The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual celebration of Boryeong mud, known for being rich in minerals and its medicinal uses. The mud is trucked in from local mud flats to Daecheon Beach, where revelers can participate in activities ranging from mud massages to mud wrestling. Originally conceived as a marketing effort to feature the cosmetic and medicinal properties of the mud, the festival now attracts over 2.2 million people in the two weeks that it runs, with a large portion of the attendees being Western visitors (like myself).
It's like a mild version of Spring Break, only with mud. Lots and lots of mud.
Shot in Boryeong, South Korea - 2013