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Monday, March 8, 2010

22 Photos of World’s Craziest Mud Festival 2009

The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival which takes place during the summer in Boryeong, South Korea. The first Mud Festival was staged in 1998 and, by 2006, the festival attracted 1.5 million visitors to Boryeong.
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 GIs, 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.
In 2008 the festival took place between 12-20 July. In 2009 it took place from July 11-19.

Here are some crazy photos from the 12th annual mud festival
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

   
 

2 comments:

Huzaifa said...

hillarious ... :)

riyan said...

yeah.but should do this at least once.

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