The return of the ever-popular... Boryeong Mud Festival! July 21-30

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The return of the ever-popular... Boryeong Mud Festival! July 21-30

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published: July 11, 2017
Immerse yourself in nutrient-rich mud at the Boryeong Mud Festival, one of Korea’s most popular summer festivals! The festival takes place at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong of Chungcheongnam-do, a few hours ride to the southwest from Seoul. Daecheon Beach is the largest beach on Korea’s west coast and is also well known for its nutrient-rich mud that has health benefits for the skin. Welcoming thousands of international visitors every year, this year’s festival guarantees a variety of fun-packed activities along with lively events in celebration of its 20th anniversary from July 21 to 30. Don’t miss this opportunity to join in on the excitement of fun with mud as well as your chance to see K-Pop performances!
 
Exciting Mud Experiences
Boryeong Mud Festival is packed with unique and exciting mud-themed activities ranging from games, sports, arts and craft, and skin therapy. Head to the Giant Mud Bath located at the Mud Square and participate in recreational activities perfect for friends and family as well as pampering yourself with a mud massage. You can also enjoy crafting activities like making mud soaps and miniature character figures or take the challenge to pass through a mud maze as fast as you can. Make sure you get at least a bit of mud on you as soon as you arrive at the festival grounds or you’ll risk being locked up in the Mud Prison with other “mud-less” visitors.
 
Top Mud Festival Events
1.  Mud Self Massage Zone
The Mud Self Massage Zone is the perfect first stop for timid visitors or the beauty-conscious. Boryeong mud is known to be rich in beneficial minerals that result in clean and radiant skin. Simply spread the mud all over your body and wait for about 10 minutes until the mud turns white before wash the mud off. Soothe your skin and wash away your stress at the Self Massage Zone!
 
2. Mud Pool Slide
Enjoy a thrill ride into a pool of mud on the Mud Pool Slide! Cover yourself with mud before going down the slide to pick up even more speed as you barrel down.
 
3. Giant Mud Bath
Giant Mud Bath is a huge mud pool where anyone can enjoy mud bathing under the sun, as well as participate in a variety of games. Jump into the giant mud bath and join on the fun!
 
4. Mud Madness
Engage yourself in numerous mud-themed games at the festival! In particular, don’t forget to try the Mud Madness, where you make your way through the narrow mud maze filled with obstacles blocking your path.
 
Entertaining Performance Events
If you need a break from all the action, relax and enjoy entertainment events like the ROK Air Force Black Eagles Air Show, Mud Mime Character Performance, or the Street Parade by the Mud Festival mascots, Muddori and Mudsuni.
 
Performance Events
Street Parade 
• Period: 7 p.m. July 21
• Location: Areas of Boryeong
• Description: Parade of Fife and Drum Corps, Nanta Performance Team, Hula Dance Team and more
 
Mud Mime Character Performance
• Period: July 21-30 
• Location: Mud Square
• Description: Character mime performances using colored mud
 
ROK Air Force Black Eagles Air Show 
•Period: 4 p.m. July 22, 11 a.m. July 23, 2017
• Location: Areas of Daecheon Beach near Mud Square
• Description: Air show performance by ROK Black Eagles
 
Night Events full of Youthful Exuberance
Enjoy the cool, breezy atmosphere of the festival’s nighttime events after a full day of festivities. Held at Daecheon Beach Mud Square Special Stage, nighttime events include the opening ceremony, Firework Fantasy, exciting Hip Hop Rave Party, World Skin Beauty Pageant and the closing ceremony. The opening ceremony in particular is expected to hype up the audience as a special concert featuring popular K-pop idols will take place.
 
Nighttime Events
Opening Ceremony and Firework Fantasy 
Period: 6 p.m. July 22 (Planned)
Location: Special performance stage at Daecheon Beach 
 
World Skin Beauty Pageant 
Period: 6 p.m. July 26
Location: Special performance stage at Daecheon Beach
 
Hip Hop Rave Party
Period: 8 p.m. July 29
Location:  Special performance stage at Daecheon Beach
 
Closing Ceremony
Period: July 30 
Location: Special performance stage at Daecheon Beach
 
Main muddy events
Festival period: July 21-30
Location: Daecheon Beach Mud Square & Namgok-dong Mudflat Experience Site, Citizen Tower Square, etc. 
Mud Square Experience: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: - General admission: (Monday-Thursday) Adults 10,000 won, Teenagers 8,000 won (Friday-Sunday) Adults 12,000 won, Teenagers 10,000 won 
- Kids Zone: (Monday-Thursday) Adults 4,000 won, Children 7,000 won (Friday-Sunday) Adults 6,000 won, Children 9,000 won 
* Boryeong Mud Festival venue is divided into the Regular Zone and the Kids Zone. Most experience activities are available in the Regular Zone. 
* Cash and credit cards are accepted.
 
Directions:
     • Train
          Yongsan Station → Daecheon Station (Total travel time: Approx. 2 hr 40 min / First train at 5:35 a.m. / Last train at 8:35 p.m.) 
 
     • Bus
          * Seoul → Boryeong (Daecheon)
     - Central City Bus Terminal (Honam Line) → Boryeong Bus Terminal (Total travel time: Approx. 2 hr 10 min, First train at 6 a.m. / Last train at 9:50 p.m.)
     - Dong Seoul Bus Terminal → Boryeong Bus Terminal (Total travel time: approx. 3 to 3.5 hr / First bus at 6:40 a.m. / Last bus at 7:30 p.m.)
 
          * Boryeong (Daecheon) → Daecheon Beach
     - From Boryeong (Daecheon) Bus Terminal, take a local bus bound for Daecheon Beach. Get off at Daecheon Beach Bus Stop. (Total travel time: Approx. 35 min)
 
** Transportation Tip: During the Boryeong Mud Festival period, there is a bus that departs from Seoul Central City Express Bus Terminal and goes directly to Daecheon Beach.
 
Website: www.mudfestival.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Language Interpretation Service during festival period
English: +82-10-5438-4865 / Japanese: +82-10-2888-3471 / Chinese: +82-10-2031-2270
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

 

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