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Museum of the Molding Sand (Pra Sad Sai) is the biggest indoor exhibition of sand sculptures in the world, on the area of 12 Rai. It has become one of the tourist attractions after World Sand Sculpture Festival of Thailand in November 2007. The event took place to commemorate HM King Bhumibol’s 80th birthday anniversary. At that time, more than 70 sculptors from all over the world participated in this event, for example, Holland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Ireland, American and Thailand. Today, there are more than 30 pieces of molding sand on display.
The exhibition can be separated into 3 zones.
The sand sculptures in the first zone presents the king’s biography, everyday life and royal duties, such as, Narayana on Garuda surrounded by gods, Chaipattana Low Speed Surface Aerator, walls and lotus pond at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Micro Mod, Bhumibol Dam, the rain making story, jazz band, Mae Fah Luang Garden and Doi Tung Development Project (DTDP).
The second zone shows the sand sculptures relating to Thai culture and sculptures and characters in Thai literatures. They are exhibited in the dark room illuminated with lights, together with sounds; they turn into spectacular shows. Shows that can be seen in this room are, for example, giants and temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Sothonwararam, Jatukam Ramathep, The Elephant Battle of King Naresuan, Kinnari, Hanuman and characters from Phra Aphai Mani, a part of Thai Folklore.
The last zone includes sculptures of important landmarks around the world. It contains distinctive features in each country, such as, the Brandenburg Gate, the Eiffel Tower, gate guards and the Big Ben, Statue of Liberty, Van Gogh paintings and the wind turbine, Colosseum and tiger fighter, flamingo dancer and bull fighter, Fuji Mountain, Geisha, Kangaroo, Koala bear Opera House, Saint Nicolas’ Church, Pyramid and Sphinx, Tutankhamen’s Tomb, the Great Wall of China, dragons and Xian Tombs of Qin Dynasty.
Museum of the molding sand opens daily from 09:00-18:00 hours. Admission is 80 Baht for adults and 40 Baht for children. For more information, please call 038-515120-1 www.thaisandcity.com