Love Land (China)

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"Love" sign at Foreigners' Street.

Love Land would have been the first sex theme park in China;[1][2] the PRC Government suspended its construction in Chongqing in May 2009 and ordered it demolished for being vulgar and explicit.[3][4] The park was to include displays of giant genitalia and naked bodies, and host an exhibition on the history of human sexuality along with sex technique workshops.[1] The closure is a reflection of the conservatism with regard to sex in China.[5]

The theme park was originally due to be opened in October 2009, but was demolished in May 2009, as it was deemed to be a negative influence on Chinese society.[6][7][8]

The attraction would have been near Foreigners' Street, an amusement park than includes the world's largest toilet, the Porcelain Palace, which itself was purged of anything seen as vulgar by the Chinese authorities.[9] Signs in Foreigners' Street were removed by the authorities.[10]

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  1. ^ a b "China builds first sex theme park". BBC News. May 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  2. ^ Branigan, Tania (15 May 2009). "China to open first sex theme park". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ "Chongqing "Sex Park" (Love Land) Dismantled for being Vulgar and Explicit". Chinahush. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "China Love Land: Sex Theme Park Demolished Before Debut". The Huffington Post. 18 June 2009. 
  5. ^ McLaughlin, Kathleen E. (20 May 2009). "China sex park: "Love Land" is no Disneyland". GlobalPost. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "China builds first sex theme park". ChannelNewsAsia. May 18, 2009. Archived from the original on January 19, 2013. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  7. ^ "Chinese Sex Theme Park Knocked Down After Photos Released". Fox News. 2009-05-18. 
  8. ^ Wong, Edward (2009-05-18). "Chinese City Is Chilly to a Sex Theme Park". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  9. ^ "Chongqing sweeps off vulgarities to purify Foreigners Street". Corbis Images. Corbis. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2014.  External link in |work= (help)
  10. ^ "Signs of change on Chongqing's expat street". Global Times. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2014.