Boryeong Mud Festival ~July 28th
Period : July 18 ~ July 27, 10 days
Place: Daecheon Beach
Managed by: Boryeong Mud Festival Organizing Committee
Sponsored by: Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Korea National Tourism Organization, Chungcheongnam-do Province, Welcome to Korea Inc., Korea Midland Power Co. Ltd. & Boryeong Reactor
Related department: Chungnam Boryeong-city Tourism Dep.
Address: Chungnam Boryeong-city Seongjusanro77 (Zipcode 355-701)
Telephone No.: 041) 930-3820 041) 930-3822
Fax No: 041) 930-3757
Of all the numerous festivals in Korea, the Boryeong Mud Festival probably attracts the largest number of international visitors. During the festival, tourists flock to the area to experience the beneficial properties of Boryeong mud and have lots of fun. Fully immersed in the both the mud and the festival’s great atmosphere, visitors enjoy mud wrestling, mud sliding and even swimming in the mud mega tub. Visitors who are feeling particularly energetic can try the marine mud-training course, while those looking for something more relaxing can chill in the mud massage zone. In the evening, music and fireworks continue the party on the beach.
Tourists flock to the beach to experience the beneficial properties of Boryeong mud; the mud is considered rich in minerals and used to manufacture cosmetics. Festival-goers also have their pick of fun activities, like the Mr. Mud contest, mud wrestling, mud races, and even a mud boot camp. Colored mud is also produced for body painting.
Those looking for a more laid-back experience can opt for mud facials, pottery demos, soapmaking, and lounging on the beach. A big stage will be set up for live music, competitions, and various other types of entertainment. A small market runs along the seafront selling cosmetics made from Boryeong mud. In the evening, music and fireworks enliven the party on the beach.