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Penis Park, South Korea & How to Get There?

Posted by on November 15, 2015

That’s right, there’s a public park in South Korea full of giant phalluses. It’s called Haesindang Park and there’s a tragic story behind it, but to me (and other backpackers lucky enough to catch word of this little beauty) it will always be “Penis Park“. Because pictures of cocks speak louder than a thousand words, I guess you could call this a “photo essay”, interspersed with a few lines from my travel journals from Gyeongju to Sokcho.

Riding giant penis in Haesindang Park in Sinnam, South Korea

Overcompensating for something?

In the morning I was reluctant to get up. I knew I had to catch the 8.21* to Samcheok so at 7.50 I dragged myself up and set out for the Intercity Bus Terminal, grabbing bakery goods on the way. I finished One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest – good book; good ending – then slept, stretched out over all the back seats. In Samcheok I got another bus to Sinnam Harbour and lugged my bag to Haesindang Park – the Penis Park!

Walk from Sinnam harbour to Haesindang Penis Park, South Korea

The road to Haesindang Penis Park, South Korea

Penis carved into wooden bench at Haesindang Park in Sinnam, South Korea

Take a rest and enjoy the view from this comfortable bench.

Erect penis selfie at Haesindang Park in Sinnam, South Korea

Getting an erection in public can be so embarrassing!

Couple's heart-shaped penis chair at Haesindang Park in Sinnam, South Korea

How romantic!

Penis cannon at Haesindang Park in Sinnam, South Korea

Locals admiring their artillery piece

Giant veiny cannon shaft at Haesindang Penis Park in Sinnam, South Korea

Where are the cannon balls?

Laughing penis at Haesindang Park in Sinnam, South Korea

The laughing cock

Penis wind chimes and decorations at Haesindang Park, Korea

Penes everywhere! (Yes penes is the plural of penis. Trust me, I’ve googled it…many times.)

Penis with a penis at Haesindang Park in Sinnam, South Korea

A penis with a penis. How novel!

Penis with breasts at Haesindang Penis Park in Sinnam, South Korea

A penis with breasts. Not something you see everyday either.

Penis totem pole at Haesindang Park in Sinnam, South Korea

Korean penis totem poles?

Anal selfie at Haesindang Penis Park in Sinnam, South Korea

You should’ve seen the poor Korean kid’s face when I asked him to take this photo for me!

Year of the dragon penis at Haesindang Park in Sinnam, South Korea

The year of the dragon…in a cock

I had elderly strangers take obscene photos of me and the statues. It was good fun, and even the Koreans said they thought it was a strange thing to have in their country. So much dedication to the penis!

Statue with cock out at Haesindang Penis Park in Sinnam, South Korea

For a second I thought this was a real person, getting into the spirit of things.

I bought a penis-shaped bottle of what I assumed was beer, to give someone back home as a gift, then got the bus back to Samcheok. I’d planned to find a “sauna” to stay the night in (jjimjilbang – Korean 24-hour public bathhouses – are the cheapest places to get a shower and a good night’s sleep in Korea…not to mention a big dose of local culture) but it occurred to me I could move on again and, as chance would have it, there was a bus. I had an hour to eat a delicious Korean meal then I hopped aboard and have been writing (feeling lost without a book to read) and stealing the occasional glance at the stunning coastline as I make my way north, up Korea’s East Coast, to Sokcho.

*Note: bus timetables are likely to have changed.

One Response to Penis Park, South Korea & How to Get There?

  1. Elizabeth

    Ha ha ha! This is great! I never visited the penis park but did visit a penis rest stop on the side of the highway on our way from Seoul to the east coast of S. Korea. The funny thing is I took this trip with a church group. I was in the car with one of our church leaders driving, two girls, and one guy. The church leader was hungry so he decided to stop for a snack. He acted as if this place was nothing out of the ordinary. Meanwhile we were all giggling over the penis totem poles and penis art work everywhere! It was yet another strange in experience in S. Korea to add to my list of strange experiences. Ha ha! Great article and pics by the way!!!

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