Korean NSFW : Jeju Loveland Sculpture Park in Pictures

Exhibit at Jeju Loveland sculpture park in Jeju Island, South Korea, photo by Ivan Kralj
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Exhibit at Jeju Loveland sculpture park in Jeju Island, South Korea, photo by Ivan Kralj

For fifteen years already, an extraordinary museum on the island of Jeju plays a major role in the sex education of the people of South Korea. Its name is Love Land, and it exhibits some 140 sculptures of human figures engaging in the saucy act of sex! Sure, visitors are mainly giggling in front of the unusual display, but then again – in what school do you not see classmates bursting into laughter at something that the teacher said? I traveled to Jeju Loveland Sculpture Park, an open-air school of sex positions and erotic art! Between a museum and an amusement park, Jeju Loveland is a fun ride to enjoy. But beware of those pictures – they are definitely Korean NSFW! (Scroll down to the end of the article if impatient!)

Exhibit at Jeju Loveland sculpture park in Jeju Island, South Korea, photo by Ivan Kralj
Golden and needy

Kama Sutra in the Korean way

An enormous woman, supposedly 9 meters tall, writhes in joy at the very entrance of Jeju Loveland. Painted in gold, she might be alone, but her craving for physical attention is real. As if we have entered someone’s private bedroom, we witness an orgasmic spasm. The artwork is called “Desire”, and it is quite a tame introduction into the rest of this jungle of human sex, that even Kama Sutra might find raunchy.

Visitors follow the penis-shaped arrows, and the very illustrative sexual manual unfolds in 3D. The variety of sexual positions is impressive! Dozens of human figures, even some dogs and pigs, display the old and some new ideas for your own sexual aerobic at home.

“Jeju Loveland is a place where imagination can run wild”, the motto boasts. But while the giggling crowds of young and old might suggest that this is just a humorous sex-themed park, the management promises much more! “Jeju Loveland provides a proper approach to sex culture”, they say.

Exhibit at Jeju Loveland sculpture park in Jeju Island, South Korea, photo by Ivan Kralj
Penis size, as well as the power of the stream, comes in a variety of modes

Jeju, the island of sex education

The idea of this subtle sex education is around since the 1970s. As most Koreans were not allowed to travel abroad until the 1990s, the warm Jeju in the South became the prime honeymoon island.

In this period families were arranging the marriages, and newlyweds sometimes didn’t even know each other properly. Jeju Island was the place to meet and interact with your life partner, far away from the family pressure.

The famous British journalist Simon Winchester reported that in the late 1980s the hotels on Jeju Island were employing the “professional icebreakers”. Their role was to help the freshly married couples relax, through a series of entertaining erotic games, which included lap dances, but didn’t stop there. The writer comments that one of these hotel entertainers probably deflowered more women than any other man in Asia.

The prevailing image of Asia as a conservative place is being broken in Japan too. Check how they celebrate his majesty of the penis at Kanamara Matsuri religious festival!
Exhibit at Jeju Loveland sculpture park in Jeju Island, South Korea, photo by Ivan Kralj
Diorama at Jeju Loveland explaining the look&learn principle

Jeju Loveland – fifteen years of erotic art

Love Land sculpture park opened on Jeju on November 16, 2004. It was a product of two years of hard work. Some 20ish graduates of Hongik University in Seoul, Korean prime art school, gave their best in interpreting the wealth of human sex life.

While one of the intentions was indeed the education of the public, the underage visitors to Jeju Loveland were not permitted. That’s right, the sexual training in Korea starts only when you enter the 20s!

In the world of enlarged phalluses and labia carved in stone, your social inhibitions quickly break

From the giant marble penis that spurts water which bounces off the ground, to miniature dioramas that depict the sexual life of Koreans in everyday situations, sex in Jeju Loveland comes in all sizes and shapes. Well, almost all! In a country that still sees homosexuality as a taboo, the exposition is fairly heteronormative. Except for a diorama presenting men in jimjilbang, the traditional Korean spa, where one of them is laying down with an erection in an all-male environment.

On almost 40 thousand square meters of Jeju Loveland, you can experience what Der Spiegel called “salacious Disneyland”. While most of the sculptures are made for observation, many call for interaction. Lone male and female sculptures in Jeju Loveland just scream for your involvement, while your friends snap pictures for Instagram.

