South Korea at your convenience

12th Nov 2012

Tourists in South Korea certainly don't think the latest theme park attraction stinks.

The toilet-themed Restroom Cultural Park, based in the southern city of Suwon, has proved to be an unexpected hit among tourists.

It features a toilet-themed art gallery and provides interesting facts to visitors.

The amusement park is a tribute to the city's former mayor Sim Jae-Duck, who dedicated his life to campaigning for better toilets in South Korea.

Affectionately known as Mr Toilet, he built a toilet-shaped house which has been turned into a museum at the amusement park.

The park's Lee Youn Souk told the BBC: "We just focus on eating everyday, we sometimes overlook the importance of the toilet.

"We already know upon waking up in the morning we should go to the toilet but people don't want to talk about this.

"[They are] so important for health, sanitation and water conservation."


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