The Boryeong Mud Festival

Boryeong Mud Festival

Looking for a getaway involving water gun fights, obstacle courses, DJ sets, and mud baths in Korea? The annual Boryeong Mud Festival is the way to go! I’ve recently attended the festival in July. To say that it was amazing is an understatement. This event released my inner child, brought laughter, smiles, and great memories.

People frolic in the mud at Boryeong Mud Festival

Worthy Boryeong Mud Knowledge

The Boryeong Mud Festival isn’t all about fun. Mud powder is processed from the mud taken from Daecheon Beach in Boryeong. Mud water is extracted, and then the left-over mud powder is what is used in these skin products. Germanium and bentonite slow skin aging, exfoliate, and rejuvenate. More specifically, germanium improves skin contraction and skin elasticity! In addition, bentonite helps calm irritation/redness, and promotes healthy, glowing skin.

Transportation & Admission

The best way to travel to this beautiful coastal city is by bus. It is about a 2.5 hour ride outside Seoul. You can purchase bus tickets at Seoul Station (prices range from 11,000-18,000 KRW), and you can buy festival tickets on the Boryeong Mud Festival website for only 14,000 KRW.

Special Features

Food stands are lined up all around the Boryeong Mud Festival to satisfy one’s hunger. Mud beauty products and souvenirs are sold as well. Colored mud face paintings, a sea-side mini water park, and family zones are offered to accommodate the younger crowds. Mini Daecheon beach parades happen during the day, and at night the festival hosts a stage that features EDM by professional DJs on the beach. 

The Boryeong Mud Festival offers a variety of programs ranging from mud baths, free mud-powder massages, mudflat games such as wrestling & football, and obstacle marathons. Not to mention, there is a water gun fight that breaks out randomly. This was probably my personal favorite part of the festival because everyone instantly became 12 years old again. It was simply, a blast.

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Amber Ochoa is from Los Angeles, USA, and just recently moved to South Korea in May. She studied Biochemistry as an undergraduate. After graduation, she began venturing out and embracing her love for adventure. She finds that “nothing holds greater power in our life than the unknown.” One night while applying to random jobs on Indeed, she came across an English teaching position in Seoul, Korea. Flash forward, she is now teaching at CDI, Mokdong branch. She claims that Creverse found her and ended up becoming a blessing in disguise. Amber says giving knowledge to students & inspiring them for higher achievements in life is one of the greatest feelings in the world.