Sand Sculpture Park creates a new art form in Binh Thuan province
(binhthuan.gov.vn) During Tet holiday
in 2017, the local residents in
Binh Thuan and tourists have the opportunity to enjoy a new sand sculpting
style at Sand sculpture park named Forgotten
Land, which is performed by Viet Sand
Art company and the foreign sand sculpture
artists in the National Sports Training
Center Ho Chi Minh Branch No.2 in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province.
There are 14 leading sand sculpture artists from 12 countries in the world to perform in Sand sculpture park to display the theme “fairy tales and legends of Vietnam and the world”. They all have had over 10 years of sand-sculpting experiences and won numerous international awards worldwide. The sand works at Forgotten Land are made from 100% natural sand. This sand sculpting style is completely new in Vietnam so it gives visitors feeling of pleasure and excitement. This contributes to enrich the tourist products in Phan Thiet city in particular, Binh Thuan province in general.
Among the sand sculpting works, the largest one is the dragon-shaped statue with a length of 10m and height of 7m. Instead of using the symbol like the traditional Vietnamese dragon, an artist named Radovan Zivny (from the Czech Republic, the world’s top 08 of sand sculpture) carve a western dragon with majestic wings. The visitors have a sense of mystery and horror when looking at this dragon.
Besides many characters in western legends such as Puss in Boots, Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio wooden boy… are displayed in the park, Vietnamese folk tales are also formed by the skillful sculpture artists such as Sue God for rain, Son Tinh and Thuy Tinh ...
It is believable to say that through the sand sculpture works, the visitors realize the interference of Vietnamese culture and Western culture, simultaneously, this will tell the peaceful aspirations of the Vietnamese people to the world. Thereby it introduces visitors to understand the customs as well as the history of the people of Vietnam in general and the people of Binh Thuan in particular.
Some sand sculpture works in Forgotten Land
Translated by Thanh Nhan