[Summer Festival in Korea] Boryeong Mud Festival 2018

Every July, Boryeong Mud Festival (보령머드축제) is held at Daecheon Beach, Boryeong City, which is located in Chungcheongnam-do region. This festival is one of the most popular Summer festival in Korea (and the craziest mud festival) that attracts the most foreigners to come to Korea.

This year, Boryeong Mud Festival is happening from 13th July to 22nd July 2018. Enjoy yourself in the giant pool of mud, and join various mud programmes such as Mud Super Slide, Giant Mud Bath, Mud Fountain and Swimming Pool, Experience Mud in the Experience Center (Mud bath, Massage), and many more! There are many other programs such as Global Festival Fair, Special Food Zone, and Kpop Concert (wow)!

Visit Korea Committee’s Tourist Service Center (TSC) will also be at Boryeong Mud Festival from 13th July – 16th July 2018. TSC provides services such as local information, language interpretation, free Wi-Fi, commemorative photo shoot, cell-phone charging, beverage service, tourist information, etc. If you need any help about traveling in Boryeong (or in Korea), you can look out for TSC at the festival.

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Photo by my Indonesian friend, CHRISTIANUS FREDERICK

Ticket Price

Adult (Regular ticket):
Mon – Thus | 12,000won
Fri – Sun | 14,000won

Operation Time

09:30 ~ 18:00
※ Checking and cleaning the facilities (break time 12:30 ∼13:30)

Website

http://boryeongmudfestival.com/

Public Transportation

BUS:
From Seoul Central City Bus Terminal, take an express bus to Boryeong (보령).
From Boryeong Bus Terminal, take bus #100 bound for Daecheon Beach.

TRAIN:
From Yongsan Station or Yeongdeungpo Station, take a train to Daecheon Station.
From Daecheon Station, take a local bus bound for Daecheon Beach.

If you are unfamiliar with the inter-city bus and train in Korea, you can join Trazy tour, which included round trip transportation and english speaking guide. In addition, you can also choose the option where Mud Festival entrance ticket is included.

Boryeong Mud Festival Shuttle (+Ticket / Activity Coupon Options) (July 13~22)

Trazy is currently having a 1+1 promotion for the ‘Shutte bus only’ option. Two person for KRW15,000 for shuttle bus service. It’s a good deal!
Book now to avoid disappointment!
This is a good deal and it might be sold out anytime soon.

They said mud can be therapeutic for the skin. I’m not a fan of mud. What about you? Are you ready to play with the mud in Boryeong Mud Festival this Summer?

Olympic Park – Rose Garden

May is the season of Rose in Korea. So basically, you can see roses almost everywhere in Korea. There are also alot of rose festivals in the month of May and June.

About two weeks ago, I took a trip to Olympic Park to visit the Rose Garden (also known as Rose Plaza). The Rose Garden in Olympic Park opens twice a year – May and October.

This year, the opening of Rose Garden is as below:

  • 26 May – 20 August 2017
  • 1 October – 20 November 2017

 

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Entrance of Rose Plaza

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If you are a rose lover, you will definitely enjoy this place. As the weather is getting hotter these days, be sure to apply lotsa sunscreen before coming here. I got a bit tanned after spending 1 hour here. T_T If you’re coming to Jamsil area, you can drop by the Olympic Park for a walk in the evening.

 

Admisssion Fee

Free

Website

http://www.olympicpark.co.kr/jsp/english/index.jsp

Directions

Olympic Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 3 OR Bangi Station, Exit 4