Loveland in Jeju Island – A Sexual Theme Park
D-Bo , June 5, 2014, 8:35 a.m.
Jeju Loveland, also known as Love Land is an outdoor sculpture park which opened on Jeju Island in 2004. The park s focused on a theme of sex, running sex education films, and featuring 140 sculptures representing humans in various sexual positions. It also has other elements such as large phallus statues, stone labia, and hands-on exhibits such as a "masturbation-cycle". The park's website describes the location as "a place where love oriented art and eroticism meet".
After the Korean War, the island became a popular honeymoon destination for Korean couples, due to the island's warm climate. Many of the couples had wed because of arranged marriages, and the island also became known for being a center of sex education.
In 2002, graduates of Seoul's Hongik University began creating sculptures for the park, which opened on November 16, 2004. Encompassing an area the size of "two soccer fields", all of the sculptures can be viewed in approximately one hour, and there is an additional monthly rotating exhibit featuring works by different Korean artists.
Visitors are required to be at least 18 years old, and a separate play area is available for minors while adults visit.