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Een berichtje dat ik vandaag op ThaiVisa tegenkwam en jullie, vooral de expat's, niet wou onthouden.

Place : Srisothorn Road, Chachoengsao provincial center, Chachoengsao

The World Sand Sculpture Festival - the world's largest indoor sand sculpture exhibition - is being held in Thailand for the first time. The four-month long festival, which features 80 works of art created by over 70 highly talented sculptors from countries around the world, such as the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, the United States and Thailand, covers an area of 12 rai (1.92 hectares or 4.74 acres).
The exhibition is divided into three zones.

ZONE 1
The Royal Projects Zone
The sand sculptures in this zone depict themes related to Royal Projects initiated by His Majesty the King of Thailand and reflect the extraordinary achievements of His Majesty the King of Thailand during the 60 years of his glorious reign.
Among the fascinating works of art are sand sculptures representing the Chaipattana aerator, an award-winning invention patented by His Majesty the King; Bhumibol Dam, royal rainmaking, His Majesty's 'Micro Mod' sailing boat, a jazz band, Mae Fah Luang Gardens and Doi Tung Royal Villa, the first royal residence of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindara, the Princess Mother, the late mother of His Majesty the King of Thailand. HRH the Princess Mother dedicated her life to the conduct of royally-sponsored developmental initiatives for the benefit of the country and its people and endeared herself to the Thai nation. Her contribution to humanity was recognised by UNESCO in its description of the Princess Mother as a "World Great Personality of the 20th Century".
ZONE 2
The Thai History and Thai Literature Zone
The collection of 11 sand sculptures on display in the tent draw their inspiration from Thai history and characters depicted in Thai literature. For example, the giant yaak or demons that stand guard in front of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Sothorn Vararam Voraviharn temple - the sacred landmark of Chachoengsao province, Jatukarmramathep, King Naresuan the Great at war and a selection of characters from Thai literature.
ZONE 3
The International Sand Sculpture Zone
These masterpieces by sculptors representing 13 participating countries capture the magnificence of a selection of famous landmarks from around the world - France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, China, Spain, Egypt and others. These include impressive sand sculptures of The Eiffel Tower accompanied by sculptures of French artists for which Paris is known; the Changing the Guards at Buckingham Palace and Big Ben in London, the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, Japan's Mount Fuji and geishas, The Great Wall of China embellished with a dragon.
In all, more than 40,000 tonnes of sand have been used to create these awe-inspiring masterpieces.
The World Sand Sculpture Festival is an established event that originated in Europe 14 years ago. Given the popularity and success of the exhibition in its early years, the festival has since been held in several European countries including France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and Denmark.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 19.00
Saturday and Sunday: 09.00 - 20.00
Public holidays: 08.00 - 22.00
Admission Fee
80 baht for adults; 40 baht for children
Contact information:
Tel: (0) 3851 5120-1

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