South Korea’s Toilet Culture Park

Toilet in german theater munichWe all know people who never outgrew toilet humor, but in the South Korean town of Suwon there are apparently enough people obsessed with all things to do with bodily excretion that there is an entire park devoted to the topic, graphically. The Daily Mail has lots of photos in this report (video from IB Times):

…From the bronze statues of people sitting on the toilet dotted around outside, to the converted toilet-shaped house which contains an exhibition on toilets through the ages, everything here is themed after one thing.

There is even a room devoted to toilet-related art – fitting in a city which holds the annual Golden Poop art festival. It might not seem like the most attractive tourist destination, but Lee Youn-Souk, who works at the park, thinks differently.

She told the BBC: ‘We just focus on eating everyday, we sometimes overlook the importance of the toilet.

‘We already know upon waking up in the morning we should go to the toilet but people don’t want to talk about this. So we wanted to demonstrate to the public out ‘toilet culture’. The toilet is not just a toilet, it can be a cultural space…

Not much I want to say about that. More at the Daily Mail.


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2 Comments on "South Korea’s Toilet Culture Park"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Dec 5, 2012 at 2:47 am |

    that’s funny shit

  2. I didn’t know we had so much in common with South Korea. Toilet Humor! 🙂

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