Friday, July 20, 2012

Boryeong Mud Festival 2012

The great part about extending our contract is that we get to experience all the great parts of Korea that only happen in the summer and fall two glorious times. That means, we made it to Mudfest again!!

This time around at Mudfest, we did things a little better. We got to hang out with friends and family, planned better, spent less money, and got to play on more of the inflatable toys. Win. Win. Win. Win.

From Suncheon, we left on Friday night and made our way to Jeonju by train. When we arrived in Jeonju,we took a taxi to the bus station to look at bus times to Boryeong and try to buy tickets. We weren't able to buy tickets the night before but we did see all the times and they had special seasonal buses going to Daechon beach. Yes, just what we were hoping for! We stayed at a great love motel (the front was the lone word "Hotel" and it claimed to be "a tourist hotel") that was only 40,000 won for the night.

The next morning we got up early and left on the 8:30am bus to the beach. We arrived at about 9:45, stored our stuff in a locker (2,000 won this year, free last year), and bought wristbands for both the morning and afternoon sections. (Last year there weren't sections and only on entrance fee of 5,000 won for the whole day.)

The morning section was a LOT less crowded than the afternoon section. We only had to wait about 15-20 minutes in line for each slide, mud pit, or obstacle course. We were able to do everything. Even though each activity seemed to be over really quick, it was still super fun. I was laughing, slipping, and sliding all over those big plastic toys!

The afternoon is when everyone and their flippin' brother arrived. All the organized tours started pulling in and the place really started filling up. The lines swelled and what used to take 20 minutes, took up to two hours. We didn't go on any of the slides or anything in the afternoon. It just wasn't worth it to wait that long for less than a minute of play time.

It was so crowded but there was still plenty of mud to go around! They have a "jail" where you go inside and they festival workers throw mud all over you. It was a good way to get to lookin' like this:

The first photo was taken by Katie and the last four were taken by Brent of Kimchi Bytes.


  1. Ahh I LOVED MudFest, too. Although how did you guys get such great pictures?! I was TERRIFIED of taking my camera anywhere near the muddy area!

  2. Great blog, it was a pleasure meeting you guys!