The Seoul Metropolitan Government has unveiled a statue of the Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale at the Water Light Square in Yeouido Hangang Park.
An unveiling ceremony on Monday was attended by Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen, Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen and Denmark's Ambassador to South Korea, Thomas Lehmann, among others. At the event, the Danish prime minister was also awarded honorary citizenship by Seoul City.
The statue was personally produced by the family of Edvard Eriksen who created the bronze statue of the Little Mermaid displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen. The sculpture in Seoul is 150 centimeters high, weighs 150 kilograms, and is about 80 percent in size of the original statue in Copenhagen.
The installment comes in line with an agreement Seoul and Copenhagen signed in 2014.
Earlier on October tenth, a statue depicting Seoul's Gwanghwamun Gate was unveiled at Copenhagen's City Hall.
Source: KBS World Radio