International Antalya Sand Sculpture Festival (SANDLAND) is a mega exhibition of sand sculptures that organized by Global Design Art Works. International Antalya Sand Sculpture Festival is considered the one of the largest sand event in the world, by the size of its sculptures and the area they occupy.
These sculptures have been designed and created especially for the Antalya Sand Sculpture Festival and to make this event an unforgettable experience for visitors both day and night. This unique activity, which reflects the most natural, most spectacular and most entertaining aspect of art, is held around a different theme every year.
The exquisite pieces of work created as a result of the almost 3 weeks’ labor of the professional sand sculptors participating from a great number of countries worldwide using about 10 thousand tons of river sand on an area of 10 thousand square meters on the world- famous Lara coastal band in Antalya, are open to visitors every day. The world’s first and only 12-month open Sand Sculpture Museum can be visited every day between 09.30-23.00 hours from May 1 through November 1 and between 09.00-19.00 hours from November 1 through May 1 The event, which has become a tradition now, stands out as one of the most important cultural and artistic events in Antalya, Turkey in terms of its increasing number of visitors and the rising popular interest every year.
Address: Guzeloba Mahallesi Lara Caddesi Lara Birlik Halk Plajı, 07230 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey
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Don’t worry about rain
Although we will wet, but nothing happens to the sculptures – they are surprisingly robust. The rainwater drains into the sand and evaporates when it stops raining. During severe rainstorms, the horizontal surfaces might show little dents where the raindrops hit the surface, but this will not affect the whole sculpture. They can be easily repaired if wear and tear should occur.
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