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Building landmarks out of sand

Updated: Aug 31,2016 7:53 AM     China Daily

Artists are building 50 sand sculptures for this year’s Zhoushan International Sand Sculpture Festival to create “a sand sculpture global village”. [Photo/Xinhua]

Since mid-August, about 20 artists from a dozen countries, including China, the Netherlands, Canada, Spain and the Czech Republic, have gathered in the city of Zhoushan to make sand sculptures of famous landmarks ahead of the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province.

Organizers of the Zhoushan International Sand Sculpture Festival, which is due to open to the public on Sept 9, invited the artists to create “a sand sculpture global village”.

An area of about 200 m by 50 m in the city’s Zhujiajian Scenic Area has been set aside for the festival, where 20,000 cubic meters of sand will be used to build 50 sand sculptures. “

Jeroen Advocaat (right), an artist from the Netherlands, carves a sand sculpture with a Chinese artist at the Zhujiajian Scenic Area in Zhoushan. [Photo/Xinhua]

Two Chinese artists work on their sculpture, which features Chinese traditional elements. [Photo/Xinhua]

A worker waters a sculpture to help the sand stick together at the scenic area. [Photo/Xinhua]

Artists are building 50 sand sculptures for this year’s Zhoushan International Sand Sculpture Festival to create “a sand sculpture global village”. [Photo/Xinhua]

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