It’s not always being bad to get dirty for much fun. The festival of mud means many things to many people in South Korea. This festival involves wrestling,Massage, and contests as well. The festival idea started in the year 1998 a promotion for the mineral-rich mud found near Boryeong, South Korea. When the manufacturers of the products came to know the benefits of the local mud they invited the visitors to check themselves in the mud. This event slowly attracted many visitors over the years and attracted almost any thousands of people in the recent years where it is being celebrated as a mud festival.
The festival was fuelled by the good time and pictures fo the people in mud and this became the international phenomenon. The pictures were in such a way that you also get attracted by seeing those to participate in the festival. The festival attracts people of all the ages and you will find mostly people under 30 more in number.You will have contests in the festival like Mr.Mud and Ms. Mud, Mr. Wrestling and so on. There is even a mud boot camp which is conducted. The event also contains facials, painting, pottery demo, and soap making along the beach.
One can have a clean shower after the festival and locker facilities are available at an affordable rate. We can even rinse off in the ocean.You can even pick up the local beauty products and use the same as a rinse.The pop and hip –pop performers around the globe at an international event will perform their skills on the stage and you should not miss the evening of the closing ceremony which has an eye out for the night fireworks at the place and other cultural performances which care scheduled.
In 1996, some range of cosmetics was identified in the mud of Boryeong mud flats.It was believed that the mud has full of minerals and other ingredients which are good for the health. Hence, this event is organised annually.
Boryeong Mud Festival 2016
The Boryeong Mud Festival 2016 is planned in July 2016 at Daecheon Beach area (Mud square), Boryeong which is located approximately 200km south of Seoul on the western coast of South Korea.For more details please visit the website www.mudfestival.or.kr.
Free hands-on activity site & Paid hands-on activity site
[Paid hands-on activity fare]
Adults: 10,000 won for one-day pass
Teenagers: 8,000 won for one-day pass
* Groups: 9,000 won for one-day pass
* Families: 7,000 won for one-day pass
Seniors (ages 65 and over), babies (ages 3 and under, must be accompanied by an adult), people with disabilities plus one guardian, etc. (proof required).