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.

Boryeong Mud Festival

Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

A tourist plays with mud during the opening day of Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

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

Boryeong Mud Festival

Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeon. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

Tourists play in mud during the opening day of the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

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

Boryeong Mud Festival

A woman plays in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

People play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

People play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

People play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

People play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

A woman plays in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

A woman plays in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

A woman plays in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

A woman wears a jacket to warm herself during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

People play in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

A couple plays in mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Boryeong Mud Festival

A woman takes off her goggles at the Boryeong Mud Festival on Daecheon beach in Boryeong. LEE JAE-WON/REUTERS

Jul 16, 2012