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Zhuhai Fisher Girl Statue

The Zhuhai Fisher Girl Statue is the landmark of Zhuhai city, located at the coast of Xianglu Bay. The nearby mountains, open sea views and modern condominium skylines and the huge sculpture, stone bridges over the sea forms leisure scenery.

The fisher girl is a beautiful statue by the sea, gracefully raising a bright pearl with both hands high in the air. It is said that she spreads bright light to the world, donates treasure to Zhuhai people. It stands nearly 9 meters high and weighing 10 tons, designed by a Chinese sculptor Panhe based on a touching local legend.

Zhuhai Fisher Girl Statue

In the legend, the fairy maiden was so fond of the beautiful scenery of Xianglu Bay that she disguised herself as a local fisher girl to enjoy the life and scenery here. She weaving nets, searching pearls and support her life there as common fisher ladies. She was kind, clever and ready to help villagers with her knowledge and magical power, so she was loved by people there.

She encountered a young and honest fisherman Haipeng and fell in love with him. They lived a rather happy life for a period until a short and devil man abetted him to take off the bracelet on the fisher girl's hand. The girl told him the truth that she was the daughter of the South Sea Dragon king; the bracelets were given by the eight mistresses based on her father's order to avoid her escape. If one of bracelet removed from her hand, she would die.

Haipeng did not believe the words of the fisher girl and turned to leave. The girl took off the bracelet suddenly and fiercely to show her real love toward Haipeng and died immediately. The man was touched and regretted, with cries and being compunctious all the day long.

An Immortal named Jiuzhou Elder was moved by their love and helped the young man resuscitate the girl. They offered this huge precious pearl to their benefactor during their marriage ceremony as a token of their appreciation for his kindness.

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