Every Year Koreans Throw A Giant Mud-Westling Festival (20+ Photos)

Looking for a fun way to keep cool this summer? Check out this famous Korean mud festival!

Every July, people get down and dirty at the famous Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea, and here’s why you should too!

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Photo Credit: Shawn Perez

 

By train, the small city of Boryeong is 2 hours away from Seoul.

 

Every year, people from all over the world flock there to cover their bodies in goopy clay.

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Photo Credit: Shawn Perez

 

They lather their bodies in this healthy mineral clay to rejuvenate their souls and play around, all while keeping cool under the hot, summer sun.

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The event takes place on a beach which soon becomes packed with thousands of people…

 

…who have a blast dancing…

…splashing around…

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…wrestling…

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…hanging out with friends…

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…and just going crazy, in a clay-soaked frenzy!

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There is a mud sliding contest…

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…and a mud king contest too!

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In 2018, who will be the muddiest one of all?

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Some tourists have even turned mud into colourful facepaint by adding rainbow pigments!

Asian tourists make up with color mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival on Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 11, 2009. The 12th annual mud festival features mud wrestling, mud sliding and a mud king contest. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)
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On normal days, people try to stay clean and dry…

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…so this is a great opportunity to just let go…

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…let loose…

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…and have fun!

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The Boryeong Mud Festival is just two months away…

Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong

 

…so start planning your trip now!

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