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World’s first toilet park flush with success in Korea

Suwon: Rodin’s Thinker is pondering even harder than usual as he sits astride a toilet at what has been dubbed the world’s first theme park dedicated to the humble restroom — a monument to one South Korean man’s vision.

The park, located about an hour outside of Seoul in the city of Suwon —otherwise known as the home of Samsung Electronics — 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.

Legend has it that Sim, a former Suwon mayor, who made his fortune with a metal products business and was dubbed “Toilet,” was born in his impoverished grandmother’s outhouse.

The organization he founded has as its mission spreading the benefits of hygienic toilets around the world.