Although folks are excited about the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea (and all the gay athletes and hot sex that’ll be happening there), there’s another fun and sexy attraction just four-and-a-half hours south in the city of Sinnam, known as Haesindang Park or, more succinctly, the “South Korea Penis Park,” a legendary park filled with dozens of carved penises — fun for the whole family!
The story behind the South Korea Penis Park
Penis Park arose (tee-hee) because of a local Sinnam legend. In the story, a young woman from long ago took her husband’s boat to harvest seaweed from the ocean. He promised to pick her up later, but a windstorm caused her to drown before he could rescue her.
Afterwards, villagers were reportedly unable to catch fish because of her death, an understandably alarming development for an oceanside town that depends on fish for food and commerce.
Here’s where the story get interesting. One version says the problem was solved when a local man masturbated at the oceanside and ejaculated into the water, pleasing the virgin girl’s spirit and causing fish to return.
Here’s a video of the South Korean Penis Park:
Another version says that villagers thought they could appease the dead maiden by hoisting wooden phalluses around where she died, and then the fish returned. Either way, locals started erecting wood and stone penises all over the area and we got Penis Park!
The park reportedly has about 50 different penis statues, totems, benches and decorations, including a moveable penis-shaped canon, a phallic red lighthouse and a Chinese zodiac of animal sculptures “carved inside of life-size penises.” (Life-size?)
The park is understandably popular with international tourists (including families and kids) who take pictures kissing, touching, sitting on large penises or just smiling wide.
Here are some photos of the South Korea Penis Park: