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Ansan (안산) is a city in Gyeonggi, South Korea, on the coast of the Yellow Sea (locally called West Sea). The Yellow Sea lies to the west of the city, and portions of various islands lie within the city's jurisdiction. The largest and best-known of these is Daebudo. On land, the town of Gunpo is to the east, Anyang to the northeast, Siheung to the north and Hwaseong to the south.


  Sangnok-gu (상록구)
In eastern Ansan. It has a gentle slope and a large population living in high density apartment blocks. Sangnok means 'always (sang) green (nok)'.
  Danwon-gu (단원구)
In western Ansan. The word 'Danwon' orginates from Danwon Hong-do Kim, a famous painter of Korea.


Ansan River (Ansancheon) in Hosu (in English, 'lake') Park

Ansan is a mid-sized city on the outskirts of Seoul. It is well integrated with Seoul's transport system, and generally speaking can be considered as a suburb. The city was planned by Park Jeong-hee in 1970 and is an important industrial center.

Ansan has one of Korea's largest immigrant communities. The percentage of multi-cultural families here is the highest in South Korea, although it is less known than Itaewon among English-speaking foreigners, as most immigrants here are Chinese and other Asian blue collar workers.


Ansan used to be Janghanggu County or Gosaya Holcha County in Goguryeo. It was promoted to Janggu County during the reign of King Gyeongdeok of Silla. In the early Goryeo Dynasty, it was renamed Ansan-gun, and in the 9th year of King Hyunjong (1018), it became a vassal county of Suwon (Suwon: Suwon) and became Ansan County.


Ansan's climate is very similar to that of nearby Seoul and Suwon.The following table is Suwon's climate. Compared to Incheon or Seoul, Suwon is relatively hotter and colder. It features continental climate. Ansan is close to the West Sea so there are a lot of winds from the sea.

According to the Korea Meteorological Administration's forecast, it is not always well buried in Incheon and Suwon, but it is much similar to Incheon's climate than inland Suwon and mainly belongs to the temperate rain. It is about 2 degrees cooler in summer and 2 degrees warmer in winter than Seoul or Suwon like the beach. Except for Daebudo Island, it is an area that has no characteristics of coastal cities, but it is quite pleasant because it has a combination of marine climate characteristics. Annual precipitation is about 1,300mm, which is as high as a general west coast area. The drainage facilities are well equipped, so there is no flood damage. However, due to the nature of the oceanic climate, it is very humid in summer. In summer, there are many days when humidity is more than 90% even on days when it does not rain, and 100% is also recorded during the night time.

Climate chart (explanation)
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation+Snow totals in mm
Korea Meteorological Administration
Imperial conversion
Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation+Snow totals in inches


  • Sangnoksu Station is a subway railway station on Seoul Subway Line 4. Sangoksu means "Evergreen Tree". The station is named after the book Sangnoksu (1935) by Sim Hun. The setting of the novel Sangnoksu is stream in Sangnok-gu.

Get in[edit]

Cities nearby include Gunpo and Uiwang to the east, Hwaseong to the south, and Siheung to the north and west. Approximate travel times from other locations are as follows:

By subway[edit]

Ansan is located on Subway Line 4 and the Suin–Bundang Line Travel times to the center of Ansan (Jungang station):

  • From Seoul Station (Seoul): 1 hr 10 min
  • From Geumjeong Station (Gunpo): 20 min
  • From Oido Station (Siheung) : 20 min

Ansan is served by eight subway stations (all on Line 4. five stations are shared with the Suin-Bundang Line), listed from the closest to Seoul: Banwol, Sangnoksu, Hanyang University at Ansan, Jungang, Gojan, Choji, Ansan, Neunggil.

Ansan is scheduled to open the Shin Ansan Line connecting Ansan and Yeouido on December 31, 2024, which is expected to provide convenient access to transportation and increase inflows to the Yeouido and Mapo areas of Seoul.

