Wrestling in the “dirtiest” muddy festival in Korea
Boryeong Muddy Festival 18th organized during 15 – 27 Jul 2016 which is the most expected event in summer at Korea. Estimated 1 million tourists attended this festival on Daecheon beach.
The Muddy Festival has been organized on Jul annually at Boryeong on Daecheon beach which merely 200km distance from Seoul Capital. Boryeong mud is considered as a natural product which contains plentiful minerals. It is used for producing domestic cosmetics. Photo by: Telegraph.
The festival was born in 1998 with the first target of popularizing mud’s benefits which aiming for cosmetic marketing. However, it became a well-known activity for both tourist and local people gradually. Photo by: Reuters.
Last 15th Jul 2016 marked the 18th time of festival with many exciting activities, such as muddy gutter slipping, muddy bathing, or running marathon overcome barricade, swimming in a huge mud pool, etc. Photo by: Reuters.
Though it used to cause a debate in 2009 when a group of 230 children who broke out in the rash after touching mud on this festival, people still love this festival, and it became an indispensable activity in Korean culture. Photo by: Festpop.