Guwahati News Desk: The small seaside town of Blokhus in Denmark, has completed the world’s tallest sandcastle that weighs nearly 5000 tonnes, towering over a height of 20 meters.
The newly completed sandcastle has broken Germany’s 2019 Guinness World Record of tallest sandcastle, that held the title with its 17.66 meters.
As stated by the designers, a total of 4,860 tonnes of sand makes up the intricately decorated structure, which is a reminiscent of a pyramid.
The sand contains approximately 10 percent of clay in order to make the castle more cohesive and a layer of glue has been added to help the structure stand up against the chilly and windy weather conditions during the autumn and winter seasons.
The creator of the 20 meter tall sandcastle, Dutchman Wilfred Stijger was assisted by 30 of the world’s best sand sculptors.
Stijger says that his main aim behind building the castle was to represent the power of the novel coronavirus over the world since the beginning of the pandemic. Infact, the very top of the sandcastle consists of a model representing the virus wearing a crown.
He adds by saying, “It tells you what to do…It tells you to stay away from your family and not go to nice places. Don’t do activities, stay home.”
The sandcastle consists of several local features that have been incorporated into it, including-windsurfing, kite – surfing, beach houses, fish and lighthouses.
The inhabitants of Blokhus are very delighted with this creation and its achievements.
According to the reports, the sandcastle is expected to stand until February or March of 2022.