[Modern Korea] Korea Tourism Introduction_city and festival

Ranked the 3rd highest in “The 31 places to go in 2010” by The New York Times, Seoul, Korea Seoul is a city bustling with people and places and an infinite amount of things to do. Seoul, which is divided by the Han River, is filled with culture and history in Northern areas and known for its business districts in its southern areas. With over 12 million tourists in 2014, Korea has become a go to place for many tourists to explore and have fun.

With many places to shop, tons of places to eat, and with the help of the hallyu wave and the infamous night culture that Korea has been known for, Korea has become a growing tourism “hot spot” internationally with over 10 million tourists coming to visit Korea annually.

One of the many things that Korea is known for is their plentiful festivals that they hold throughout the year. One of the bigger festivals that they hold is the Boryeong Mud Festival. This festival was given numerous awards and is also heavily covered by the media every year, and many people, children and adults partake in this mud festival. The mud is also known to be rich in minerals and thus healthy for your skin as well.

Every year, mud is colllected from the Boryeong mud flats and transported to the Deacheon beach where a variety of events take place involving mud. Mud games, mud wrestling, mud massages, and a mud parade are just a few of the events that take place during this festival.

Come and visit Korea for yourself!

And dive into the numerous activities that Korea has to offer!