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A visit that will make you smile

A park with more than 500 sculptures made by one man. Mr Veijo Rönkkönen is the man who made the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pikajunaturkuun
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Helsinki, Finland
Strange, but still impressive

Strange statues all over the park, hidden path's etc. Nice one. There is souvenir shop, which is... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
Shotzz
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Kouvola, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A park with more than 500 sculptures made by one man. Mr Veijo Rönkkönen is the man who made the sculptures and he was a bit a loner. He was practising yoga, went swimming and made sculptures. Location by the main road and actually you...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Strange statues all over the park, hidden path's etc. Nice one. There is souvenir shop, which is only open at summer and some specific days all over the year. No entry fee, no closing time. Must be creepy if went by dark. Cool. Stop by!

Thank Shotzz
Reviewed September 6, 2017

There is no other place in the world like this. First you wonder what is this, then you smile how happy and funny those sculptures are. Very touching too. If you're going road 6 to North, please stop there and visit the place, it's worth...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Voluntary admission fee. Small shop by supporting association. Art by Mr. Veijo Rönkkönen. Like a small fairytale World. Amazing and fun!

Thank PeteFinland
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

A place that's really hard to describe! Beautiful green garden with huge amount of unique sculptures: installation of over 200 yogis and a parade of children are maybe the most impressive ones. When going, remember to reserve coins for the admission fee.

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Basically it is a garden statues made of concrete depicting mostly humans and some animals. I think the groups of statues, especially the yoga park, was quite fascinating and worth seeing. I've never seen anything like it before. Individual statues were just spooky. All in...More

Thank Kimmo K
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

The artist Veijo Rönkkönen was a yogi and a self-taught sculptor. Our group's opinions split evenly: half thought his work was spooky and mildly unpleasant, the other half (myself included) thought his sculptures were fun and creative in a beautiful partially overgrown garden setting. The...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

I must admit to being somewhat puzzled by some of the reviewers who found this disturbing. Perhaps they were not made aware of the history of the creator of this amazing collection of cement sculptures, Veijo Ronkonon, who died in 2010. He was a gymnast,...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you are in neighbourhood you really should stop here. Over 200 man size sculptures around the garden. Really interesting place where kids enjoyed too. There is a grill on the parking place that wasn't open but just 500 meters away is excellent local restaurant/cafe...More

Thank Jani40
Reviewed May 3, 2017

A few days ago I`ve visited this mystical forest and my impressions still don`t cease. I'm not saying that it's scary. This is surprising and interesting. It takes time to calmly consider everything, because there are about 400 sculptures and they hide around the site,...More

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