Agoda Slides into Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

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Agoda, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces superlative hotel rates for the 13th Annual Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea.

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Boryeong Mud Festival

At night, the celebrations continue with fireworks displays and lively dance parties where the beachfront is transformed into a muddy mosh-pit.

Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, today announces superlative hotel rates for the 13th Annual Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea.

The event, which runs from July 17 to 27, will attract some two million visitors to the sleepy seaside town of Boryeong, filling the beach with contests, games and all manner of mud-related fun.

Boryeong and its twin city, Daecheon, are located on the shores of the Yellow Sea, about two-and-a-half hours by bus or train from Seoul Airport. This beautiful region, which features wide, clean beaches and conifer-covered mountains, is a favorite for domestic holiday-makers drawn to its lively beachfront promenade, great climate and famous mineral-rich mud.

The Boryeong Mud Festival is a 10-day celebration of the unique therapeutic mud, which is used in a range of locally-produced cosmetics, and claims to nourish the skin, making it smoother, firmer and more elastic. Participants at the festival can enjoy all the benefits of Boryeong mud in a carnival atmosphere, joining a complete schedule of games, rides and competitions.

During daylight hours, the program includes a Mud Marathon, Mud Wrestling Competition, a Super Mud Slide, Mud Painting and Mud Massage, plus yacht and parades. At night, the celebrations continue with fireworks displays and lively dance parties where the beachfront is transformed into a muddy mosh-pit.
There is also plenty to do beyond the mud fights. Travelers can explore Chungcheongnam-do province’s myriad attractions. Close to the festival site, Muchango Beach’s “mystic sea road” offers a unique way of experiencing local Boryeong life. This winding 1500-meter walking trail is only accessible for two hours a day when the tide ebbs, and visitors can join local families as they stroll along the rocks, taking photos and collecting fresh shellfish.

The nearby island of Anmeneon-do is another beautiful diversion. This is a popular destination for both domestic and international travelers who visit for its white sandy beaches and pristine pine forests. Taean Haean National Park is also close by, offering some of South Korea’s most unspoiled coastline. Visitors can enjoy delicious seafood and tranquil stretches of coast, like the three-kilometer long Man Li Po beach.

A few nights in stylish Seoul provides the perfect end to a South Korean vacation – and the perfect contrast to mud bathing on Boryeong Beach. This modern, cosmopolitan city is a vibrant combination of technology and tradition, where travelers can indulge in fine cuisine, high-end shopping and temple tours.
Thanks to great hotel rates from Agoda, travelers can enjoy significant savings on a South Korean adventure. Below are the latest promotional rates for hotels in Seoul, valid until July 31 2010.

Seoul Hotels

Lexington Hotel – 4 stars
Normal rate USD 99. Agoda rates from USD 79. Book a Deluxe Room and enjoy 20% discount.

Sunshine Hotel – 3.5 stars
Normal rates USD 81. Agoda rates from USD 72. Book any room and enjoy 11% discount.

Casaville Shinchon Residence – 2.5 stars
Normal rate USD 80. Agoda rates from USD 72. Book any room and enjoy 10% discount.

JW Marriot Hotel – 5 stars
Normal rate USD 238. Agoda rates from USD 190. Book any room and enjoy 20% discount.

Vabien Suite 2 Residence – 3 stars
Normal rate USD 123. Agoda rates from USD 86. Book any room and enjoy 30% discount.

Crown Insadong Hotel – 3 stars
Normal rate USD 77. Agoda rates from USD 65. Book any room and enjoy 15% discount.

Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square – 4 stars
Normal rate USD 153. Agoda rates from USD 123. Book any room type and enjoy 20% discount.

Gangnam Artnouveau City Residence – 4 stars
Normal rate USD 131. Agoda rates from USD 105. Book any room and enjoy 20% discount.

For more information, contact PR(at)agoda(dot)com

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