Ever been so thirsty for sex that you had a whole penis park built for you? Well, this is exactly what happened in South Korea’s town of Sinnam when a virgin died.
A tragic legend known as the “Legend of Auebawi and Haesindang” tells of a woman who was left on a rock by her fiancé when he went off to work. A storm washed her away and she drowned to her death. Soon after the incident, the local fishermen were unable to catch fish. One day, a fisherman relieved himself in the sea and the fish returned. The villagers believed that the fish disappeared because of the dead woman, and the sight of a male genitalia appeased her ghost. Scared that the curse might affect them again, the villagers erected (pun intended) wooden phalluses to help satiate the virgin’s inability to consummate her marriage. The place where the woman died was named Aebawi Rock and the building where the religious ceremony is held twice a year was named Haesindang. The park was opened to the public in 2007.
Haesindang Park stands on a hill in Samcheok with around 50 phallic statues of various shapes and sizes, some with faces on them. The penis structures can be seen in the form of wind chimes, totem poles, hollowed out benches, stools, armrests and even a moving cannon.
One of the most popular landmarks is a yawning man with a penis in place of his tongue.
The gift shops sell penis-shaped pasta to woolen willy-warmers. The dock also has a phallic red lighthouse.
Most of the visitors (about 60%) in the park are women. Anyone surprised by the fact? No. The park is the largest collection of penises and has about 12,000 visitors per year