Forget the Hard Rock Cafe, the latest tourist attraction is this hard rock.
Locals and tourists in Sukabumi Regency, West Java, are floating along the rocky inlets to see the infamous “penis rock.”
Years of erosion and weathering shaped a natural stone formation into the shape of a man’s genitals.
Men visit the oddity in the hopes of improving their bedtime performance, while women pray to meet the man of their dreams in order to fulfill their desires.
The bizarre stone can be seen jutting out from an islet in the Ciletuh Palabuhanratu Unesco Global Geopark area near Cikepuh Beach.
“This stone has been around for a long time. It may have been formed thousands of years ago and local people call it a penis rock,” said Andri Hidayana, a member of the Sukabumi District legislature.
“There are myths surrounding it. Maybe [once] a week or once a month, many visitors there perform some kind of ritual. It is said that men who visit there will become ‘mighty men’ in bed.”
The picturesque penis is only accessible by a 30-minute perilous boat ride along the jagged rocks.
A boat full of men craning their necks to capture a photo of the rare natural formation on Jan. 15.
According to Andri, the area is well-known not only for the unusual stone penis, but also for the surrounding diving attractions and underwater scenery.
The phallic formation in Indonesia isn’t the first to draw tourists; a penis-shaped rock in Norway drew attention in 2017 when locals raised $10,000 to restore it after it was vandalized.