With some of the biggest and best festivals and crazy events right around the corner taking place all over South Korea, it’s time to start adding things to see and do to the itinerary. From music festivals to mud fights, South Korea is the place to be this summer. Beyond the South Korean capital of Seoul, you can find a wide range of crazy attractions from the heart of the city all the way to the coastline. Here are 4 quirky things to do in South Korea; to add to your travel bucket list.
Perhaps the least crazy of the bunch, the Trick Eye Museum showcases South Korea’s love of silly photographs. The Trick Eye Museum is the world’s first 3D and AR museum, where you can defy gravity, blend in with 3D paintings and become one with the art. This place is the perfect destination for all your ultimate vacation photo needs. As well as the unique photo ops, you can get lost inside the mirror maze, unleash your inner child at the carnival street, try on traditional Korean clothing in a special photo booth and more!
Location: Seoul, Mapo-gu, Seogyo-dong
Easing into the madness, next up is the Imsil Cheese Theme Park; a 32-acre fun park dedicated entirely to cheese! The park allows visitors to make cheese, eat cheese, and fulfil your cheese-loving dreams. You can even get married in front of the European-style cheese castle! The main attractions include making and eating mozzarella, an animal park, a children’s play park and a cheese cave. All the buildings are also shaped like blocks of cheese and to satisfy your cheese cravings on this epic day out, there’s a restaurant with plenty of cheese on the menu!
Location: 687 Doin-ri, Seongsu-myeon, Imsil-gun, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
As the name suggests, Poopoo land is dedicated entirely to, yep you guessed it, poop! Poopoo Zone is one of Korea’s most popular attractions, drawing in hundreds of local and foreign visitors or all ages. Visitors can enjoy the wide variety of photo opportunities in the various photo zones and take a trip through the Dynamic Digestive Maze; a new kind of maze escape with digestive organs! You can also ‘play like poop’ at the Exciting Poo Party with your poop friend ‘Ssari’ and ‘Mari’ the pet toilet paper!
Location: Jongno-gu, Insa-dong, Insadong 5-gil, Seoul.
Located in South Korea’s Jeju Island, Haesindang Park is dedicated entirely to penises! The park is dedicated to the memory of a young virgin woman who was left on a rock by her fisherman lover who went out to sea. A storm came and the woman died, with legends claiming that villagers could no longer catch fish after her death. As a result, they dedicated the entire park to the woman, erecting (horrible pun intended) giant wooden penises in her honour to appease her spirit. Strangely enough, the tribute worked and villagers were able to catch fish again; so they continued building penises carvings and sculptures. Today, ‘penis park’ welcomes more than 12,000 visitors each year and is a popular tourist destination.
Location: 1852-6 Samcheok-ro, Wondeok-eup, Samcheog, Gangwon-do
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