Fulong is a popular beach resort area in the north of Taiwan, approximately 90 minutes outside of Taipei.
This year’s festival features a total of 80 massive sand sculptures that took 30 Taiwanese artists and 16 international artists nearly a month to create.
Entrance to the festival grounds costs NT$100, and provides a good hour or so of artistic entertainment, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the beach which is said to have the best sand in the country.
Date: May 3 – June 30, 2014
Hours: 8am – 6pm
Admission: Adults NT$100, Students and Seniors NT$80, Children under 6 years of age NT$10
The best way to get to the festival site from Taipei is to take a Taiwan Railway train from Taipei Main Station and get off at Fulong Station. The festival site is located a 5 minute walk from from the station. Just follow the signs or the crowds, and you will have no problem finding the beach.
The train schedules are available in English here. Enter “Taipei” in both the Area/Subline and Station sections for departure, and “Taipei” again for the arrival Area/Sublime, then “Fulong” for the station.