Boryeong Mud Festival
MudFestivalThe Boryeong Mud Festival is the annual festival which is held during summers in Boryeong. Boryeong is a city on the Yellow Sea coast in South Chungcheong Province, located at a distance of 200 km from Seoul, South Korea. Korea is famous for organizing different kinds of festivals like ice fishing, bullfighting, Body painting, etc, but the popularity of Korea Mud Fest is unbeatable. Visitors from different countries come to the Korean peninsula to Boryeong, to relish the Boryeong Mud Festival. The festival is held for two weeks every July. This year it will commence from 12th July 2019 to 21st July 2019.
History of Korean Mud FestBoryeong is a small offbeat town located at the western coast of Korea. In 1999, the Boryeong Mud Festival was organized for the first time to promote the cosmetics made from the regions mud. According to the sources, the Boryeong mud is high in minerals, especially germanium and bentonite, and it emits large amounts of far-infrared rays, which are particularly beneficial for the skin. It didnt take much time to gain popularity. Visitors from Europe, America started coming to enjoy the Boryeong Mud Festival. The mud on the 136-km-long coastline of Boryeong is rich in minerals that have rejuvenating effects on the skin, so when in 1996 a range of cosmetics was introduced using the grimy substance from the Boryeong mud flats, a couple of years later the Boryeong Mud Festival was conceived to promote the products.
How to reach BoryeongBus services are available five times a day from Stop 09D on the first floor of Incheon International Airport. Tickets are available at the terminal or visitors can pay directly to the bus driver. If you are traveling from Central Seoul, then Visitors can also take express buses to Boryeong from the Central Bus Terminal that departs approximately every hour. Visitors can take a train route too. Regular trains are available from Yongsan Station and Yeongdeungpo Station to Daecheon Station. Tickets can be booked online prior one month.
Things to do at the Boryeong Mud Festival 2019Giant Mud BathKids Mud LandMud PrisonColor Mud Body PaintMud Fountain and SwingMud Pool Slide
What to expect in the Boryeong Mud FestivalThe best way to immerse yourself in the goodness of mud and the healing properties of natural sea mud is head towards Mud Festival at Boryeong. During the 10 days of Korean Mud Festival, the Boryeong is transformed into mud heaven. The organizers of Boryeong Mud Festival transfer mineral-rich mud from the Boryeong mud flats to Daecheon Beach and use it to build mud baths, mud slopes, and mud pools. This chaotic mud playground is child-friendly too. The staff makes sure that the visitors dont stay clean. The special opening and closing ceremony of Boreyong Mud Festival includes large music performances and fireworks. The K-Pop and EDM beats will surely give the real festival vibes. Visitors can relax in the mud massage zone. The shopaholics can also buy cosmetics made from local mineral-rich mud at a small seaside market. The beauty clinics offer therapeutic services including acupuncture and massage. The small adapted mud pools are specially for kids.
AccommodationDaecheon Beach which is one of the longest beaches on the west coast of Korea and is full of visitors during mud festival. So its better to have prior hotel bookings during the festival. Visitors can book a number of hotels available via connecting with them or even online booking is available too. Attendees are always plentiful so it's advisable that you book a hotel nearby beforehand. Many Koreans also offer minibars as an extra source of income. These are rooms you can rent at homes of families and during the Boryeong Mud Festival there are more minbaks available than other kinds of accommodation and this is the best way to live like local Koreans. In the evening, music events are held and in the background, the shooting of the fireworks that colors the sky is heard.
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