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Get Down and Dirty at Boryeong Mud Festival

February 19, 2015 by

Boryeong Mud Festival

Boryeong Mud Festival

The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual event that takes place in a the small town of Boryeong, South Korea. This week-long event is held each July and is growing in popularity.

It’s not only an opportunity to play in the mud that is said to have therapeutic properties, it is also held at Daecheon Beach. It’s like two destinations in one.


The town of Boryeong is also known as Daecheon because it is where the stunning Daecheon Beach is located along the shore of the Western Sea. This small town is situated about 87 miles south of Seoul and is easily reached by bus or train.

If you don’t know which bus to take, just dial 1330 on your cell and ask. This magic number can also be used to find information about restaurant locations, movie times, and more.

Boryeong Mud Festival Prison

Boryeong Mud Festival Mud Prison

A Mud-Centric Theme Park and Day at the Beach

The Boryeong Mud Festival is much more than a mud bath. It’s a week-long event that takes place every July in the little town of Boryeong. The area is filled with inflatable slides, pools, and even a mud prison designed for even more muddy amusement.

This down-and-dirty event offers a theme-park atmosphere complete with live music from the stage which features bands from Seoul and other places. Along with the inflatable attractions, visitors can enjoy mud-skiing, volley ball, and other interactive events.

Boryeong Mud Festival

It’s About the Mud

The mud from the Boryeong Flats is used as an ingredient in cosmetics high in mineral content and is actually good for your skin. It’s a grayish-white mud rich in bentonitie, absorbent aluminum phyllosilicate, and Germanium.

Each year, mud is brought in from the Boryeong Flats by truck and dumped on Daecheon Beach just for his event.

The Boryeong Mud Festival offers the best of two worlds. It’s a unique opportunity to play in mud that’s actually good for you, and once you’ve had your fill of it, you can step into the surf and easily rinse off every trace of it as you frolic at the beach.

Photo credits: GoGarr

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