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Perhaps that is not something you would read in a Lonely Planet, and it is doubtful that South Korean tourism authorities would include that information in their next 30-second spot on cable news. Nonetheless, you have to love a country where it is
BORYEONG, South Korea (Mon, Jul 16) – The 15th Annual Boryeong Mud Festival opened Saturday and will run for 11 days until July 24th. Tourists flocking to South Korea's Daecheon beach can't wait to get down and dirty.
Tourists flocking to South Korea's Daecheon beach can't wait to get down and dirty. For nine days the coastal city, southwest of Seoul, paints itself a dull shade of grey, for the annual Boryeong Mud Festival. Now into its 13th year, the festival is
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
People throwing mud at each other, immersed in pools of mud, for entertainment as well as for healthy skin is what the festival is all about. The city of Boryeong hosts the Daecheon Beach, famous for its beautifying mud, which is rich in minerals and
The sculptors who came from Russia, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Senegal, Hungary, Chile, Korea and Pakistan, had an extraordinary experience, and in the words of Gull, We worked like labourers and were treated like kings! When Gull received a call
Over 2 to 3 million domestic and international tourists visit the beach during the festival each year to enjoy mud activities. This basically involves mud slides, mud wrestling, mud painting, mud marathon and mud massages. In the evenings, music and
For nine days of dirty fun, a quaint South Korean coastal city paints the town a dull shade of mud. Boryeong says its mud has special powers to refresh the skin and soothe the soul. Saturday, July 16, saw the start of its 11th annual Mud Festival,
Livestock infected with foot-and-mouth disease have been found on 20 farms in South Korea, officials said Saturday. New cases were confirmed on a pig farm and two cattle farms in Andong, about 180 miles southeast of Seoul in North Gyeongsang province,
Vail native Nicole Frey spent 16 months living in South Korea and now is traveling through Southeast Asia for a few months. We're serializing her blog about living overseas Sundays in the Vail Daily for the next few months.