The 20th Boryeong Mud Festival

Go! Boryeong, Play! Mud.

Daecheon Beach Mud Plaza. July 21(Fri) ~ July 30(sun), 2017

Around gwanggwangji

  • Chungcheong Suyeongseong (fortress)

    Ocheon Port was a center of trade with the Tang Dynasty during the United Silla period. As Japanese pirates often appeared around the port area during the Goryeo Dynasty, Ocheonseong (fortress) was built as a lookout to the sea. During the Joseon Dynasty, the military base of Chungcheong Sugun Jeoldosa (naval commander-in-chief) was constructed in Ocheon. Presently, Manghwamun (the north gate), Jinhyulcheong where the poor were well cared for, a military camp for officers, and a fortress still remain.


    ※ It takes about 35-40 minutes by car from Daecheon Beach

  • Tojeong Lee Ji-ham

    Lee Ji-ham (1517-1578) is a Korean writer of the dynasty of Joseon who used the pen name of Tojeong (a person who lives in a mud house). His book of predictions, Secrets Tojeong (토정비결), had a great success, especially in the 19th century because it was able to predict the Japanese invasion of 1592 and the massacre of scholars.

     

    Born in Boryeong , he was the student of the naturalist Seo Gyeong-dok who taught him medicine, mathematics and astronomy which helped improve its predictions. As it was in contactwith the medium merchants, he defended the new social ideas and other works intended to demonstrate the importance of trade and encourage science and resource development. (wikipedia.org)

     

     ※ It takes about 25-30 minutes by car from Daecheon Beach

  • The Tomb of General Jwa-Jin Kim

    Since 1974, the Tomb of General Jwa-Jin Kim (a commander of the Korean Independence Army) has been sacredly preserved. In order to pass down his achievement and spirit of independence to future generations, a date for a sacrificial offering was set for October 22 when the Cheongsan-ri Battle ended in victory. Every year, many celebrities visit this tomb and pay tribute to the General’s achievement and integrity.

     

    ※  It takes 30 ~ 35 mins by car from the Daecheon beach.

  • Seongjusaji (temple site)

    A temple site in Seongju-ri, Seongju-myeon, Boryeong-si

    The Sungjusa Temple Site contains Nanghyehwasang Baekwolbogwang Pagoda and Monument (National Treasure No. 8), a five-storied stone pagoda (Treasure No. 19), central three-storied stone pagoda (Treasure No. 20), western three-storied stone pagoda (Treasure No. 47), eastern three-storied stone pagoda and a stone lantern of regional cultural properties.  

     

     ※ It takes about 20-25 minutes by car from Daecheon Beach