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The World’s Weirdest Sculpture Parks

Grace Alviar Viray

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When we talk about sculptures, the most popular ones would be those inspired from famous people or characters like Abraham Lincoln, Venus the Milo, the Pieta or The Thinker. It’s difficult to imagine sculptures that are underwater or those that resemble a giant hand. But they actually do exist and are very popular spots around the world.

Let us take a tour around the world to find the world’s weirdest sculpture parks and be amazed at these unconventional works of art.

#7. The Sun Cruise Resort, South Korea

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Photo credit: Visit Korea

It may look like a cruise ship that is stationed on a cliff from afar, but when you look at it closely, it’s a hotel that sculptured to look like a cruise ship along the beach. This beautiful resort has a gigantic pair of hands locally called as the “hands of blessing” and has a garden which has totem poles surrounded by beautiful flowers. It’s no wonder why this hotel-sculpture resort is a popular place to propose!

#6. Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA), Mexico

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This sculpture park can be described as amazing, beautiful and a bit creepy. With 450 life-like human sculptures nestled under the sea, Jason deCaires Taylor’s masterpieces encourages coral life and has become a popular attraction for divers and snorkellers from all over the world.

#5. Sand Sculpture Company exhibit, Kuwait (January-April 2014)

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This sculpture park was an exhibit by the Sand Sculpture Company in Kuwait from January to April 2014. Its amazing sand sculptures are so beautiful, they are like painting masterpieces on sand. Unfortunately, this amazing sand-sculpture has already been blown away by nature. But do look out for more sand sculpture fests by this Kuwaiti organization. They have been all around the world and will not stop sharing their beautiful works of art made of sand.

#4. Vigeland Park, Norway

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Photo credit: Visit Oslo

This amazing park was created by only one artist, Gustav Vigeland. With over 200 bronze and granite sculptures, it’s like a tour to the different facets of human and life. Some of its popular sculptures are the “Man throwing babies” and the “Scream”. Weirdly beautiful works of art.

#3. Great Stone Face Sculpture Park, South Korea

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Photo credit: Travel Wire Asia

The Great Stone Face Sculpture Park is a collection of mostly large faces of popular personalities from all over the world. The different sculptures were contributed by many talented international artists which were collected to honor the world’s greatest political leaders, writers, musicians, and even actors. The park is also divided into different themed walks for people who may only like a specific theme like Buddhism, Musicians, Athletes and others.

#2. Porter Sculpture Park, South Dakota, U.S.A.

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Photo credit: Wayne Porter

This collection of masterpieces was created by Wayne Porter out of junk metal. It maybe a bit weird to see these sculptures in the middle of a prairie, but just looking at these metal giants would just absolutely amaze you. Some of its popular sculptures are the giant bull head and the bronze horse.

#1. Parque Jaime Duque, Colombia

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Photo credit: Parque Jaime Duque

Considered as Colombia’s National Pride, this sculpture park was actually created to give tribute to God. With over 700 life-like sculptures, some were inspired from the world’s wonders, Parque Jaime Duque is an absolutely weird collection of art wonders that will take you to the Taj Mahal of India, and archeological site of San Agustin and even the map of Colombia. You can even have a panoramic view of the park by riding the park’s train.

So, which sculpture park would you like to visit soon? Leave a comment below.

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