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See incredible sand sculpturesin Antalya, Turkey

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Favorite cartoon characters, animals, gods, castles - you can see all of them in the park of sand sculptures.
How to see incredible sand sculptures in Antalya
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.

Festival of Sand SculpturesPhoto: Festival of Sand Sculptures
Sculptures with illuminationPhoto: 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.

Playground for children
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!

How much?

The entrance ticket costs 35-40 lires for adults and 15 lires - for children.

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