Did you ever see a museum dedicated to sand sculpture? Sandland in Antalya gives you the opportunity to make this fun discovery. Sandland is one of the must-see places in Antalya, where art, creativity, and fun come together.
It's an open air museum, where sand sculptures made by artists from all over the world, are exhibited. It has a different theme each year and waiting for you to be drawn to its fabulous atmosphere.
It's one of the world's most prestigious sand sculpting events considering the width of the area, the number of artists participating, and the amount of sand used.
Find all the important information before your visit to this museum, including entrance fees, tourist information, and history.
What Can I Do in Sandland?
Sandland covers about 10,000 square-meters on the world-famous Lara beach in Antalya. You can see splendid sculptures made out of sand with a brand new theme every year. There are hundreds of sand sculptures in various sizes exhibited with approximately 50 sub-themes.
Sandland's motto is the "World's Most Fantastic Museum". You can finds mythological characters from all over the world made out of sand.
Greek and Egyptian mythological characters, the 7 Wonders of the World, the Eiffel Tower, the Colloseum, and many other interesting works are await you in Sandland.
Children can enjoy a play area with kinetic sand and spend time with various exciting activities to increase creativity.
You can watch the production process and see related videos of the artists.
When the giant sculptures are illuminated with LED lights in the evening with elaborately chosen music, everything seems and feels more fascinating.
Entrance, Tickets, and Tours
Sandland is open all year long. You can visit every day and the visiting hours changes according to the season. During the summer, May to October, it's open from 9:00am to 10:00pm and during the winter, November to April, it's open from 9:00am to 7:00pm.
How to Get to Sandland
Sandland is located on Lara Beach, in the Muratpaşa district in Antalya Lara is about 18 km southeast of Antalya's city center.
- Bus: The closest station is "Lara" with bus numbers KL08, LF10, LF09, and LC07A
- From the Antalya Airport: Take bus number 800 and get off at the "Lara" stop.
- From the Bus terminal: Take bus number TC93 and get off at the "Lara" stop.
- From Kepez: You should take one of the buses numbered: VF01, VF66, or TCD49 and get off at the "100.Yıl" stop. Then, take bus KL08, LF10, or LF08 to the "Lara" stop. You can reach Sandland from here.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Our suggestion is to visit Sandland in the evening. The giant sculptures are illuminated with LED lights and there is elaborately chosen music in the evening. Everything seems and feels more fascinating at this time.
Museum Pass holders get a 25% discount. Children under 3 years old don't need a ticket to get inside. Children between 3-12 years old get discounted tickets. Please check the current ticket prices on Sandland's official website. http://www.sandlandantalya.com/
There are hundreds of sand sculptures in various sizes exhibited with approximately 50 sub-themes.
Sandland's motto is the "World's Most Fantastic Museum". You will find mythological characters from all over the world made out of sand.
Sandland is located on Lara Beach, in the Muratpaşa district in Antalya.
The History of Sandland
The art of sand sculpture is a special ephemeral (temporary) art type that has recently become widespread in the world as these works are destroyed entirely after they are exhibited for a short time.
There is a philosophy behind this kind of work stating that "nothing is permanent and everything will disappear one day".
Sand Sculpture Art Festivals have become a traditional artistic event with increasing interest in Antalya. It's organized with a different theme every year.