Favorite cartoon characters, animals, gods, castles - you can see all of them in the park of sand sculptures.
The International Festival of Sand Sculptures is held in Antalya annually. This festival is considered to be one of the largest in the world considering the colossal size and area occupied by sculptures.
Photo: Festival of Sand Sculptures
Photo: Sculptures with illumination
Festival theme changes every year and exhibition is visited by thousands of people. Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, Antalya Promotion Foundation, Antalya Journalists Association and many other agencies and organizations support the festival. Every year a group of sand sculptors from all over the the world give shape to 10.000 tons of sand, in an area of 10.000 square meters.
Photo: Playground for children
How to do?
1. Go to the Lara region, near the Kaleichi district, the park is located right on the beach.
2. Buy an entrance ticket at the ticket office (it will costs 35-40 lires).
3. Admire all the sand sculptures, take a picture of your favorite ones.
4. If you come here with children, take them to a specially equipped sandbox, let them feel themselves like artists.
5. Then go to the local beach and try to repeat one of the masterpieces.
When to do?
You can visit the park at any convenient time, but it is better to come in the evening, when the sculptures are illuminated with colorful lights - it's incredible!
The entrance ticket costs 35-40 lires for adults and 15 lires - for children.
More things to do in Antalya
Try gulbeseker - jam of rose petals
Halva, mukhallebi, pellet, elmasia, fruit juices, sherbet and of course gulbeseker - jam from rose petals - you should try all these sweets in Turkey. 1.508
Sure, everyone tried a sweet tasty ice cream, but donurdma is not just ice cream. It's a special dessert of Turkish cuisine.9
Fry marshmallows in Chimera fires
The chimera's lights are streams of flame escaping from the ground, which you can not only see, but also use to fry your favorite sweets on them :)10
Try stuffed mussels
Stuffed mussels, a little bit spicy and flavored with a big amount of lemon juice are an integral part of Turkish cuisine. 67
Know more things to do?
Share your ideas of what to do in Antalya with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!