SCMP: APEC sculpture park in Da Nang among latest Southeast Asian tourist sites
|APEC sculpture park in Da Nang is among the latest Southeast Asian tourist sites. (Photo: Danangfantasticity)|
Situated in the central city of Da Nang, APEC Sculpture Park has been named among seven new tourist attractions in Southeast Asia, as selected by the newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP) of Hong Kong (China).
According to details given by the publication, Da Nang has other notable attractions beyond its fine beaches. However, it noted that in recent years the authorities of the central city have aimed to fill this gap by creating modern landmarks that double as dazzling social media backdrops.
The central city of Da Nang therefore opened APEC Sculpture Park, an extension of the 2017-built APEC Park, on the west bank of the Han river to serve as a new check-in spot and public destination for the tourism hub.
The park, which was built on an 8,600 square metre site with a total investment of VND759 billion, equal to US$33 million, features a large steel arch in the shape of a flying kite on an open site for both tourists and local residents.
The building is surrounded by green trees and features a stage for public events and is topped by a huge, striking roof which has been designed to resemble a flying kite.
The other six tourist attractions in Southeast Asia to make the list are Benjakitti Forest Park and Thai cave rescue exhibition in Thailand, Saloma Link Bridge in Malaysia, SkyHelix Sentosa in Singapore, Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park in Malaysia, and Baywalk Dolomite Beach in the Philippines.