By The Nation
The 22nd version of the 10-day festival, hosted by the Boryeong municipality at the mud flats of this city on South Korea’s west coast draws revellers from Korea and abroad to Daecheon Beach.
Boryeong is famous for its wide mudflats and high-quality mud that is rich in minerals and known to help prevent ageing. Since 1998, the South Korean city has held the mud festival as part of efforts to promote the natural resources in the region.
This year's festival carries the slogan "Go Boryeong, Play Mud" and invites visitors to experience mud sliding, mud wrestling, mud baths and everything muddy in the mud flats, as well as to make mud-based cosmetics, ride on yachts and perform in a flash mob featuring mud, music, dance and swimming.
Other programme include an obstacle race in mud, called the Mud Run, which was introduced for the first time last year and there’s also a global food zone is in the streets around the beach offers hungry souls a variety of cuisines.