  • 1 Banwol (반월). Banwol is the first subway station of Ansan city, from the direction of Seoul. Banwol Station (Q490591) on Wikidata Banwol station on Wikipedia
  • 2 Sangnoksu (상록수). The distance between Sangnok and Banwol stations is the longest among the inter-station streets on Line No. 4 and has three tunnels. Sangnoksu Station (Q490580) on Wikidata Sangnoksu station on Wikipedia
  • 3 Hanyang Univ. at Ansan (한대앞). Hanyang University at Ansan Station (Q490356) on Wikidata Hanyang University at Ansan station on Wikipedia
  • 4 Jungang (중앙). It is a railway station on Seoul Subway Line 4. It is a busy station and Sinansan Line will connect Jungang Station to Yeouido Station in 2023. Jungang Station (Q497905) on Wikidata Jungang station (Ansan) on Wikipedia
  • 5 Gojan (고잔). There is a Koryeo university Ansan Hospital nearby, and Ansan City Hall is 1.2 km away. Gojan Station (Q490271) on Wikidata Gojan station on Wikipedia
  • 6 Choji (초지). Near the station, Shin Ansan University is located. Choji Station (Q490597) on Wikidata Choji Station on Wikipedia
  • 7 Ansan (안산). Although the station's name is Ansan Station, it is easy to mistake it as the center of Ansan City, in fact, the area around Jungang Station is a relatively central commercial area of Ansan City. Rather, Ansan Station is in the western part of Ansan City, and City Hall is closer to Gojan Station.
  • 8 Singil Oncheon (신길온천). The name means Singil hot spring or Singil spa, but there isn't any hot spring in this station. There was a plan to develop a hot spring when a committee considered the name, but since then, they received an order to stop the spa business and foster housing complex from an auditor. Neunggil Station (Q490346) on Wikidata Singiloncheon station on Wikipedia

The Suin-Bundang Line runs from Cheongnyangni to Incheon. It opened in 17 Sep 2020. Besides sharing with Line 4, as mentioned above, it has one station in Ansan:

  • 9 Sari (사리). Sari Station (Q1595486) on Wikidata Sari station on Wikipedia

If coming from Bucheon, then the Seohae (West Coast) Line would be the route. It calls at the following stations in Ansan:

  • 10 Dalmi (달리). Dalmi Station (Q51275465) on Wikidata Dalmi station on Wikipedia
  • 11 Seonbu (선부). Seonbu Station (Q53566435) on Wikidata Seonbu station on Wikipedia
  • Choji (초지). Transfer with Line 4 and the Suin-Bundang Line.
  • 12 Siu (시우). Siu Station (Q51275679) on Wikidata Siu station on Wikipedia
  • 13 Wonsi (원시). Wonsi Station (Q53566337) on Wikidata Wonsi station on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

Ansan bus terminal
  • The Ansan Bus Terminal (KO:안산종합버스터미널) near Ansan Station provides daily bus service to Incheon International Airport and most cities in South Korea. Buses travel via Gimpo International Airport and Incheon International Airport. Express buses to Iksan, Dongdaegu, and Gwangju are also available. Near Sangnoksu Station are buses going to Suwon Station and Gangnam Station. Ansan has 53 bus lines with 537 buses operating in and out of the city limits, connecting the city with Seoul and other outlying Gyeonggi cities. The Ansan transfer center also has express city buses, city buses and intercity buses to link to Banwal industrial estate, Sihaw lake and nearby cities.
  • To Ansan Bus Terminal from Incheon Bus terminal: 30 min
  • From Gimpo Airport: 90 min
  • From Incheon Airport: 2 hr (express bus approx. 55–70 min)
  • From Suwon: 30 min (take blue bus 707, 909 or red bus 110 at Suwon station)
  • From Jamsil, Seoul: 60 min
  • From Gangnam, Seoul : 55 min (take Red bus 3100, 3101 and 3102 or express bus 700. You can take the bus No.3102 at the Gangnam-station, metro line No.2, exit No.5 or 6.)

