Watch the world's tallest sandcastle being built in Denmark
Katherine Berjikian


A small seaside town in Denmark called Blokhus now has a claim to fame: It's the home of the world's largest sandcastle. 

It's a staggering 21.6 meters tall, weighs nearly 5,000 tons and 31 sculptors worked on its construction. The sandcastle resembles a pyramid and is meant to represent COVID-19's power over the world.

"We started with COVID-19 on top and we gave it a crown because corona means crown, so it's nice and has a double meaning," said Wilfred Stijger, the main artist behind the project.

"But we also gave it a crown because it is ruling our lives everywhere. It tells you what to do. It tells you to wear mouth protection. It tells you to stay away from your family and not to go to nice places – don't do activities, stay home."

The sandcastle is expected to stay in the town until February or March. Its record-breaking predecessor was constructed in Germany in 2019 and was a "mere" 17.66 meters tall.

Video editor: Natália Luz. 

Image credit: /AFP/ Claus Bjoern Larsen / Ritzau Scanpix

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