Daecheon Beach, August 2010

Daecheon is famous as being the setting for the Boryeong Mud Festival in mid-July every year. Before this event made the town internationally famous, it has been called by Lonely Planet as ‘the Las Vegas’ of Korea, and with the exception of the many brightly lit motels clustered around the southern end of the beach, one wonders where this notion came from.

Daecheon at night

Not trying to take away from the location, but in fairness, this comparison leaves a lot for the small densely motelled resort to live up to. But, if you haven’t looked at Lonely Planet then Daecheon is probably a very dazzling experience.

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