Get around[edit]

By bicycle[edit]

Pedalro station
Pedalro Kiosk

Hiring a bicycle is a good way to get around this city. You can use public bicycles, named 'Pedalro' in Ansan city. There are many bicycle stops and good quality of bicycles around this city. Ansan has comparatively good bike path so you can ride safely. You can apply for a membership or just register a non-membership. (1-day pass) for using this bicycles. The fee is ₩1,000 for a day (for more information for using Pedalro, visit the website - 안산시 공공자전거[dead link]). You can ride 24 hours but you have to park the bicycle you are riding at any bicycle stops every 2 hours and borrow it again. There is also Smart Phone application for this (for iOS)(for Android), you can find easily where is the nearest bicycle stop from you or how many bicycles are left in the stops. Pedalro runs until 31 Dec 2021.[dead link]

In addition to Pedalo, you can use other bicycle sharing services such as 'Everybike (에브리 바이크)' and 'KakaoBike (카카오 바이크)'

By City Tour Bus[edit]

a bus stop in Ansan

CIty Tour Bus operates 10:00 to 17:00 every Wednesday and Saturday in April to December but it is flexible according to climate. You must have a reservation through telephone or the website. The telephone number is 031-407-0101 and 031-413-1212. The bus boarding place is located at Exit 2 of Jungang Station on subway line No.4. In regular tour, there are five courses. First course is a tour about Ansan culture and arts. Second course is a tour about multicultural street and traditional market. Third course is about Daebu Haesolgil which means pathway along the Daebu Island. Fourth course is about 'Daebu Bada Hyanggi Theme Park'. Fifth course is about experience art in Daebu. Furthermore, You can make a course freely but it has to participate over thirty people. In experience tour, there are several courses like mud flat experience, salt pond experience and so on.

By taxi[edit]

Taxi Stand in Ansan

Regular taxi[edit]

You can take a taxi at taxi stand. Basic fare of regular taxi is around ₩4,800. The taxi stand is near the bus station.

As of July 2023, the basic fare for regular taxis is ₩4,800 (₩5,800 at night), with a surcharge of ₩100 applied according to time and distance. (The basic fare is up to 1.6 km (1 mi), plus ₩100 per 135 m.)

Call taxi[edit]

When you move to another place where is hard to access, you can call a taxi. Basic fare of call taxi is around ₩3,800. You can call kakao taxi or T-map taxi. Kakao taxi is easier to call than T-map taxi.


Historical monuments and structures[edit]

