Published 17 February 2017
Have you ever gone to the beach and built an epic sandcastle you are really proud of? Well, Sudarsan Pattnaik from India has just broken the world record for making the Tallest sandcastle ever!
Ditching the small plastic buckets often used for creating small sandcastles, Sudarsan and a team of 45 students used their hands to build a 14.84 metres (48 ft. 8 inches) tall monster.
The record attempt took place on the beach at Puri, Odisha in India and an official Guinness Guinness World Records judge was there to witness the team make the final finishing touches.
The detailed design includes carvings of animals, people, and the words "world peace".
“I am happy that we spread the message of world peace through the world’s tallest sandcastle. This is India’s first sand art placed in Guinness World Records,” said Sudarsan.