Korea’s ‘Penis Park’ Gets Love From Tourists at the Olympics


While some people go to South Korea to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, others come to nearby port of Sinnam to check out the world-famous “Penis Park,” according to Reuters.

Image via Instagram/julrichleon

Haesindang Park, located on a hill in Samcheok, is an hour drive from Pyeongchang where the Winter Olympics are being heldand has become known for its phallic statues and monuments.

Image via Instagram/beanbagged88

There you’ll find benches and chairs that are shaped like penises.

Image via Instagram/pietrina5
Image via Instagram/missjamecca
Image via Instagram/chelseasteinbach
Image via Instagram/cdayjavu

There are also benches that have penises sticking out of them. I’ll let your imagination do its thing.

Image via Instagram/Rabital
Image via Instagram/thereizau

According to local legend, a nearby village was hit by a curse that greatly affected the abundance of fish in the area.

Image via Instagram/exploring_southkorea

In one version, a young woman drowns after being caught in a storm while picking out seaweed, causing the fish in the area to suddenly vanish. To get back their source of food, the villagers decided to erect phallic monuments to appease the young maid’s spirit.

Image via Instagram/jennd_611

In the other version of the story, villagers accidentally discover a correlation of the lack of fish in the water and the need for phallic monuments when one of the locals urinated in the sea.

Image via Instagram/exploring_southkorea

It is said that sculptures of penises were put in the area to help satiate the dead woman’s inability to consummate her marriage, National Geographic Travel reported.

Image via Instagram/jennd_611

There are so many weird things that you wouldn’t normally see at a park, like this phallus canon with phallus mortar shells.

Image via Instagram/a_dick_a_day

Here’s a penis with a face on it.

Image via Instagram/fodorstravel
Image via Instagram/mrslauraheo
Image via Instagram/mrslauraheo

honestly don’t even know what this is.

Image via Instagram/mrslauraheo

Or this one.

south korean penis park visited by winter olympic tourists
Image via Instagram/mrslauraheo

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format