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art
Ansan Arts Center
Hwarang Recreation Area
  • 1 Ansan Arts Center, 817 Gojan-dong Danwon-gu, +82 31-481-4000. There are music concerts, art exhibitions, contemporary dances, etc.
  • 2 Ansan Botanical Garden (안산 식물원), 113, Seongho-ro, Sangnok-gu (take the bus from 'in front of botanical garden' bus stop or 'in front of underpass' bus stop. From Hanyang University Station, you can ride bus 11, 23, 33, 66, 125, 511. From Sangnoksu Station, you can ride bus 11, 23, 33, 66, 71, 71-1, 99-1, 301. From Suwon Station, you can ride bus 11), +82 31-481-3168. Summer season: 10:00-18:00; winter season: 10:00-17:00. There are three parts: tropical exhibition, middle part exhibition, and southern part exhibition. Tropical exhibition is a pyramidal glass green house, so it is available to see in all four seasons. You can see various kind of palm tree and cactus. Middle part exhibition is also glass greenhouse. There are lots of wild flowers and plants which grow naturally in central district in South Korea. But it is not available in winter season. Southern part exhibition is glass greenhouse and it is also not available in winter season. You can see lotus, water lily and scented trees in this exhibition. Free.
  • 3 Ansan Cultural Center (안산문화원), 144, Seokho-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-415-0041, . Closed every weekend, holidays. At first floor, exhibitions are divided into four zones-A zone, B zone, C zone and D zone. In the A zone, it exhibits relics from ancient times. You can learn about Ansan's history. In the B zone, you can learn about values of mud flat. Mud flat has been providing living foundation for Ansan resident. In the C zone, You can learn about Ansan's industry. Ansan's major industry is not only agriculture but also fishing and salt farms. So you can see farming implements and so on. In the D zone, you can see traditional remains which are used in daily life. It is divided into three section - food, clothing and shelter. In addition, you can see model and video clip about Dunbaemi play. It is a traditional play in Ansan.
  • 4 Ansan Light House (누에섬 등대전망대), Mt. #170 (Silkworm Island), Seongam-dong, Danwon-gu. It is called silkworm island because it shapes like silkworm. Road to light house is appeared at the time of low tide, but it is disappeared at high tide times. So tourists have to check the tide time. It has observatory and exhibition room for tourists.
  • 5 Ansan Lake Park (안산호수공원), 1513 Gojan-dong, Danwon-gu, +82 31-481-2467. It has a various facilities such as nature learning center, soccer field, basketball court, volleyball court, inline skating link and so on. Especially, reed marsh and waterside square is good for walking. At the central of square, you can see outdoor performances. Also, Ansan lake park has theme spaces such as wild flower garden, lilac hill and so on.
  • 6 Ansan Hwajeong English Village (안산 화정 영어마을), 97, Kkodumul-gil, Danwon-gu, +82 31-484-6100. It is also known as Gyeonggi English Village Ansan Camp.
  • 7 Ansan Olympic Museum, 604 Gojan-dong Danwon-gu, +82 31 481 4900. There is a fitness center. Many local people work out in the gym.
  • 8 Ansan Slide Park (안산 눈썰매장), San 100-2, Wongok-dong, Danwon-gu, +82 31-481-3266. In summer season, water sled slope is open. Besides, there are some water pools to have fun and have an air slide. In winter season, snow sled slope is open. It has a main slope, slope for children and a hand sled area. The hand sled area is for children. The sled is drawn by their parents whereas other sled slide from high. Moving walkway is available just in winter season.
  • 9 Byeolmangseong Fortress, Choji-dong, Danwon-gu. A ruined stone castle of the Joseon dynasty.
  • 10 Choi Yongshin Memorial Hall, 879-4 Bono-dong, Sangnok-gu (Bus : 22, 23, 55, 99, 3100, 110, 909, 125, 700, 737, 8147, 8415, 8459, 8467/ Subway : Line 4 Sangnoksu Station).
  • Daebu Island
    11 Daebu Island (대부도), 1-1, Daebudong-dong, Danwon-gu, +82 1899-1720. Daebudo is also known as 'the Hawaii of Ansan.' Daebudo is connected to the Sihwa seawalls, so it has become a land of Ansan. However, it still has the romance and lyricism of an island in various places. Daebudo (Q509539) on Wikidata Daebudo on Wikipedia
  • Tando Port
    12 Tando Port (탄도항), 717-5 Seongam-dong, Danwon-gu. Tando Port is located in Tando island, which is crossed on the path to Daebudo. Tando Port is also known as picturesque sunset spot. Daebudo (Q509539) on Wikidata Daebudo on Wikipedia
  • 13 Fishing Village Folk Museum (안산어촌민속박물관), 7, Daebuhwanggeum-ro, Danwon-gu, +82 32-886-0126. 09:00~18:00, closed on Mondays (closed on New Year’s Day, Chuseok). Adults (20-64) ₩2,000; teens, military (age 14-19, middle, high school students) ₩1,500, children (age 7-13, elementary school students) ₩1,000.
  • 14 Gosong Pavilion (고송정지), San 58, Hwajeong-dong, Danwon-gu. It is a pavilion of Joseon Dynasty. It is Gyeonggi-do Monument number 101.
  • 15 Glass Island, 3-13 Daebunam-dong, Danwon-gu. This island is famous for the Daebudo Glass Island Museum, which includes a glass art gallery, showcase and outdoor sculpture park. ₩10,000 for adults and ₩9,000 for children.
  • 16 Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, 268 to Ansan Danwon garden (chojidong) (bus: 6, 101, 11, 22, 23, 30, 30-2, 30-7, 52, 66, 99, 123, 5601 (Yeouido, Seoul), 350 ([Anyang]), 909, 707 (Suwon station)), +82 31-481-7000. Jan-Jun Sep-Dec: Tu-Su 10:00-18:00, Jul-Aug: Tu-Su 10:00-19:00. Adult ₩4,000; elementary school child, teenager, soldier ₩2,000; preschool child ₩1,000; child (under age four) free.
  • 17 Hwarang Recreation Area (화랑유원지), 667 Choji-dong, Danwon-gu. This is an amusement park that covers an area of 63 hectares. It has spaces for cultural relaxation, Hwarang Lake and trails, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, etc.
  • 18 Hong Jeonghui Gate of Filial Duty (홍정희 효자문), 748 Daebunam-dong, Danwon-gu. It is a memorial gate for the filial piety of Hong Jeong-hui.
  • 19 Jaetmeori Local God Shrine (잿머리 성황당), San 76, Seonggok-dong, Danwon-gu. It is a shrine to the village deity that was built in Koryo Dynasty during the reign of King Seongjong (1469-1494) to offer sacrifice to heaven.
  • 20 Korean Juniper Tree in Palgok-ri (팔곡리 향나무), 59-3 Palgok 1-dong, Sangnok-gu. It was designated as monuments 32 in Gyeonggi-do
  • 21 Ojeonggak Pavilion (오정각), 29 Hwajeong dong, Danwon-gu, +82 31-481-2798. It is a pavilion that was built in 1870 by King Gojong, the last king of the Joseon Dynasty.
  • 22 Pung Island, Pungdo-dong, Danwon-gu, +82 31-481-2000. It takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Incheon to Pung Island by passenger ship.
  • 23 Seongho Memorial Hall, 131, Seongho-ro, Sangnok-gu (Intra-city bus : 11, 11-2, 76, 71, 99-1, 125/ Express city bus : 301/ Subway : Line number 4), +82 31-481-2574. 09:00-18:00. Adult ₩500, teenager or soldier ₩300, child ₩200.
  • 24 Sasechungyeolmun (사세충렬문), 151 Wa-dong, Danwon-gu. It is Gyeonggi-do Cultural Property number 8. Sasechungyeolmun (Q16256551) on Wikidata Sasechungyeolmun on Wikipedia
  • 25 Seongpo Arts Park, 582 Seongpo-dong, Sangrok-gu. Seongpo Arts Park adjoins a residential area, so it is a good resting place for locals.
  • 26 Ansan Reed Marsh Park (시화호). There is a park with a reedy marsh. There are countless species of plants and animals living near this wetland. Ansan Reed Marsh Park (Q19940341) on Wikidata
  • 27 Starlight village, 1723, Suin-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-484-5050. Dec-Mar: Su 11:00-23:00, M Sa 11:00-23:30; Apr-Nov: 12:00-00:00. Adult, over middle school student ₩5,000; elementary school student, Bugok-dung residents, over the age of 65, men of national merit ₩3,000.
  • 28 Tomb of Yi Ik (이익선생묘). The tomb of Silhak scholar Yi Ik of the late of Chosun Dynasty.


