Boryeong city located in the coastal area of Southwest Chungcheongnam-do is usually peaceful with ports and mountains, but turns into world's most festive area in summer. Boryeong Mud Festival is a unique festival that is basically all about playing hard with mud at Daecheon Beach.
Boryeong has a 136 km long coastline that consists of fine sea mud rich in minerals, germanium, bentonite which highly enhances skin conditions. Since the mud of the area deserved more attention and love, the city initiated businesses to promote items made of its mud. Didn't work out so well and therefore the city planned the festival to attract more visitors and promote the local economy. So this popular event, which rakes in millions of dollars in revenue annually, actually started with rather humble beginning.
This exciting mud festival korea has been largely loved by international tourists in addition to the locals since its first launch in 1998. The festival was designated as "Republic of Korea Global Foster Festival" in 2015 which shows the unbeatable reputation of Boryeong Mud Festival. In fact, Boryeong Mud Festival has not only been winning a number of awards from South Korean Government since 2006 but also internationally, winning awards from IFEA World (World Festival Association) for 8 consecutive years.
In the 17th Boryeong Mud Festival held in 2014, approximately 329 million visitors (280,000 foreign tourists included) took part in the festival.
There are a number of programs available ; mud pool slide, giant mud bath, mud mob-scene with DJs, mud soap making, mud prison, color mud body paint and so much more. There is a mud experience museum just near the beach where you can get some premium mud massage, spa and mud beauty products as well as some useful knowledge on mud.
The festival goes on til late night. You can have a blast with EDM music and Hip-Hop rave party. Also, there's this Boryeong Mud Festival photo exhibition which is kind of a photography contest where you can win a prize for submitting an epic festival photo.
Do not miss out on this life time experience in Boryeong City which will definitely be embedded in your memory forever!
Address :123, Meodeu-ro, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea (Daecheon Beach area, Mud square)
When : July every year. Specific schedule may vary.
Inquiries : +82-41-930-3882 / 3557
- Mon ~ Thu : Adults 10,000 KRW / Teenagers 8,000 KRW
- Fri ~ Sun : Adults 12,000 KRW / Teenagers 10,000 KRW
* Price may vary.
* Visit the official website and plan your trip better!