A sand park featuring the world's largest sandcastle to open in Kuwait
Inspired by Elf layla wa Layla
For the 7th edition of the Remal International Sand and Light Sculpture Festival - Proud 2 Be Kuwait (P2BK) - an international team have built the world's largest sandcastle. Expected to be among the largest ever constructed, the creation is modelled on around 40 different scenes from the famous book, Elf layla wa Layla (1001 Nights).
The sculptures take up 28,000 square metres, the final project will include a 10,000 ton sculpture that will be more than 50 feet tall, constructed of carved sand. Inside the sand park will also be a sand café, maze for children to walk through, a performance amphitheatre and a range of lights in different designs. It will be open for viewing from January to April 2014. The project was thought up by Dhari al Wazzan and is located in the Mishref Fairgrounds. The total cost of the project was $2 million to $3 million US dollars and involved 80 sculptors from 25 different countries.
The P2BK sand sculpture park will be open to the public from January to April 2014.