Antalya prepares for International Sand Sculpture Festival


The Turkish state of Antalya is preparing for the launch of the 16th edition of the “Antalya International Sand Sculpture Festival” in early July.

And the organizing committee of the festival, which will be held on the beach of “Lara” in Antalya, announced the end of the last preparations related to the construction and sculpting of sand models.


This is amid expectations that it will witness a large turnout of local and foreign visitors, and taking into account the measures to prevent the Coronavirus.

Speaking on Wednesday, festival director Jim Karaja said the event is one of the largest of its kind in the world due to the amount of sand used that exceeded 10,000 tons.

Karaja added that the sculptors took into account during the design stage the historical information of the imitation models.

He pointed out that the festival will start its activities early next month, and it will take into account all preventive measures to prevent the spread of the Corona epidemic.

He expected this year’s festival to witness a large turnout of foreign tourists, as in the past.