Mud Festival GTR

It’s that time again, the Boryeong Mud Festival is upon us again. For those uninitiated to the Mud Festival, it is exactly what it sounds like, a festival of mud. For two weeks in the month of July the Daechon Beach area in Boryeong have mud from the Boryeong mud flats trucked in to be the main attraction at the annual festivities. Mud Fest actually began in 1998 as a marketing ploy for the Boryeong Cosmetics company, who use the mud for the rich amount of minerals and other beneficial substances. Jump forward to 2007 and the Boryeong Mud Festival brought in over 2.2 million visitors.

Those who come to the Boryeong Mud Festival can expect to get dirty in more ways than one. Mud wrestling, mud races, mud human pyramids, body painting and more. Don’t forget that the festival takes place on a beach so there’s always the option to take a dip or lay out. The mud, while certainly the main attraction, isn’t the only activity to partake in during the festival. There are live performances on huge stages along with an array of other small activities like soap making. Also, don’t forget to check out the closing ceremony fireworks show, it’s surely a spectacle not to miss.

Want to attend Mudfest but don’t know how to go about booking your trip properly? Not to worry, our partners at Good Times ROK have it all figured out for you. As usual they will be doing all the busy work while you enjoy your time in the mud. This time they’ll be working with Waegook Travel in order to provide the best Mud Fest trip for people all over Korea. GTR provides a chartered bus to and from Boryeong, clean and spacious accommodations, drinks on the way there, as well as a chicken burrito courtesy of “Gringos.”

Check out the Good Times ROK Facebook page for more info and see photos from past mud festivals below.

Photo Credit: Shawn Perez

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A California native with a passion for travel, JT has been living in Korea for the past two years. A health fanatic and a seeker of knowledge, JT co-founded SeoulSync because of a desire to create something larger than he could ever become alone.