In the world of enlarged phalluses and labia carved in stone, your social inhibitions quickly break. By the end of the tour, you will want to jump on that bicycle with pedaling-generated masturbation, and pedal until the happy end!

Exhibit at Jeju Loveland sculpture park in Jeju Island, South Korea, photo by Ivan Kralj
In quite a few installations, dominant females oversize the men, establishing themselves as the queens of the intercourse

But is it really erotic – art?

From gloryholes to car sex, this soft porn sculpture park is a vast photo zone. Jeju Loveland might defend its educative role by throwing in a few mythological references or by extending the creative variations of threesome intercourse. But in the end, is it just an acceptable excuse for visiting a sex shop? Is it a smart way of igniting the visitors’ need for kinky adult toys, readily available in the museum’s gift shop?

The description plates next to the Love Land statues do not reveal the names of the sculptors. It is almost as if the authorship is not essential. The sculptures drown in anonymity. So is it really a museum, or more of a playground? It is certainly a rare example of the sculpture exhibition where visitors are encouraged to touch the art.

Before leaving Jeju Loveland, we are invited to throw our spare coins into a goldfish pond, where hopefully a penis-shaped fountain may fulfill our wishes.

I decide to visit the restroom instead. On the male toilet, the door handle in the shape of female breasts. On the door of the female bathroom, the handle is in the form of a penis in erection! While one could say that it is coherent exploitation of the sex theme, there is some awkward trashiness that blooms in this example.

While I relieve at the urinal, my pee slowly spills out of the bottom of the thing and floods the area that I thought was wet of water. That was all fountain luck I needed!

To learn more on the context of sex life in South Korea, check what this documentary on VICE has to say about Jeju Loveland. For a short video experience of the South Korean sex theme park, check Jeju Loveland in this Youtube edit!

JEJU LOVELAND ESSENTIALS

Where is Jeju Island?

Jeju Island is the southernmost island of South Korea. It lies in the Korea Strait, the sea passage between South Korea and Japan.

Going from Seoul to Jeju Island is straightforward. A direct flight is just 70 minutes long, and there are more than 90 flights per day!

How to get to Jeju Loveland?

Jeju Loveland is located on the northern part of the island, just a 15-minute ride away from Jeju International Airport.

The taxi ride from Jeju airport to Love Land should cost you less than 10.000 KRW (8 Euros).

If you are coming from Jeju city to Love Land, you can take bus number 240 (the blue one) at Jeju Bus Terminal. You should exit at Jeju Museum of Art. The theme park Jeju Loveland is some 550 meters away from this bus stop.

Exhibit at Jeju Loveland sculpture park in Jeju Island, South Korea, photo by Ivan Kralj
Jeju Loveland – the place to inspire your sex acrobatics movements!

Jeju Loveland admission fee

Jeju Loveland ticket costs 12.000 KRW (9 Euros).

If you’d like a discount on Jeju Loveland admission fee, you should form a group of 30, and then the price would be 11.000 Won.

Jeju Loveland entrance fee for seniors costs 10.000 Won, while if they form a group of 30, the price will drop to 9.000 Won (7 Euros).

All in all, the discounts do not seem to be significant, and the conditions are strict.

Jeju Loveland operating hours

The opening hours for Jeju Loveland are 9 am to midnight. The last admission to the sculpture park is at 11 pm.

If you are visiting Jeju Loveland at night, you will find the park illuminated, which is a very different experience.

In any case, allow yourself one hour for visit of one of the most popular Jeju Island tourist attractions!

Where to stay in Jeju?

If you want to stay close to the park, check the best accommodation offers in Jeju Loveland area here.

Best time to visit Jeju

The warmest months to visit Jeju Island are July to September. In August, the daily temperature might be from 26 to 31 degree Celsius.

The busiest (and the most expensive) months on Jeju are January, May, and April. For lower prices, check December.

No words can replace what the images can communicate.
To learn more about Jeju’s most explicit theme park, check our Jeju Loveland photo gallery!
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    1. To be honest, I wouldn’t do it twice, either 🙂
      I was personally quite disappointed with the overall display. But I can understand it can be a fun visit in a group of friends.

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