Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea

Boryeong Mud Festival, South KoreaWhere: Boryeong, a town roughly 200km south of Seoul, South Korea

When: Once a year in mid-July. July 14-22, 2012

Places To Stay: Boryeong Hotels

Join 2.2 million visitors for one of the biggest mud festivals in the world.

The Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea originally started in 1998, and draws people from around the world to soak in the mineral rich mud of the region. It initially started to promote the town’s mud cosmetics which include mud shampoo, soap and sunblock.

Events of the Boryeong Mud Festival include mud wrestling, mud pool, mud skiing, photo contests, mud prison, mud sliding and more. There is body painting and live music as well.

The Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea is a recent tradition started in 1998 as a way to promote the skincare benefits of the mineral rich mud found in Boryeong. The event draws tourists from all over the world, many of whom could care less about the skin care benefits and just want to have a week of sticky fun. During the week people can participate in events like mud wrestling, mud sliding and photo contests. When you’re ready to clean up you can pick up some of Boryeoungs famous mud products like mudpacks, mud shampoo, mud soap and mud sun block.

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