Clay Tunnel in Dalat – Dalat, Vietnam - Atlas Obscura

Clay Tunnel in Dalat

A sculpture park that takes the use of clay to a whole new level.  

This entry is a stub
Help improve Atlas Obscura by expanding Clay Tunnel in Dalat with additional information or photos.

About nine miles (15 kilometers) south of the beautiful city of Da Lat resides a unique sculpture park, where each model has been handcrafted from clay. The park opened in 2016 and is the creation of Trinh Thai Dung. Dung moved from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat to fulfill his dream of opening a unique tourist attraction.

The sculptures are all made from basalt and dark red clay found in the central highlands of Vietnam. They range in content from reimagining the history of Da Lat, to oversized scooters and animals. Dung wanted to promote tourism to the region and took inspiration from the Netherlands. In the European country, the ubiquitous tulip is used to attract tourists to different parts of the country. This led Dung to choose the most abundant material in the Central Highlands to help him popularize Da Lat.

Community Contributors
Added by

September 19, 2019

Make an Edit Add Photos
In partnership with KAYAK

Plan Your Trip

From Around the Web