Sites in Asia that Celebrate Sex
Lets feature some places not advertised in the guide books, I know, how about some of the sacred sites in Asia that celebrate sex! Ok that sounds good so here you go.
The Penis Shrine in Bangkok Thailand
Better to call it by its official name however if you’re asking a taxi to take you there, its known as the Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine and its located tucked away next to the Nai Lert Park Hotel behind the car park. Quite amazing to see the Penis sculptures in Thailand displayed like this. Despite the sex toursim side of the seeder parts of Thailand the Thai’s are actually quite conservative when it comes to sex and in fact sex toys are illegal and cannot be sold in Thailand although it is possible to visit the night market in Patpong if your so inclined, the stalls there have plenty. (back handers to the police).
Believed to give you fertility if you go and worship there the shrine is dedicated to Chao Mae Tuptim, a female animist spirit who people believe has been living in the banyan tree alongside the shrine for hundreds of years. A sign at the shrine however states that the origins of the shrine are actually unknown. If you would like to go and visit the traditional offerings there are jasmine flowers, incense sticks and lotus buds. We hope it works for you!
Loveland – Jeju Island, South Korea
The only sexual theme park in Korea, Jeju Loveland is a place where sexuality oriented art and eroticism meet. Jeju Loveland breaks the traditional taboos surrounding sex, and is a place where the visitor can appreciate the natural beauty of sexuality……….. thats the official line anyway http://www.jejuloveland.com/eng.html
Its an outdoor theme park devoted to sex and all centred around a lake that has a pair of upside down legs entangled in each other poking out of the water. Its a fun place to visit and is a favourite place for newly weds and couples to go at the weekends. Definitely worth a visit when in Korea.
Kanamara Matsuri – Kawasaki, Japan
The Kanamara Matsuri festival is held yearly in spring at the Kanamara temple in Kawasaki Japan. The festival originated from the throngs of Japanese prostitutes who used to go there to offer worship to protect themselves from catching sexually transmitted diseases, but today the festivity appeals to all people looking for some light hearted fun for a couple of days. Its a popular destination for tourists and all the proceeds of the festivity go to the research of HIV.
China Sex Museum – Tongli, China
The first thing that greets you on a visit to the China sex museum is a huge dick! If you can get over that then inside the museum you will find various sculptures and artefacts that celebrate the sexuality of the Chinese through history, I can assure you the Chinese people are not conservative! Its located in Tongli, 80 km West of Shanghai.
Penis Park – Haeshindang, South Korea
If you are a lover of the Penis then this park is just for you, you’ll find over 50 of them scattered all over and all very big! Its was built following the legend of a young girl who was in the middle of collecting seaweed when a wave came and drowned her. Since that day the local fishermaen could not catch any fish, they had all dissapeared from the local waters. She was a virgin when she died and so the local villagers made a replica penis in her honour hoping that as she had died without having sex, this would please her. Indeed all the fish came back and so they made this park!
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