One of the country’s most anticipated summer events kicks off today as the 2017 Boryeong Mud Festival begins its 10-day run.
During the festival period, tourists flock to the area to experience the beneficial properties of the Boryeong mud, and also to have lots of fun.
Fully immersed in the both the mud and the festival’s great atmosphere, visitors enjoy mud wrestling, mud sliding and even swimming in the mud mega tub.
Visitors feeling particularly energetic can try the marine mud-training course, whilst those looking for something more chilled can relax in the mud massage zone.
According to Koreabizwire:
[su_quote]This year, the unique festival will present a total of 57 programs, ranging from bathing in a massive mud tub to mud massages, a mud photo contest, a marathon on the mud flats, a mud sliding competition, street parades and K-pop concerts, the official said. The event’s opening ceremony on Saturday night will be aired live as a special program on local TV, with the ceremony to feature Korean idol groups like Muses, Momoland and Block B Bastarz and EXID, as well as a war dance from the Maori tribe of New Zealand.
Thirty-three troupes will stage street performances, including magic, singing and dancing, throughout the festival. Mud trams will also run on a 2.2-kilometer traffic-free road between the Mud Square and Civic Tower Square.
By date, a Miss Mud contest will be held on Sunday; the Daecheon KBS Open Concert on Monday; a special concert by global star Psy of “Gangnam Style” on Tuesday; a world skin care contest on Wednesday; a song festival on Thursday; a rock festival with singer IU and popular punk band Crying Nut on July 28; a hip-hop rave party on July 29; and a special concert by comeback idol bands such as DJ DOC, Turbo, Jinusean and singer Kim Hyun-jung on July 30.[/su_quote]
The festival, which began in 1998, is held at Daecheon Beach from July 21 to July 30.
Festival at a Glance
Festival period: July 21-30, 2017
Location: Daecheon Beach Mud Square & Namgok-dong Mudflat Experience Site, Citizen Tower Square
Mud Square Experience: 09:30-18:00
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
Cash and credit cards are accepted.