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Thanks to Olympics, South Korea’s Penis Park get a boost

Sheetal Sukhija - Wednesday 14th February, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Thanks to the Winter Olympics, the South Korean ‘Penis Park’ has become an unlikely tourist hotspot in the country.

The South Korean park, filled with penis statutes sculptured out of wood, stone and plastic, is in Haeshindang Park which is only an hour away from the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The park’s grounds also house penis totem poles, penis benches, a cannon and penis wind chimes.

While some of the penis statues have faces on them, others are exact depictions of the human penis.

The close proximity to the international event and the growing global popularity of the Penis Park has led to it becoming an unlikely tourist hotspot. 

According to local reports, the park is said to be attracting droves of athletes, workers, media and visitors, who are making the trip from the Pyeongchang Olympics to the Haeshindang Park.

The Penis Park was founded to honour an ancient local fertility legend. 

Keith Childs, who works at the Pyeongchang Olympics, said in a statement, “I’ve been all over the world and I’ve never seen anything like this.”

According to South Korean legend, a fisherman’s wife was left on a rock and drowned a virgin.

This meant that no fish could be caught by villagers, until the fisherman ejaculated into the water, which brought the fish back. 

Reports noted that South Korea has one of the lowest birth rates in the industrialized world and couples often visit the park for luck when trying for a baby. 

Government data from 2016 has revealed that just 1.17 babies per woman were born each year in South Korea - on average.

The figure dropped to 1.04 babies per woman this year.

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