Taiwan is blessed with plenty of natural resources that can be used to draw visitors, such as the three-kilometer long golden beach between Yanliao and Fulong in the Northeast Coast. For its soft, highly cohesive white quartz sands, this beach is acknowledged by the World Sand Sculpting Association to be the best for making sand sculptures in Taiwan.The first Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival was held in 2008 to promote sand sculpting art in Taiwan. This year’s festival from May 6 to July 9, 2017 will be jointly held by the Administration and the Fullon Hotels & Resorts. By co-organising the event with the company, the Administration hopes to instil different energy into the festival while attracting even more visitors.This year’s festival theme is ‘Celebrating the 10th Anniversary: A Castle of Golden Sands in Fulong’. This summer, some skilled sand sculptors will present to the public a magical castle of golden quartz sands that they’ve built.