Starting from its capital city Seoul to its most famous Jeju Island, South Korea is a gateway to the most unique festivals. One such festival that has gained popularity over the years is ‘The Boryeong Mud Festival,’ where you can find excitement, fun, and entertainment enclosed into one. Let’s have a look at some mud-tastic facts about the world’s biggest mud festival:
1. Promotion Led To Celebration
In 1996, a range of cosmetics was made from Boryeong mud flats. For the promotion of these cosmetics, the festival was conceived in hope to aware people about the mud and its cosmetics.
2. Mud Full Of Benefits
The mud in Boryeong City is specified to be rich in 9 types of minerals including aluminum, germanium, silicon, magnesium, potassium, and calcium, as well as far-infrared radiation.
3. Muddy Spell In Summers
This festival is celebrated each year during summers in the month of July. The venue is one of the famous beaches of South Korea named Daecheon Beach, in the city of Boryeong.
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4. Attraction To The World
After hosting the first mud festival in the year 1998, the festival started attracting people from all around the globe. With the passage of time, its popularity reached to millions and made it a national attraction of South Korea. Its participants keep on adding numbers to the millions each year.
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5. Driven To Create Muddy Fun
The mud is taken from the Boryeong mud flats, 200km south of Seoul and driven to the site, transforming it into the arena of muddy joy.
6. Dive In The Mud
It is a two-week festival with numerous events on the trail, the festival enrols the opening and closing ceremony, and street parades. Apart from events, there are various activities to choose from like getting a mud bath, painting your body in colored mud, or even getting a mud massage.
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7. Playing With Mud
There are plenty of competitions to participate in like, World Miss Icon Contest, World Fit Contest, Mudflat Marathon, Colour Mud contest (photography contest), Boryeong National Badminton Contest. Though, programs change each year.
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8. Getting Muddy With The Music
If you are a music lover, then the Boryeong Mud Festival will give you the best of the music. There are Kpop- world concerts and performances by foreign idols including EDM and busking performances.
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9. Various Zones To Choose From
There are plenty of Zones for a person to have fun in Boryeong Mud Fest, you can go with family in plaza family zones or you can go in regular zone. Busking Zone, Food Zone, and Mud village Zone are zones you would find fun with entertainment.
10. If You Are A Night Owl
Night in Boryeong is exciting too, you can go clubbing in Mudnight Mobscene, enjoy Hip hop performances in Mud Night Stand. The best part is the Firework fantasy, which displays amazing firework at the beach of Daecheon.
11. Careful Of The Mud Rash
Although, mud in Boryeong is very healthy for the skin but back in 2009, when a group of 230 school students attended the fest, they developed skin rashes after coming in contact with the mud.