About the Festival
The Boryeong Sea Mud Exhibition (보령해양머드박람회) will take place in 2022 from July 16th to August 15th over the course of 31 days. The exhibition is hosted by Chungcheongnam Province and Boryeong City. Sponsorship comes from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Korea Tourism Organization, and the Republic of Korea Air Force. The exhibition is not to be confused with the Boryeong Mud Festival and instead aims to rediscover the ocean and the future value of mud through a wide variety of exhibitions, performances, and experiences.
The exhibition does have an entrance fee. Please refer to the following information for prices.
ON-SITE: Adults (12,000), Teenagers ~18 (9,000), Children ~12 (6,000)
ONLINE: Adults (9,000), Teenagers (7,000), Children (5,000)
GROUP (20+ Koreans, 10+ Foreigners): Adults (9,000), Teenagers (7,000), Children (5,000)
Free entry is given to people of national merit, veterans, those with disabilities and their companion, 75+ years, children under the age of 4, government workers, diplomats, teachers with a group of students
You can book online at www.seamudexpo.or.kr or you can also call to book your tickets at +82-41-930-2831.
History of the Festival
Daecheon Beach and Boryeong City more generally are some of the representative summer destinations in Korea among locals and foreigners alike. Each year, the Boryeong Mud Festival attracts a huge amount of international visitors, but did you know there is also a Boryeong Mud Exhibition? This exhibition highlights the benefits and history of Boryeong’s mud through unique hands-on experiences, educational opportunities, and much more. Read on to discover all there is to see and do at the 2022 exhibition.
Among the biggest events are the opening and closing ceremonies, which take place on the first and last days respectively. There are 8 different halls which include the following opportunities:
Sea Mud Main Hall: LED cube sculptures are presented here to discuss and educate visitors on the mud flats of the region that are home to over 560 different species.
Sea Mud & New Industry Hall: This hall aims to promote marine industries and companies through a digital streaming platform. Additionally, visitors can make their own exciting content with the Online Platform Studio and Online Promotion Zone.
Sea Mud Hands-On Hall: This hall raises awareness of the marine industry through educational entertainment. Children are able to shadow one of the marine workers at the Maritime Job Zone.
Sea Mud Display Hall: Learn about the history of Boryeong mud and the value of our oceans through numerous video installations and art. Visitors can witness the first hexahedral video display in the exhibition’s history.
Signature Local Products Hall: Want to do a bit of shopping? Come and purchase some of the best mud products for sale in the region. Alongside Boryeong’s products, 15 other cities from the province are represented through their own signature items.
Sea Mud Wellness Hall: Looking for some mud therapy? This hall provides atopic mud treatments as well as traditional singing bowl healing programs in a healing forest.
How to Get There
Address in English: 204 Daecheonhang-ro, Sinheuk-dong, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Address in Korean: 충청남도 보령시 신흑동 대천항로 204
From Seoul Station, take the train to Cheonan-Asan Station and transfer from here to Daecheon Station. The train journey will take around 3 hours and you can reserve tickets in English here. From Daecheon, take Bus 101 from the main entrance and depart at Gojam Station. The bus journey will take around 30 minutes. Walk straight from Gojam Station and you will see the exhibition on your right.
For additional information, visit the Boryeong Sea Mud Exhibition on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, and Kakao.
Other Boryeong Attractions
While in Boryeong, visitors might be looking for other exciting travel opportunities. Apart from spending some time at the Boryeong Mud Festival and enjoying the area’s local beaches, there are plenty more sights to visit.
The Boryeong Mugunghwa Arboretum (보령 무궁화 수목원) is a beautiful garden that boasts the local flora and fauna of Korea. In particular, the garden cats a spotlight on Korea’s national flower, the Mugunghwa. Click here to see all there is to take in at the exciting park.