This summer, there are a lot of great festivals held in South Korea. One of them is the Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival. And the top festival, which is visited by millions of visitors each year, is Boryeong Mud Festival. This year, the mud festival is held on 13-22 July 2018 in Daecheon beach area in Boryeong town, 200 km south of Seoul, South Korea. The mud used for the festival is taken from the Boryeong mud flats and trucked to the Daecheon beach.
The mud produced from Boryeong mud flats is rich in minerals, bentonites, and germaniums, all of which occur naturally in the mud from the area. In 1996, a range of cosmetics are produced from the Boryeong mud. In order to promote the cosmetics, Boryeong mud festival was first held in 1998. In 2007, the festival has attracted up to 2.2 million visitors to Boryeong.
There are many activities in the Boryeong mud festival, most of them involving the famous mud. In the day there are mud pool, mud slides and mud prison. There are also mud soccer, mud wrestling, mud fights and mud skiing competitions. Colored mud is also produced for body painting. Volunteers are ready to spray cold water at people to wash off the summer heat and sun-dried mud.
On the beach area, a stage was erected and used for live music performances featuring the famous K-pop, competitions and various other visual attractions. A small market runs along the seafront selling cosmetics produced from the Boryeong mud. At night, there will be music concerts, hip hop rave parties, EDM festivals, even a large firework display. Tired of being covered by mud? Visitors can head to Daecheon beach and swim in the crystal-clear sea!
If you are in South Korea today, wait no more! Head directly to Boryeong and get dirty as much as you like!