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International Sand Sculpture Festival to open in Zhejiang’s Zhoushan City

Date: 2018.07.11 Author: Celia Tang

The 2018 China International Sand Sculpture Festival will open to public in Zhoushan - an island city in Zhejiang Province. With a total use of more than 20,000 cubic meters of sand, the sand sculpture festival this year can meet with the visitors on July 21st.


The Zhoushan International Sand Sculpture Festival this year attracted over 30 sculptors from China, Latvia, the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, the Czech Republic, Russia and Belgium. On July 2nd, they have begun their creation work for the festival which themed on "love for sand sculptures". The creation progress will last until July 16th.


According to the local officials, the park is classified into several sections. What’s more, this year's sculptures will integrate more advanced technologies, such as lights, decorations, fountains, and waterfalls, which can present visitors a unique visual shock.


Located south to the mouth of the Yangtze River, Zhoushan is in the coastal area of eastern Zhejiang in the fringe of Hangzhou Bay. It is the only city established on the basis of a group of islands, the Zhoushan Archipelago. The International Sand Sculpture Festival can help enhance the culture exchange through different countries and boost the tourism industry in Zhoushan.