You’ve made the right choice. You decided to participate in one of Korea’s biggest festivals, Mudfest! Now, all the helpful sites are in Korean, and you can’t figure out how the hell you get there. Having ran in to this same issue myself, I decided to write a quick article to help ease your troubles. Odds are you’ve heard about the awesomeness that can ensue in this whirlwind of activities. They’ve got everything from mud massages and mud baths, to mud wrestling and mud bounce castles. That’s just during the day. Come nightfall there are concerts, fireworks, and your general shenanigans.
So, this is how I’m getting there. From Osan AB you need to go to the subway station. From there it will take around 15 minutes to get to Pyeongtaek. Once in Pyeongtaek you need to go to the ticket terminal and buy a direct rail to Daecheon, usually via an ITX line, This can be done day of, but if you would rather be certain you can purchase your ticket up to a month in advance here. The ride to Daecheon should only be about and hour and forty five minutes. From there you will get off and take the second exit (it’s labeled as #2) and grab a bus to the beach (15 minutes). Total transit time: 2 hours and 15 minutes. Total cost around 15,000 won.
It’s not as hard as you thought to get there, right? Hotels, however, are a different animal. I’d recommend you book your hotel well in advance to make sure you get what you want. Most of these hotels aren’t online, a few are, but most have phone numbers you can call. The problem being most are only in Korean. So, that doesn’t help. I showed up without reservation, and booked day of for a 2 queen bed room for 150,000 Won. The cost of entry to the festivities is 10,000 won, but you can observe everything they have to offer for free; it’s just the actual mud part you pay for.
Hopefully this has been somewhat helpful to you. the only site I’ve found that has good information is this one. More to come in a few days! Thanks for reading, and help your friends (and me) out and share this article!