Kum Müze - Sand Museum

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Entrance of the Sand Müze - my daughter is happy
Every year the city of Antalya hosts a Sand Museum. Actually Antalya does a lot for the people that live here and a lot for the tourists. If you enter by plane I highly recommend to pick up one of the free papers that are on display as you exit the terminal. As I arrived by car, I have not gotten one of these papers, but when my neighbors son visited, he brought one and through this I found out that there is a KUM MÜZE. A sand museum. It is located right on the beach of where I go.. but I just have not been this far out. I used to prefer Konyaalti beach, as it is a pebble beach, as Lara Beach has - you guessed it - sand. But, the front parts of Lara Beach are now open to public use and so we also go there.
DUM DUM wants GUM GUM. The Moais from the Easterisland.
Behind the beach is a big picnic area for BBQ's, but usually by 9am the place is crowded. The locals leave around 11am as it is starting to get to hot.

So, the Sand Müze is 6 Lira for Locals - no idea how much for tourists. Many things in Turkey have two prices (officially). This is so that the locals can visit their own attractions. After some complaints that the turks were not able to see their own sights, the government made it free for turks to visit historical sights and such. Unfortunately, some people were smarter (or this they thought) and started lending their ID Cards for a small fee to tourists, so they had to do away with this. Then it had become to expensive for locals to visit their own sights that now they can purchase a Müze Card - I was told only for locals, but I heard some people say, they own one ??? so I am not sure. My friend was not allowed to buy one.

Back to the Müze - this years theme was Mythology. I enjoyed the Art and was fascinated at how people can create such beautiful things. I have two left hands and no green thumb and I am always impressed when somebody is artistic.

I will try to remember who all those Myth were, but there was one that had no sign to it - the one from Africa - so if anybody can give some clues or know the myth - I would be thankful.
The Müze was very educational as when we went home, we researched some of the Myth of course and so it was a fun and educational day.
kamja says:
Mythology is like my biggest interest. I'm so sorry I missed it. Must have been great
Posted on: Nov 08, 2009
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Entrance of the Sand Müze - my da…
Entrance of the Sand Müze - my d…
DUM DUM wants GUM GUM. 
The Moais…
DUM DUM wants GUM GUM. The Moai…
Reading the explanations - in Tür…
Reading the explanations - in Tü…
Zeuss. Father of the Gods in Greek…
Zeuss. Father of the Gods in Gree…
Hercules fighting the Hydra. He mu…
Hercules fighting the Hydra. He m…
A Greif - a creature with a dragon…
A Greif - a creature with a drago…
Phoenix - you know the bird that g…
Phoenix - you know the bird that …
Indian Chief, I cannot remember th…
Indian Chief, I cannot remember t…
I think this was supposed to be Od…
I think this was supposed to be O…
still cant remember
still can't remember
Odin from the other side
Odin from the other side
I think he belongs to the story of…
I think he belongs to the story o…
depending on which version is told…
depending on which version is tol…
the Mermaids - another Disney movi…
the Mermaids - another Disney mov…
Poseidon. God of waterworld.
Poseidon. God of waterworld.
the Vikings
the Vikings
The sirene
The sirene
ASEnA - mother of the Göktürk
ASEnA - mother of the Göktürk
Gökturks from the ASENA story
Gökturks from the ASENA story
Hmm- fat man with a beard
Hmm- fat man with a beard
Aborigine - unfortunately you cann…
Aborigine - unfortunately you can…
Dragon..
Dragon..
Dragon and Tiger
Dragon and Tiger
pyramid
pyramid
Big dragon - Yin and Yang - good a…
Big dragon - Yin and Yang - good …
Can you guess? I couldnt. It is t…
Can you guess? I couldn't. It is …
you know this dude
you know this dude
Pegasus
Pegasus
Bastet. Supposedly the daughter of…
Bastet. Supposedly the daughter o…
Perseus fighting Medusa
Perseus fighting Medusa
African tale that misses the descr…
African tale that misses the desc…
Pegasus
Pegasus
Ganesha, Hindu God of Wisdom and K…
Ganesha, Hindu God of Wisdom and …
Noah
Noah
gathering the animals
gathering the animals
on the arc
on the arc
Some persian saga like Romeo and J…
Some persian saga like Romeo and …
This lady ovbiously gave birth to …
This lady ovbiously gave birth to…
Perseus fighting the Medusa
Perseus fighting the Medusa
Egyptian Pyramid
Egyptian Pyramid
Aztec or Inka or Mayan Pyramid
Aztec or Inka or Mayan Pyramid
Atlas carrying the world upon his …
Atlas carrying the world upon his…
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thanks to Rixos Hotel
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