After a long bitter winter and what seems to be a rather fickle spring so far, one yearns for fun summer days. Spending your summer in Korea may offer just the right amount of fun!
Boryeong Mud Festival – Of the numerous festivals in Korea, it is the Boryeong Mud Festival that attracts over 80,000 international visitors each year. During the festival period (July 16 – 24, 2011) tourists flock to Boryeong City’s Daecheon Beach in Chungcheongnam-do Province to experience the beneficial properties of the Boryeong mud, and also to have lots of fun. Fully immersed in the mud and the festival’s great atmosphere, visitors enjoy mud wrestling, mud sliding and even swimming in a mud mega tub. Visitors feeling particularly energetic can try the marine mud-training course, whilst those looking for something more chilled can relax in the mud massage zone. In the evening, music and fireworks continue the party on Daecheon Beach. Boryeong is on the west coast of Korea approximately two hours southwest of Seoul by train or bus.
Pohang International Fireworks
Festival – Is a festival with exciting water sports during the day and
beautiful fireworks over Yeongil Bay at night.
Every summer, the festival is held in locations such as Hyeongsan River Sports Park and Bukbu Beach. Main events include the International Fireworks Contest, City of Light Performance, and Fireworks Parade. There are also a number of other performances (such as the Pohang Bada International Theater Festival and Fireworks Art Festival) and presentations and experience programs led by the Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
Events at the festival include the National Water Sports Contest, yachting, and beach volleyball, as well as participatory contests for festival visitors. Pohang is located on the east coast of Korea, in Gyeongsangbuk-do province and this year the festival takes place from July 28 – 31
Gangjin Celadon Cultural Festival – If you are looking for something more relaxed then this festival is for you. From the 10th to the 14th century Gangjin was a flourishing celadon production site. Today, 16 kilns remain active and during the Gangjin Celadon Cultural festival, visitors can see how celadon is baked and even make their own pottery while learning about the celadon porcelain culture and techniques that have been passed down for over 500 years since the Goryeo Dynasty. This year the festival runs from July 30 through August 7. Gangjin is located in Jeollanam-do province in the southwest of Korea.