Binh Thuan: Sand statue park seeks to lure visitors
Update: Sep 28, 2016
Work on “Forgotten Land” sand statue park was launched in Phan Thiet city, the southern central province of Binh Thuan, on September 27, aiming to offer a new tourism product for visitors.

The 1.3-hectare park will display various statues featuring fairy tales and legends of Viet Nam and the world, which are made entirely of natural sand by sculptors from 12 countries worldwide.

Nguyen Duc Hoa, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Binh Thuan, vowed to support the project, expressing his hope that the park will be a draw to attract more tourists to the beach city.

Meanwhile, Marielle Heessels, a Dutch sculptor, said she visited Viet Nam for the first time and was inspired by people and nature here. She hopes her future works will enthrall tourists and locals.

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

The park is scheduled to open in late January 2017.