The Boryeong Mud Festival (map) is an annual festival which takes place during the summer in Boryeong (map), a town around 200 km south of Seoul.
Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, Chungcheongnam-do is one of the representative summer getaway locations in Korea. Every summer, Boryeong Mud Festival attracts the largest number of international visitors to the beach. The Boryeong Mud Festival spans over a 2-week period.
Boryeong Mud Festival was initially created in the 90’s to promote Boryeong’s mud based-products that are sold for cosmetic purposes.
Many people opt for a day trip from Seoul to Boryeong Mud Festival. Bear in mind that traffic during the mudfest time makes the bus drive even longer. If you want to fully immerse yourself in the festival, you need to spend the night in Boryeong.
Right on the beach is a performance stage that features an impressive entertainment lineup for the evening. This K-pop concert is free to watch and attracts people of all ages.
Although the festival takes place over a period of around two weeks, it is most famous for its final weekend, which is popular with Korea’s western population. The final weekend of the festival is normally on the second weekend in July.
Daecheon Beach. This is the beach that represents Boryeong. Endlessly continuing beach with white sand, blue sea, small and big islands dotted along the horizon, colorful swimsuits looks, pine forest enough to keep the sunshine off, the sun dropping slowly behind the horizon…