Sunday, 7 August 2011

Boryeong Mud Festival

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Month : July
Place : Boryeong, South Korea
Famous For : Mud Festival
Attractions : Mud Games, Visit to Coal Mine & a Buddhist Shrine.

The Boryeong Mud Festival is a popular and much awaited festival in South Korea. It's held every year during the summer season in Boryeong, South Korea. The festival has evolved as a major attraction for tourists and eventually the best event in South Korea. The Boryeong Mud Festival takes place usually in the month of July. It's undoubtedly the most precious experience South Korea can offer.

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In Boryeong Mud Festival, the mud is dug up near Boryeong, trucked to the Daecheon beach area, and dumped at a 'Mud Experience Land'. The mud is considered rich in minerals and used to manufacture cosmetics. Some of the final weekend participants are foreign tourists, and especially American Soldiers, but most of the participants during the week are Koreans, attracted by clever marketing by the town. The town fathers and mothers discovered that the mud is more lucrative as a tourist attraction than using the muddy fields for agriculture. The economy generated from the festival supports the many hotels and restaurants along the waterway and several blocks inland. There is also a great deal to see and do in the vicinity and a free tourist bus takes visitors to local sites, including an impressive coal mine and a famous Buddhist shrine.


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