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World record attempt to be made at Fulong Sand Sculpture Art Festival
福隆沙雕藝術季登場 挑戰《金氏紀錄》

A sand sculpture is pictured in this undated photo at the Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival in New Taipei City’s Gongliao District.

Photo courtesy of the Tourism Bureau

The Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival opened on Fulong Beach in New Taipei City’s Gongliao District on April 19 and will close on Aug. 25. With the theme “Finding Atlantis from a small town,” the event organizer is seeking to attract tourists from across the world to the small town on Taiwan’s northeastern tip.

As the festival enters its 12th year, the organizer has invited 25 sand sculptors from seven countries to create 45 sand sculptures this year, along with 20 “interactive“ sand sculptures. Apart from the mythical Atlantis theme, some sculptors have incorporated ocean waste in their artworks, hoping to raise awareness of marine ecological conservation.

On June 15, the festival is going to invite 300 visitors to create 300 sand sculptures in the shape of bottlenose dolphins, in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for most people making sand sculptures together. The bottlenose dolphin is a species commonly seen in the waters off Fulong.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)






1. sand sculpture phr. 沙雕 (sha1 diao1)

2. Atlantis n.


(ya3 te4 lan2 ti2 si1)

3. sand sculptor phr. 沙雕家

(sha1 diao1 jia1)

4. interactive v.

互動 (hu4 dong4)

5. dolphin n.

海豚 (hai3 tun2)

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