The Korean Mud Festival

Would you like to unleash the true kid in you and play as if you don’t care in about anything?

The Boryeong Mud Festival features a “Mud Experience Land,” which provides visitors with knowledge about mud and cosmetics while they are able to enjoy other festivities such as, mud wrestling, a mud king contest, and mud sliding. This event was first staged in 1998 and has grown into a global event, annually taking place during the summer in the town of Boryeong. The event lasts for a total of about two weeks and is most popular during its final weekend, which usually falls on the second weekend in July.

While getting covered in dirt might not be your idea of a holiday, the two-week event, which is held in Boryeong, a town about 200km south of Seoul now attracts around two to three million tourists from around the world every year.

The mud, which is transported from the Boryeong mud flats, is considered rich in minerals which benefit your skin.

A range of cosmetics, made using the mud, was launched in 1996.

In 2009 the festival attracted controversy when a group of school children developed rashes. Not just about the mud, the beach is not bad, there music, fireworks, pretty awesome. Participation in the event can actually prove to be a stress-buster.



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