The Yeongdo Lighthouse Mermaid was unveiled in 2004 and stands a few feet directly in front of the lighthouse, facing Japan. The lighthouse is located inside the Taejongdae Park, which is surpassingly beautiful, with magnificent cliffs and spectacular views. The lighthouse itself is several hundred feet above the water, and is part of the park […]
A 4-ton bronze mermaid statue of Princess Hwangok was installed near Doengbaek beach in 1974, but was badly damaged by Typhoon Thelma in 1987. A replica sculpture was created and installed in the original location in 1989. The Princess Hwangok Mermaid of Doengbaek. Photo © by Laura Raymond. The statue is 8 ft high. The […]
Putri Duyung means “mermaid” in Indonesian. Putri Duyung Ancol literally means “Mermaid of Ancol Bay” and is an exotic beach resort hotel on the north coast of Jakarta in Ancol Bay. The hotel is part of Ancol Dreamland, an amusement park complex which includes Fantasy World, SeaWorld, the Atlantis Water Adventure and more. At the […]
This mermaid was installed in 2013 as part of artificial reefs being built to replace natural coral reefs destroyed in the 1980s by the fishing industry. Is is below the surface in Jemeluk Bay, near Amed Beach on Bali. Installations like these serve as both diving destinations for tourists and as havens for fish and […]
India is definitely the land of large mermaid statues. Here is the 27′ concrete mermaid sculpture at the Mahatma Gandhi Park in Kollam Beach. This in one of at least two giant mermaids in India. Get all the details here.
In Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, is a large statue of Nüwa, an ancient Chinese goddess, best known for creating mankind and (as shown here) repairing the wall of heaven. The sculpture has been moved a few times, but is now in a beautiful and hopefully final setting. See all the details here.
The sculpture known as the Meeting of the Waters is really 19 sculptures representing the meeting of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers just outside St. Louis. It is 200 ft long and was initially named “The Wedding of the Rivers”. It was commissioned from renowned Swedish sculptor Carl Milles by the city of St. Louis. […]
The Fountain of Life and its sculptures date back to 1905 when they were created by Charles E. Tefft in bronze and marble, as the main sculpture in front of the Library Building. The fountain contains a mermaid and triton as well as a number of other sea creatures. See all the details on this […]
I took a drive down to Miami to see Villa Vizcaya and the mermaid sculptures there. It is a pretty amazing place. Created in 1916 by agricultural industrialist James Deering, it was designed and built to look like a 400-year old Italian villa. The villa – a mansion really – is gorgeous, and the gardens are […]
Near the old dock at Coco Cay in the Bahamas, visitors are greeted with a gorgeous mermaid statue of Caylana of Coco Cay, reclining on a rock in a fountain, holding aloft an exotic bird. We have created a page for this mermaid sculpture here, with a lot more information and photos.