The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival in South Korea which takes place during the summer in Boryeong, a town around 200 km south of Seoul. The mud is taken from the Boryeong mud flats, and trucked to the Daecheon beach area, where it is used as the centrepiece of the 'Mud Experience Land'.The mud is considered rich in minerals and used to manufacture cosmetics. The festival was originally conceived as a marketing vehicle for Boryeong mud cosmetics.
It has been considered that most minerals present in cosmetics come naturally from mud. The Boryeong Mud Festival started in 1998. This festival takes place in July in Boryeong every year, hosting millions of visitors from around the world who enthusiastically participate in the unique celebration.
Although the festival takes place over a period of around two weeks, it is most famous for its final weekend, which is popular with Korea's western population. The final weekend of the festival usually falls on the second weekend in July.
P.S. A mud bath is a great way to relax and refresh, and its anti-inflammatory properties and soothing minerals can work wonders on your skin.