Mongolia was remote for Westerners, try Easter Island (aka Rapa Nui). From New York, you fly to Miami, then to Panama City, and finally to Santiago, Chile (about 24 hours). From there, only one airline flies to the town of Hanga Roa on Rapa Nui, once a day (about 6 hours).
It's a tiny island, about 15 miles long and 8 miles wide, alone in the Pacific Ocean, probably settled from the Marquesas Islands, 2000 miles away.
Once the early Polynesians got there, they became very interested in the penis.
1. Most Rapa Nui men incorporated the word Ure, "Penis," into their names, but in the 19th century Christian missionaries put an end to the practice.
The noses of the figures have often been interpreted as phallic symbols. Indeed, some scholars interpret the Moai themselves as giant phallic symbols, representing the sexual potency of the Rapa Nui men. There's a legend still common on the island that a penis served as the model.
See also: The Beefcake Festival of the Andes.