Thousands of revellers, including a number of foreign tourists, wrestled in giant pits of warm mud and massaged themselves with the brown goo at the Boryeong Mud Festival that got under way at Daecheon beach in South Chungcheong Province in South Korea on July 11.
The town people who discovered that the mineral-rich mud is lucrative as a tourist attraction and started the festival in 1998.
During the festival, they set up mud baths, mud slides and competitions including mud wrestling for the revellers.
Image: Participants enjoy mud during the 12th Annual Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach on July 11, 2009 in Boryeong, South Korea. The annual mud festival, now in its 12th year, features mud wrestling, mud sliding and a mud king contest.
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