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Mud festival in South Korea

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The gorgeous coastal town of Boryeong hosts an annual Mud Festival and it’s as messy as it sounds. The beach of Boryeong changes into a true mud paradise nine days a year. We recommend putting this festival on your bucket list.
In July, the peaceful seaside town of Boryeong turned into a chaos of mud for 9 days. As a visitor you will find yourself in a huge playground where you will be stained with mud by the festival staff. The main attractio of the festivities is Mud Experience Land. Heree you can slide into attractions such as a mud slide, a mud pool and even a mud ski slope. After that you can cool off in the sea or under a garden hose. Performances and DJs provide the real festival vibe. And, while dancing you will of course be sprayed with mud again.

The festival is completely free and is visited by around 15,000 people from all over the world. Especially backpackers know to find their way to this slippery festival. The Boryeong mud festival is still relatively young. The town of Boryeong is known for its spas and purifying mud. To attract more tourists to the place, a festival has been invented where mud is the central act.

During the festival,  the best mud is used, which is supplied by the various spas in the area. The Boryeong mud festival should therefore not only be fun, but also good for the skin. ;)

During the Boryeong mud festival the place is full of tourists. If you want to book a hotel, motel or hostel in advance, you have to do this well in advance. Please note that prices will double during this period.

Where to stay

We recommend the Wooyeon Flora hotel. All rooms are facing the sea, this means you will be sure to have a view of the sea of Korea. The staff is super kind and nice as well. But best is the perfect location: right on the beach and close to almost everything in town.  On they get an average rating of 9.2 and you can book it here. 

This article was last updated on November 05, 2019.