When I searched Trip Advisor for “Things to do in Suwon” and stumbled across an attraction called “Mr Toilet House”, I knew I simply had to go and see it for myself. I love weird stuff and this place had to be the sh*t right? (Ugh awful pun I’m sorry!)
Mr Sim Jae Duck was the former Mayor of Suwon City and he felt that he wanted to “beautify” the public toilets in Suwon ready for the spotlight on Korea in the 2002 Olympics. Toilets were no longer a place to just dump and er… Jump? They were now a place where one could relax whilst doing their business. Sim Jae duck took this project so seriously that he knocked down his home of 30 years and rebuilt it in the shape of a toilet…
He renamed it “Hae Woo Jae” stemming from the Buddhist word for toilet “Haewooso” – place to relieve your worries.
After he died, the house was opened to the public and his family created a garden filled with poo related statues in his memory… Maybe a nice wreath would have sufficed?
Not sure how you can find your way around the place? Just follow the yellow brick poo! (No I’m serious…)