South Korea Toilet Museum: Suwon's Restroom Cultural Park, plus museum, displays all things toilet-related.
Visit South Korea’s Toilet Museum
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Dec. 12 2012 1:30 PM

Visit South Korea’s Toilet Museum

Its official name is the Restroom Cultural Park, it opened last month in Suwon (home of Samsung), and it "centers around a toilet-shaped museum building that was once the home of Sim Jae-duck, founder and first president of the World Toilet Association." As Reuters reports:

Legend has it that Sim, a former Suwon mayor who made his fortune with a metal products business and was dubbed "Mr Toilet," was born in his impoverished grandmother's outhouse.
"He is a man whose life literally began in a toilet and ended at a commode-shaped house," said Lee Yeun-sook, manager of planning at the "Mr. Toilet Sim Jae-duck Foundation."

Admission is free.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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