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

For fifteen years already, an extraordinary museum on Jeju Island plays a major role in the sex education of the people of South Korea. Its name is Jeju Loveland Sculpture Park, 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 of statues having sex, but then again – in what school do you not see classmates bursting into laughter at something that the teacher said?

I traveled to the Love Land, 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 South Korea’s sex park makes you impatient!

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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’s title is “Desire”, and it is quite a tame introduction to this Korean sex park, a jungle of human sexuality 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.

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Exhibit at Jeju Loveland sculpture park in Jeju Island, South Korea, photo by Ivan Kralj
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Jeju, the island of sex education

The idea of subtle sex education was conceived here in 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 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.

Korean sex island was born.

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

Two dozen 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, 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 jjimjilbang, the traditional Korean spa, where one of them is laying down with an erection in an all-male environment, Jeju sex park dominantly depicts heterosexual encounters.

On almost 40 thousand square meters of Jeju Loveland, you can experience what Der Spiegel called “salacious Disneyland”.

While most of the sex statues 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 Jeju xxx world of enlarged phalluses and labia carved in stone, your social inhibitions quickly break. By the end of the erotic park 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 South Korea’s sex amusement park not more than 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 authorship is not essential. The sculptures drown in anonymity.

So is this erotic theme park really a museum, or more of a playground? It is certainly a rare example of a sculpture exhibition that encourages visitors 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 Jeju sex museum’s 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! One could say that it is coherent exploitation of the sex theme. But 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 with water. That was all fountain luck I needed!

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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 in 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 the 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 at the Korean sex garden 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 the visit to the South Korean sex theme park, 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 the 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 at the Korean island of desire might be from 26 to 31 degrees Celsius.

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

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10 Comments
  1. This is probably not an attraction I would spend money to see. But reading the history of Jeju Island is pretty interesting!

    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.

  2. This park reminds me of two things: first of all the Sex Museum in Amsterdam, which also raised the question of what the dividing line is between art and pornography. And, second, the toilet museum in Suwon, near Seoul. It’s just as graphic about pooping as Loveland is about sex!

    1. I’ve been to Amsterdam Sex Museum once, but not to the toilet museum in Suwon.
      Missed it on my visit, even if I would have gladly skipped Jeju’s erotic park for learning more about pooping :)))

  3. Ooooook. I know Jeju Island and have been researching in doing a trip here once Covid is over (always wanted to go to South Korea) but never heard of Loveland before. Now, I been to the Sex Museum in Amsterdam in my very early traveling days and its er….I don’t know if its art or just plain porno. I don’t think you learn anything apart from sexual positions 😛 I actually came away disappointed (and even the Red Light district was disappointing but that is another story). I think it would be the same story here, but I dont think I be visiting anyway, since Amsterdam days I have now got two very very young children who travel with me. It does take a couple of crazy minds to build and open a park such as this and then see what the response is, if people enjoy the site etc. I think its a mix bag. But for me, its not really educational, and more bordering porn. 😛 Interesting to read still. I bear this place in my mind if I know anyone else visiting Jeju.

    1. I wouldn’t say it’s bordering porn. It’s more bordering boredom than porn. It’s true it’s amusing mostly for people who have low expectation levels of what a museum could be.
      But true, Jeju has a lot more to offer. I am actually positively surprised you have heard about the island, but not of Loveland, as it’s often referred to as the island’s most popular thing. Correct, there are many other better ways to spend time on this Korean island. Find some ideas here: https://www.pipeaway.com/jeju-island-attractions-love-visit-south-korea/

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