The first Mud Festival took place in 1998, and by 2007, 2.2 million people had visited Boryeong.
The mud is trucked in from the Boryeong mud flats and used as the centerpiece of the 'Mud Experience Land' on the Daecheon beach. [two] The mud is considered mineral-rich and is used to make cosmetics. The festival began as a way for Boryeong mud cosmetics to promote themselves.
Several major attractions have been erected along Daecheon's seafront for the duration of the festival. A mud pool, mud slides, a mud jail, and mud skiing competitions are among them. This is a ticketed affair, with tickets available online or at the venue.
Colored mud is also produced for body painting. A large stage is erected on the beach, which is used for live music, competitions and various other visual attractions.
Along the seafront is a small market selling cosmetics made of Boryeong mud. Massages, acupuncture, and other therapies using the healing properties of the mud are available at a number of health and beauty clinics. A massive firework show concludes the festival.
Although the festival lasts for about two weeks, it is best known for its final weekend, which is common among Korea's western residents. The festival's final weekend is typically the second weekend in July.
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