Even the early Egyptians built models of pyramids as sand sculptures. These served to calculate angles and edges. Today, many artists primarily present their works in holiday towns by the sea. This is how sand sculpture festivals emerged around the world. That said, Kum Heykel Müzesi on Lara Beach, covering an area of 10,000 square metres, is one-of-a-kind. Every year, a new motto is specified for “newcomers”, but heroes, gods, and warriors almost always make their way into the exhibition. The site also features classics such as the Eiffel Tower, a Pharaoh, Thor, and “The Lion King”.