Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Turkey's Sandland festival in Antalya pays tribute to Hollywood

The 5th International Antalya Sand Festival is scheduled for April; this year’s festival will have 25 professional sculptors from around the world and the theme is Hollywood scenes and stars.

If you love Hollywood classics then you’ll definitely have to be in Antalya this April; sculptors will be recreating 30 unforgettable Hollywood productions such as ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘The Matrix,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Braveheart,’ ‘Jaws,’ ‘E.T,’ ‘Spiderman,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘King Kong,’ ‘Transformers,’ ‘Back to The Future,’ ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ and ‘James Bond’.

I know most people who holiday or buy property in Antalya don’t have the Sandland festival in mind when picking Antalya but this event is really cool and contributes to the promotion of both Antalya and Turkey. Last year some 160,000 people visited the event and it’s bound to be even bigger this year.

Last year’s event used 10,000 tons of sand and 3,000 tons of water over an area of 7,000 square meters, In terms of the amount of sand, the number of participating artists and the size of the area, Antalya’s Sandland festival is one of the largest sand events in the world.

The participating artists will begin to create their works in April and their depictions will remain on display until Nov. 14, according to organizers. Make sure you catch it if you happen to be in Antalya around that time.


  1. Wow, What a Beautiful art. I am really very Impressed after seen this beautiful art. It is very nice. I appreciated the work of artist who presenting such a nice art.