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Sand statue park in Bình Thuận features fairy tales

Update: September, 30/2016 - 10:30
A sand statue park titled Forgotten Land will open soon in central province of Bình Thuận. Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Work on the Forgotten Land sand statue park began in Phan Thiết city in Bình Thuận Province on September 27, aiming to offer a new tourism product. 

The 1.3-ha park will display statues featuring fairy tales and legends of Việt Nam and the world, made entirely of natural sand by sculptors from 12 countries. 

Nguyễn Đức Hoà, deputy chairman of Bình Thuận People’s Committee, pledged to support the project, hoping that it would draw more tourists to the beach city in the southern province. 

Marielle Heessels, a Dutch sculptor, said she had visited Việt Nam for the first time and was inspired by the people and nature. She was quoted by Vietnam News Agency as saying that she hoped her future works at the park would enthrall tourists and locals. 

On September 30, the first statue, a work by Heessels, Leonardo Ugolini of Italy and Enguerrand David of Belgium , will be unveiled. 

The park is scheduled to open in late January, according to Vietnam News Agency.  — VNS




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