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, a few hours ride to the southwest from 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 guarantees a variety of fun-packed activities along with lively events in celebration of its 21st anniversary from July 13 to 22. 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!
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. You can also enjoy crafting activities like making mud soaps and miniature character figures or take the challenge to pass through a mud maze as fast as you can. Make sure you get at least a bit of mud on you as soon as you arrive at the festival grounds or you'll risk being locked up in the Mud Prison with other "mud-less" visitors.
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 the mud off. Soothe your skin and wash away your stress at the Self Massage Zone!
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.
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!
Engage yourself in numerous mud-themed games at the festival! In particular, don't forget to try All Sorts of Hardships, where you make your way through a narrow mud maze filed with obstacles blocking your path.
If you need a break from all the action, relax and enjoy entertainment events like the Mud Footsal Champion tournament, Mud Tram, Muddy Mob, enjoying mud packs, the mudflat mini marathon and more!
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 like PSY and IU at the opening and closing ceremonies are expected to hype up the audience.
* This column was last updated in June 2018, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official website before visiting.