A view of Seoul from Ansan


There are several regular festivals in Ansan.

Movie theaters[edit]

There are several movie theaters in Ansan. Big multiplex movie theater chains, such as CGV, Lotte Cinema and Megabox, are represented in Ansan and show movies of various genres.

  • 5 CGV Ansan, 6th floor, NC Department A, 194, Gwangdeok-daero, Danwon-gu, +82 1544-1122. 8 screens and 1567 of seating capacity
  • 6 Lotte Cinema Ansan, 4th floor, Lotte Mart Ansan, 427, Chungjang-ro, Sangrok-gu, +82 1544-8855. 8 screens and 1607 of seating capacity
  • 7 Lotte Cinema Central Rock (Ansan), 7th to 10th floor, Joy Building, 108, Gojan-ro, Danwon-gu, +82 1544-8855. 9 screens and 1429 of seating capacity
  • 8 Lotte Cinema Ansan Gojan, 7th floor, Millennium Building, 141, Gwangdeok-daero, Danwon-gu, +82 1544-8855. 7 screens and 1788 of seating capacity
  • 9 Mega Box Ansan Jungang, 9th floor, 41, Gojan 2-gil, Danwon-gu.
Inside Sangroksu Volleyball Stadium


  • OK Financial Group Okman, 422, Yongsin-ro, Sangrok-gu (near Sangroksu subway station line 4). A professional volleyball team that plays in the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO). Their home arena is Sangnoksu Gymnasium. They were known as OK Savings Bank Rush & Cash until 2020. You can buy tickets by online (the website is in Korean only) or ticket box on site. Ansan OK Financial Group Okman (Q12594025) on Wikidata Ansan OK Financial Group Okman on Wikipedia


