SEOGWIPO, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Seogwipo City has said it will erect an example of Jeju Island’s signature rock statue ‘dol hareubang’ in Qinhuangdao, China to promote the island.
The city of Seogwipo is spending 20 million won to produce a dol hareubang statue, which will then be moved via ship to Beidaihe District, a western district in the city of Qinhuangdao, which has signed a friendship city agreement with Seogwipo.
Qinhuangdao is known as a popular summer holiday destination in China.
Last year, around 40 million people visited the city, which boasts clean beaches and fine sand, and is conveniently located close to Chinese capital of Beijing.
With the tradition of Chinese leaders traveling to the city during the summer, Qinhuangdao has earned the nickname of the ‘capital of the summer’ in China.
Previously, Seogwipo City erected a dol hareubang statue in Gorinchem, in the Netherlands, and Karatsu City in Japan to promote Jeju Island internationally.
“We have chosen a busy location visited by many people in Beidaihe District and we will continue various projects which people in the city of Seogwipo can benefit from,” said Yang Yeong-ill, a senior Jeju government official.
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