Sand Sculpture Park: the Hidden Gem of Phan Thiet

Sand Sculpture Park: the Hidden Gem of Phan Thiet

Rachel Tran Rachel Tran | Published Feb 24, 2021

The Sand Sculpture Park stands out as one of the most must-visit tourist spots in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet City. Visiting this attraction, tourists will be overwhelmed by the unique sand masterpieces created by the skillful hands of domestic and foreign sculptors.

Also known as the Forgotten Land and considered the first sand sculpture park in Vietnam, this sand sculpture park is created to serve the demand of both local and international visitors.

Location: Nguyen Thong Street, Phu Hai Ward, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province.
Opening time: From 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m
Entrance fee: VND 100,000/adult; VND 70,000/child.

I. Sand Sculpture Highlights

Sand Sculpture Highlights

Still, the Mui Ne Sand Sculpture Park – the only sand sculpture park in Vietnam, has more than 30 sand works of art at different shapes and sizes made by more than 21 professional sand experts from 15 countries.

The sand statuses use to be the depiction of familiar characters from fairy tales or folktales of Vietnam and other countries around the world. Coming to this place, tourists will have a chance to admire the exceptional masterpieces presenting the simple life of Vietnamese people.

The artworks here remind visitors about their childhood memories as many of them are inspired by popular fairy tales, ancient stories, legends or myths such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Children of the Fairy and the Dragon, The Batlle of Sea God and Mountain God, The Snow White and seven dwarves…

Due to long-period research, international experts confirm that the quality of sand in Mui Ne is a perfect match for the requirement of material used for sand sculpture art. Each status in this park is made from the natural sand of the local area without any extra substances; many artists from distant parts of the world like the USA, Germany come here just to have a chance working with red sand.

II. What to See and Do in the Sand Sculpture Park?

What to See and Do in the Sand Sculpture Park

Visiting this special park, tourists will experience the feeling of getting lost in a sand art paradise. In the area of two-hectare empty land, talented artists coming from different parts of the world create majestic sand sculptures; some of the biggest statues are up to 15 meters long, 4 meters wide and 3.5 meters tall.

works in Sand Sculpture Park
works in Sand Sculpture Park in Phan Thiet

The artwork in this sand sculpture park is a great combination of different cultures of Vietnam and other countries. Coming to this special place, tourists will not only have a chance to gaze with veneration at amazing sculptures but also can experience the joyfulness of making sand statues and create their masterpiece.

This place is one of the most must-visit attractions for travelers; especially, those who are fond of sand sculpture art and photographs. The huge and dramatic statues with striking shape, size and the unique color of red sand are the most perfect backcloths for photoholic.

Sand Sculpture Park is the most suitable place for children to visit and explore. Visiting this park, children can meet their favorite characters coming from the fairy tales in the form of the impressive sand statue or they can have some fun when playing and making some sand structure by themselves.

III. How to Get to the Sand Sculpture Park

The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Phan Thiet City is about 200km.

From Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can take the train, bus or private taxi to access Phan Thiet City and this route takes about 5-7 hours. When traveling by train, tourists spend 44 minutes on the track and the ticket price is about USD17.

Tourists will have two choices: the day time bus or night time bus (sleeping bus). The sleeping bus can be more expensive yet more comfortable for tourists because they can have comfortable sleep there. The bus ticket costs about USD10

From Phan Thiet City, tourists can easily get to the Sand Sculpture Park at Nguyen Thong Street, Phu Hai Ward by taking a taxi, or they can travel by motorbike.

Like the precious gem of Phan Thiet Tourism, the beauty and uniqueness of Phan Thiet Sand Sculpture Park can not be described by empty words. So why not visit this city and explore the real beauty of this interesting place with your naked eyes? Let’s pack a case, book a tour and share your memorable adventure with your family or loved ones! And don’t forget to share your experience with us. We thank you for any contributing ideas about this topic.


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