Suwon Toilet Museum–Mr Toilet House

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON

Korea--Suwon Toilet Museum thinker 2--Koreaye.com

From a conversation I recently had with a co-worker who has lived here for years, I found out about this place after exchanging stories of things we have seen. He recommended a trip to a humorous landmark not from from Osan. After performing a search, I quickly found this place funny and decided to take a quick trip north to see it.

Korea--Toilet Museum posing--Koreaye.com
Unfortunately, this site isn’t as popular as Hwaseong fortress because we had a very difficult time trying to explain to the taxi drivers in both English and Korean. I found the phone number online and called them, the staff there gave the taxi driver directions and he quickly got us there.
Korea--Toilet Museum wall--Koreaye.com
Upon arrival, you immediately spot the main building (shaped like a toilet). To the right of the fork in the road, there is a humorous mural paying homage to toilet culture. From that point on the fun gets better. It is a very good idea to start with the museum first. Of course, the park is free to all guests, but as a sign of respect we gave them a donation. The staff are very friendly and gave us small tokens of gratitude for visiting.
Korea--Toilet Museum sign--Koreaye.com
Korea--Toilet Museum exterior--Koreaye.com
Korea--Toilet Museum building--Koreaye.com
Upon entering the building you get an idea of what the park is all about. They are promoting toilet culture around the world as Mr. Toilet (Jae-Duck Sim) has since the 90′s. The park and building are filled with art that explains different styles and ways of using the restroom. There is also a quasi-botanical garden around the area as well as plenty of photo ops. There is a lot to see and learn as you move about the small area.
Korea--Toilet Museum sculpture--Koreaye.com
Korea--Toilet Museum squatting--Koreaye.com
Korea--Toilet Museum gardens--Koreaye.com
Korea--Toilet Museum sculpture--Koreaye.com

Address: Jangan-ro 458-9, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 440-310, South Korea

Directions:  (From Osan) To get here, use Sungkyunkwan Station on Seoul Metro Line #1 near Suwon. Find a taxi and tell him you need to go to Haewoojae. The park is not very far from the station and costs about 3,000 won to get to.

Phone: 031-271-9777

Hours: CLOSED MONDAY; March~October 1000-1800; November~February 1000~1700

Admission: FREE! but please donate!

 Website: haewoojae.com


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