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Taiwan hopes future sex park will arouse tourism

This is one theme park definitely not for the family.

Sex sells. This is what tourism authorities in Taiwan are hoping for as the nation proposes to open a sex theme park in an attempt to attract more visitors.


Still in its planning stages, the park will be built in the island state’s Southwest Coast National Scenic Area, a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic interlude, and will feature sex-themed sculptures, sex toys, exhibits and educational videos.


According to the Want China Times, news of the plan to build the erotic-themed park was recently posted on the local tourist region’s website, but was removed after the Taiwan Tourism Bureau was forced to defend the construction of the park.    


“[The park] will be the finale of the Romantic Avenue,” officials of the local area said, reported the Times.


The Romantic Avenue will also feature the popular Qigu salt pans and a glass “Crystal Church” in the Beimen area for weddings.



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According to the UK Metro, Shih Chao-hui, the deputy director of the local tourist office where the park will be built, said authorities also hoped to build a hotel at the site, in case guests are driven wild with desire.


“We want people to fall in love with Taiwan, as well as fall in love while in Taiwan,” he said.


Authorities compared the future attraction to Jeju Loveland, a sex-themed park on the South Korean island of Jeju, as well as projects in remote areas of other countries.


First image: South Korea's Jeju Loveland (Getty/Chung Sung-Jun) 

Second image: China's Love Land sex park (AFP)


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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 28 January 2015

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