Making Sand Sculptures!
This festival, supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, has become an annual event and is among the largest sand sculpture festivals in the world. Around 30 sculptors from more than 10 countries form their gigantic sand sculptures over an area larger than 7000 square meters and use more than 10 tonnes of sand. Each year has a different theme and the sculptures are displayed from the official opening date in June until the end of October. Visitors can also observe the sculptors during the month of May when competitors are busy sculpting their masterpieces.
Alanya anticipates another exciting sculpture organisation at the beginning of November. The ninth International Alanya Sculpture Symposiım was held this year. Every year ten artists are selected from among sculptors who apply from all over the world to take part in this symposium. The selected artists immediately start working in the pier square in order to transform their sketches into reality within 30 days. The completed sculptures are later displayed in the squares, parks and gardens of Alanya.