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Standing at just over 21 metres high, it's clear to see why this sandcastle isn't just an ordinary sand sculpture.

The structure was built with nearly 5,000 tonnes of sand in Denmark. The small beach town called Blokhus is home to the structure, created by Dutch artist Wildred Stijger, who was quoted as saying the sculpture represents "the power the coronavirus has had over the world since the beginning of the pandemic".

Stijger and 30 other sand sculptors helped to build this sandcastle consisting of local attractions like famous lighthouses, windsurfing, and kite surfing, reports The Guardian.

It has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the tallest sandcastle in the world. The previous record-holder was built in Germany back in 2019, and was just over three metres shorter.

Business Insider reports that the castle includes some clay and a layer of glue that will help it withstand unstable weather. It's expected to remain standing until February or March of 2022.

Watch the VOA News video below to see a timelapse video of how the world's tallest sandcastle was built.

Image credit: CNN

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