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Korea’s International Summer Festival, Boryeong Mud Festival

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Boryeong Mud Festival

Immerse yourself in nutrient-rich mud at the Boryeong Mud Festival, one of Korea's most popular summer festivals! The festival takes place on Korea's west coast at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do, just a few hours south of Seoul. Daecheon Beach is the largest beach on Korea's west coast and is well known for its nutrient-rich mud that has health benefits for the skin. Welcoming thousands of international visitors every year, this year’s festival, taking place July 19-28, guarantees a variety of fun-packed activities along with lively events. Don’t miss this opportunity to join in on the excitement of fun with mud as well as your chance to see K-Pop performances!

Overview of Boryeong Mud Festival

Visitors having fun at Boryeong Mud Festival (Credit: Boryeong Mud Festival Organizing Committee)

Boryeong Mud Festival is packed with unique and exciting mud-themed activities ranging from games to sports, arts and craft, and skin therapy. Head to the Giant Mud Bath located at the Mud Square and participate in recreational activities perfect for friends and families as well as pampering yourself with a mud massage or mud facial pack. You can also enjoy creative activities like painting with colored mud or take the challenge to pass through a mud maze as fast as you can. The festival mood is amplified by the EDM music pumping out at the Mud-M event!

Boryeong Mud Festival
☞ Period: July 19-28, 2019
☞ Venues: 897-15, Daehae-ro, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 보령시 대해로 897-15)
☞ Mud Square experience hours: 09:30-18:00 (Area closed 12:30-13:30 for cleaning)
* July 25-26: 13:30-21:00 (Closed 17:30-18:30)
☞ Admission
  • - Individuals
    Monday-Thursday: Adults 12,000 won / Teenagers 10,000 won
    Friday-Sunday: Adults 14,000 won / Teenagers 12,000 won
  • - Groups
    Monday-Thursday: Adults 11,000 won / Teenagers 9,000 won
    Friday-Sunday: Adults 13,000 won / Teenagers 11,000 won
  • - Kids Zone
    Monday-Thursday: Adults 4,000 won / Children 9,000 won
    Friday-Sunday: Adults 6,000 won / Children 11,000 won
    * Adults (ages 20-64) / Teenagers (ages 11-19) / Children (ages 3-10)
    * 30% discount for senior citizens (ages 65 and older)
    * Groups: 20 people or more
    * Same-day ticket sales and ticket pick-up end at 17:00 (July 25-26 20:00)
    * Adult ticket holder can enter Kids Zone at no extra fee when accompanying a child (Adult Kids Zone ticket holder must buy a separate ticket to enter the main area)
    * Children under 3 years of age not allowed in Kids Zone
    * Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Top festival events

Mud self-massage zone

Mud self-massage experience (Credit: Boryeong Mud Festival Organizing Committee)

The Mud Self-massage Zone is the perfect first stop for timid visitors or the beauty-conscious. Boryeong mud is known to be rich in beneficial minerals that result in clean and radiant skin. Simply spread the mud all over your body and wait for about 10 minutes until the mud turns white before washing it off. Soothe your skin and wash away your stress at the same time!

Mud Slide

Mud Slide (Credit: Boryeong Mud Festival Organizing Committee)

Enjoy a thrill ride into a pool of mud on the Mud Slide! Cover yourself with mud before going down the slide to pick up even more speed as you barrel down.

Giant mud bath

Giant Mud Bath (Credit: Boryeong Mud Festival Organizing Committee)

The Giant Mud Bath is a huge mud pool where anyone can enjoy mud bathing under the sun, as well as participate in a variety of games. Jump into the giant mud bath and join in the fun!

Mud run

Mud Run course (Credit: Boryeong Mud Festival Organizing Committee)

Test your skills of speed and endurance at the Mud Run! Make your way through 12 different obstacles in this fun challenge with mud.

Related events

Day events

Visitors at the Street Parade (Credit: Boryeong Mud Festival Organizing Committee)

If you need a break from all the action, relax and enjoy entertainment events like the Mud Footsal Champion tournament, Mud Tram, enjoying mud packs, the mudflat mini marathon and more!

Mud Footsal Champion
☞ Period: July 19-28, 2019
☞ Venue: Daecheon Beach (Citizens’ Tower Plaza area)
☞ Description: Small-scale footsal tournament and experience
Mud Tram
☞ Period: July 19-28, 2019
☞ Venue: Mud Square <-> Citizens’ Tower Plaza
☞ Description: Tour the festival grounds on the Mud Tram
Mudflat Mini Marathon
☞ Period: 11:30 July 20, 2019
☞ Venue: Namgok-dong Mudflat Experience Site
☞ Description: Mini marathon racing across the natural mudflat

Night events

Mob-scene (Credit: Boryeong Mud Festival Organizing Committee)

Enjoy the cool, breezy atmosphere of the festival's nighttime events after a full day of festivities. Held at the Daecheon Beach Mud Square Special Stage, nighttime events include the opening ceremony, Firework Fantasy, exciting Hip Hop Rave Party, World Skin Beauty Pageant and closing ceremony. This year, performances from top idols at the opening and closing ceremonies are expected to hype up the audience.

Opening Ceremony & Concert
☞ Period: 20:00 July 20, 2019
☞ Venue: Special performance stage at Mud Square
☞ Period: 20:00 July 19-23, 2019 / 21:00 July 24, 2019 / 21:30 July 25, 2019
☞ Venue: Special performance stage at Mud Square
Mud-M EDM Concert
☞ Period: 20:00 July 26, 2019
☞ Venue: Special performance stage at Mud Square
K-Pop Super Concert
☞ Period: 20:00 July 27, 2019
☞ Venue: Mud Square area (behind Sinheuk 119 Safety Center)
Closing Ceremony
☞ Period: 20:00 July 28, 2019
☞ Venue: Special performance stage at Mud Square
More info
Boryeong Mud Festival
☞ Period: July 19-28, 2019
☞ Venue: 123, Meodeu-ro, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 보령시 머드로 123)
☞ Language Interpretation Service during festival period
English: +82-41-930-0891 / Japanese: +82-10-2888-3471 / Chinese: +82-10-2031-2270
☞ Boryeong Mud Festival website: (Korean, English)

☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

* This column was last updated in June 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.