Contest winner Midknyt sent me the most marvelous links to her pictures and blog entry. I’m not even sure how to adequately communicate the level of jaw-dropping awesome that is her visual travel diary, but holy peencakes, Batman.
There is a park in South Korea that is chock-full of penises. Everywhere you look: peen!
Haesindang Park in Korea, which, as Midknyt notes is a rather conservative culture, is a celebration and tribute to the erect phallus. Legend tells of a man who lost his fiance to the ocean, and her spirit ruined the fishing industry, so the village erected giant honking huge wooden dongs all over the place to appease her bitter, angry, presumably virginal self. The fishing improved, and to this day, sayeth Midknyt, the townspeople offer phalluses on the first full moon of the lunar year.
The pictures are worth their weight in peen. If I could mount an international book tour, I’d be so stopping in South Korea just for the peen park. And the beach is beautiful, too. Not to mention the Sex Education Theme Park, Love Land on Jeju Island.