Friday, 20 March 2015

[Suwon City Tour] - Haewoojae Mr Toilet House

We left Gwangjang market at around 7:30 and walked to Jongno 5-ga station. Then we took the subway to Suwon. It supposed to take about 1 hour 15 minutes for 26 stations. (Vera Lee) We took longer because we thought we'd to transfer at Guro station, 
we went up and down and waited for the next train and worried 
we might be late to join for Suwon City Tour. (Vera Lee)
We reached Suwon Station Exit 5 at 9:15am
and saw the Tour bus parked there. (Vera Lee)
 The driver told us to buy the ticket from Suwon Tourist Information Center.
Lucky that it still have available seats for us. Phew~!^^ (Vera Lee) (Vera Lee)
 On the bus, the tour guide distributed headsets and City Tour Course leaflets to everyone.

There's a lady guide following and guided us along the course. She apologized because she normally only guiding Japanese and domestic tourists, so she only can speak a little bit of English. Well, it's actually our fault for not reserved the tour earlier. I believe they'll arrange an English tour guide if we booked it earlier.

We really appreciated her effort and tried her best to briefly introduce the places to us in English. Well, we're quite surprised as the rest joining this tour were Korean local tourists!

Actually, it's totally fine for us, there's audio guide on each seat with 4 languages option. You can select your preferred language, and listen to the introduction of the next destination. (Vera Lee)
Our first destination - Haewoojae ( 해우재 ) Mr Toilet House (Vera Lee)
These two poopies welcoming us at the entrance...

Ate Poop Bread (Ddong Bbang) at Insadong yesterday, and today we're visiting Mr Toilet with a lot of poopies similar shape with ddongbbang. (Vera Lee)
‘Haewoojae’ literally means a place where one can solve one’s worries. (Vera Lee)
 Gaeddong-yi is a name given as the person was born in a toilet of 
his mother's  parents' home! Maybe it was the reason that 
Mr Sim Jae-duck was so attached to toilets. (Vera Lee)

When he was the Mayor of Suwon City, he started a campaign 
to improve toilets. He contributed to the improvement of 
the Korean toilet culture movement. (Vera Lee)
  Sim Jae-duck or Mr. Toilet destroyed his house where he lived for 30 years,
and built this gigantic toilet bowl-shaped house that he could actually live in it.

It's constructed on 1,994.00m2 land with a building size of 239.09m2 and a total floor area of 418.17m2. The museum’s rooftop is shaped like a toilet seat, lined with flags from some of the 66 member nations of the WTA. (Vera Lee) (Vera Lee)
potties and unsanitary toilet facilities... (Vera Lee)
Fun time pooping (Vera Lee)
How to use those weird shape (toilet) bowl hah? (Vera Lee)
Hello... what's going on here? (Vera Lee)
Uppss... gold poop!!! (Vera Lee) 
This toilet is kinda interesting... (Vera Lee)
"Oink oink oink... palli come here, we got food to eat" (Vera Lee) 
Hot ddongbbang from oven for these piggie pig pig~~~ (Vera Lee) 

Please help me push this gigantic monster poop
(as tall as me 1.7m?)  blocking my way to...

458-9 Jangan-ro, Jangan-gu
Suwon(Imok-dong 186-3) Korea 440-310.

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