautiful beaches and sand dunes.
Tourists will be brought back to their childhoods as they are told famous fairy tales at the Forgotten Land sand sculpture park, featuring 22 lively and interesting sculptures based on fairy tales of Việt Nam and the world.
Fourteen sculptors from Japan, Singapore, the US and other countries came to the province to use the local red sand and water to create sculptures with different shapes including a castle, huge dragon, rooster (which is zodiac symbol for this lunar year) and many known characters, such as Cinderella and Aurora from the story of Sleeping Beauty.
Moreover, sculptors of ancient architectural works, such as Thiên Mụ pagoda in the central city of Huế, Pô Nagar Chăm tower in the south central province of Khánh Hòa’s Nha Trang, are featured.
Each of 22 sculptures average 10 metres in length, five metres in width and 3.5 metres in height.
Sculptor Marielle Heessels from Holland said that this was the first time she had come to Việt Nam.
The people and nature of Việt Nam inspired her for sculpturing, Heessels said, adding that she wanted to tell many fairy tales via sculptures.
She said she hoped that the sculptures would be liked by local and foreign tourists.
Sculptor Leonardo Ugolinin from Belgium said he came to Việt Nam for the second time to sculpt sand. He was very happy to perform the art in beautiful Phan Thiết city.
The sand in Phan Thiết is stickier than sand in other places and makes it easy to sculpt, he said.
Sculptures will last about one year under normal weather conditions.
Nguyễn Đức Hòa, vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that the park was expected to help the province attract more foreign and local tourists.
Adult entrance fee is 100k and a childs ticket is 70k.