The Mud Festival, being held at Boryeong in South Korea, from 14 July to 24 July is one of the craziest and wildest festivals in the world.
The festival first started in 1998 but by the time 2007 rolled around it was already attracting more than two million people to the town of Boryeong.
The mud, which is believed to have beneficial effects on the skin due to its mineral content and it is most commonly used in cosmetics and face masks. It is sourced from mud flats near Boryeong and transported to the beach by truck.
The biggest mud wrestling and mud swimming events are seen towards the end of the festival which is accompanied by fireworks.
About 2-million to 3-million domestic and international tourists visit Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, about 190 kilometres southwest of Seoul, during the annual mud festival, according to the organizers. The festival features mud wrestling, mud sliding and mud king contest.