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World's first toilet theme park makes a splash

10:14 AM, Nov 12, 2012   |    comments
(Photo: Mr. Toilet House)
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It's the brainchild of the late Sim Jae-Duck, a.k.a. "Mr. Toilet," who was reportedly born in his grandmother's bathroom and whose own toilet-shaped abode is now a museum at the heart of the park. The founder of the World Toilet Association (and former Suwon mayor) led a campaign to improve public sanitation in the 1980s, and his efforts were so successful that the city holds a monthly Cleanest Public Restroom Contest to showcase local businesses.

At the Restroom Cultural Park, meanwhile, visitors can stroll through a toilet-themed art gallery and sculpture garden, inspect WC signs from across the globe - and, yes, buy a few crappy souvenirs.

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