The Boryeong Mud Festival

This looks like a lot of fun. This weekend saw the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong, about 190 km (118 miles) southwest of Seoul. About 2 to 3 million domestic and international tourists visit the beach during the annual festival, according to the festival organisation. [20 photos total]

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Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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A tourist plays with mud during the opening day of Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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A tourist reacts as he plays in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeon (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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Pigtail of a tourist is pictured after she played in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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A woman plays in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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People play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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People play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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People play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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A woman plays in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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A woman plays in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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A woman plays in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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A woman wears a jacket to warm herself during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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People play in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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A couple plays in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #
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A woman takes off her goggles at the Boryeong Mud Festival on Daecheon beach in Boryeong (LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS) #

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