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Disney Castle, Ostend, Belgium

At the Disney Sand enchantment Festival, a healthy dose of fanciful enchantment from stories past descends onto the sands of Ostend. The 25th anniversary of Disneyland Paris was commemorated at the 2017 celebration on Belgium's sandy shore. Over the course of five weeks, thirty-two skilled sculptors utilized 6,350 tons of sand to build 150 various sand sculptures that portrayed characters and settings from the entertainment brand. A recreation of the Disney castle in a French park is shown below.

Marvel Avengers, Ostend, Belgium

At the well-liked beach party, there were also incredibly lifelike and enormous sand sculptures of characters from Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies on exhibit, including Marvel's Doctor Strange. The painters create their elaborate and imposing works of art using just sand and water.

Emperor Qin, Lednice, Czech Republic

Emperor Qin, Lednice, Czech Republic

Grandiose displays of opulent palaces, opulent temples, and menacing monarchs were featured during the 2015 Sand Festival in Lednice, Czech Republic. The first sovereign emperor of China, Qin, is depicted here. He was created by artist Michal Olšiak and his associates. Sand models of the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Army were also made, both with an old Chinese motif.

Forbidden City in Sand, Yokohama, Japan

Sand artist Zhang Weikang (pictured), who produced some of the intricate sand sculptures on show at the 2014 Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition, made the audacious decision to work with the biggest ancient palace edifice in the world. Artists from all around the world were asked by producer and sand sculptor Katsuhiko Chaen to replicate ancient structures in China, Japan, and South Korea, including the expansive Forbidden City in Beijing, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Scent of Music, Busan, South Korea

During the yearly Haeundae Sand Festival in May, Busan, South Korea, hosts surreal sand art installations on its beaches, inviting foreign artists to create works on Haeundae Beach. Zuo Zhang created this airy sculpture, titled Scent of Music, for the 2019 event. Beautiful sandy beaches in Busan, the second-biggest city in the nation, are ideal for building sandcastles.

Sand Nativity, Vatican City

Sand Nativity, Vatican City

In 2018, a striking nativity scene that was constructed completely out of sand and water adorned St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Rich Varano, a sand artist, and Ilya Filimontsev, a sculpture, together with Susanne Ruseler, all contributed to the creation of it. The remarkable group obtained 720 tons of sand from Jesolo, which is close to Venice. The sculpture stood 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall and 16 feet (5.2 meters) broad.

One Thousand and One Nights, Kuwait

Inspired by the collection of Middle Eastern folktales known as One Thousand and One Nights, this vast sand "village" was showcased in 2014 at Kuwait's Remal International Festival. More than 31,000 tons of sand were allegedly utilized in the enchanted realm, which occupied an area of 322,917 square feet (30,000 square meters). The expansive artwork featured menacing snakes, a massive genie, and horrifying skeletons in addition to magnificent domed castles, minarets, and traditional little towns. It was much more alluring when lit up at night.

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Your Place or Mine, Weston-super-Mare, England, UK

The coastal town of Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset, which began holding an annual sand sculpture festival in 2006, is without a doubt the epicenter of the UK's sand art movement. Every year, a new subject is introduced, and the winning artwork is selected by a public vote. Created by Edith van de Wetering with the subject Topsy Turvy, this was the winner for 2017. Two frogs with cities in their mouths and a tongue bridge bridging them are depicted in the sand artwork, entitled Your Place Or Mine. The past two summers have seen a postponement of the event.

Castle in the Sky, Ostend, Belgium

Castle in the Sky, Ostend, Belgium

This architectural marvel was included at the 2019 Belgium Sand Sculpture Festival, which is held on the Ostend beach annually. International sand painters came together for the annual event, with the subject of "dreams," to construct fantastical landscapes out of little more than sand and water. The 150 pieces of art on the beach varied in height from little over six feet (2 meters) to twenty feet (6 meters).

Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival, Taiwan, China

Amazing works of art like this one are on display at Taiwan's annual Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival, which takes place in April. Fulong Beach in northeastern Taiwan has a beautiful long stretch of sugar-soft sand that makes it a popular destination for people who like to build sandcastles. The World Sand Sculpting Academy (WSSA) chose this location for the open-air sand art gallery after determining that the sands there are the best on the island for sand sculpting.