Haesindang park, also called Penis Park, welcomes everyone who is matured enough to watch penis statues and understand the fact that they are all made out of joy, spirituality, and sexuality. The park is located in a small town called Sinnam on the beautiful east coast of South Korea. Haesindang park is very impressive and it is very popular among tourists. There are so many penis statues being erected there carved in different ways. The statues are hilariously interesting yet they are very well done that visitors often say it’s not weird at all to visit the park, but actually inspiring. It is a huge park located on the hill next to the ocean in South Korea.
In this post, we are here to share you the story of the park through various facts. Take a read below:
1. Haesindang park was built in honor of a young virgin woman whose fisherman lover left her on a rock in the sea while he worked.
2. Needless to say, a storm came and the girl was drowned.
The man could not retrieve her body.
3. After her death, the villagers were not able to catch fish.
People claimed that it was because of the dead woman.
4. The villagers believed that the only way to get the fish back in their nets would be to appease the girl’s spirit with male genitalia.
5. And they built giant wooden penises to appease her spirit.
6. Strangely enough, the strategy worked, and the villagers were able to catch fish again.
It is said that after the villagers made several phallic wooden carvings and held religious ceremonies on her behalf, the fish slowly returned and the villagers were able to live comfortably again.
7. And so they continued to erect more carvings and have religious ceremonies in her honor.
8. The park is noted for its number of phallic statues.
9. The collection, created by Korean artists, is on display in the form of “hanging arrangements to three-meter tall trunks of wood”, for joy, spirituality, and sexuality.
Needless to mention, 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 ceremony is still honored today as a traditional folk event.