Ansan Wa Stadium
The main gate of Hanyang University ERICA campus
  • Flying. Due to Ansan's location along the sea and the surrounding islands, there are a number of companies that offer test flights in light and ultra-light airplanes for an hour or so, including views of most of the nearby islands. These usually cost somewhere around ₩80,000 depending on the duration of the flight.
  • Biking. Bike paths exist throughout Ansan, making it more bicycle friendly than the average city. Bicycles can be hired from Gojan and Jungang stations. Bicycle stations are gradually increasing. There is a dedicated cycle road with picnic benches beyond the Lake Park that run alongside the river and terminates at Ansan Waterfowl park. Ansan's public bike service is called 'Pedalro'.
  • Parks. Ansan has several large parks. 'Hosu' (Lake Park) is within walking distance from Jungang station (15 minutes) and has several festivals during the middle of the year. Another park is situated beyond Ansan Wa Stadium, approximately 20 minutes walking distance from Gojan station and features Ansan Art Museum and a lake with a walking path that is lit by night.
  • 10 Ansan Wa~ Stadium (안산 와~ 스타디움), 260 Hwarang-ro, Danwon-gu (across the street from Gojan station), +82 31-481-1700. A 36,000-seat-capacity stadium that sometimes hosts concerts. Ansan Wa Stadium (Q4770503) on Wikidata Ansan Wa~ Stadium on Wikipedia
  • 11 Ansan city Hall, 515 Gojan-dong Danwon-gu, +82 1666-1234.
  • Visit the "Chinatown" around the Ansan Station, an area with lots of Chinese, Indian and Central Asian restaurants. As it serves the local immigrant community, it has a more authentic feel to it than anything you can find in Seoul.


Hanyang University ERICA Campus entrance

There are several universities in Ansan, including Hanyang University.

  • 1 Hanyang University, ERICA Campus at Ansan (한양대학교 에리카캠퍼스), 55, Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-400-5114. Hanyang University ERICA Campus is famous for filming site. The movies Secretly, Greatly (2013), and Twenty (2014) were filmed. Also the dramas To The Beautiful You (2012), Master Of Study (2010), Hotel Del Luna (2019), daily sitcom More Charming The Day (2010) were filmed here. Especially, Lion's Lake Park is the most famous spot in the ERICA Campus. Hanyang University has had a ongoing program that International Summer School. Hanyang International Summer School is a 4-week program where students get the opportunity to study abroad and experience Korean culture in a unique way. Hanyang University ERICA Campus (Q25842401) on Wikidata
  • 2 Seoul Institute of the Arts (서울예술대학교), 171, Yesuldaehak-ro, Danwon-gu, +82 31-412-7100. Many entertainers in Korea graduated from Seoul Institute of the Arts. It is a prestigious university among art colleges in Korea. Seoul Institute of the Arts (Q482649) on Wikidata Seoul Institute of the Arts on Wikipedia
  • 3 Ansan University (안산대학교), Ansandaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-400-6900. Ansan University (Q4770505) on Wikidata Ansan University on Wikipedia
  • 4 Shin Ansan University (신안산대학교), 135, Sinansandaehak-ro, Danwon-gu, +82 31-490-6000. Shin Ansan University (Q7497159) on Wikidata Shin Ansan University on Wikipedia


There are many foreign markets in Ansan providing cheap fruit and vegetables, along with various foreign food and merchandise. Lotte Mart is one of Korea's major superstore chains has three branches in Ansan, one of which is located near the bus terminal.


There are many foreign restaurants in Ansan including Indian, Indonesian, Pakistani and others mostly being situated near Ansan station.

  • Multicultural Street in Wongok-dong (원곡동 다문화거리), 16, Damunhwa-gil, Danwon-gu.


  • 1 PlanB (플랜비), 1149-11 Sa-dong, Sangrok-gu. This restaurant is in front of Hanyang University. It is famous for Mexican food, especially burritos.
  • 2 DosMas (도스마스), 3-1, Haksa 2-gil, Sangrok-gu, +82 1899-2948, fax: +82 31-409-8484, . This restaurant is in front of Hanyang University. It is famous for Mexican food, especially burritos. You can add delicious ingredients at cheap prices.
  • 3 Lotteria (롯데리아 안산중앙역), 915, Jungang-daero, Danwon-gu, +82 31-402-8765. 24 hr. Korean fast food restaurant at the station. Lotteria is like a Korean McDonald's or Burger King. Korean Bulgogi Burger ₩5,500, Lotteria Burger ₩2,300.


  • 비스트로 따봄 해물 로제 파스타
    Seafood rose pasta from BISTRO TA BOM in front of the Hanyang University in Ansan.
    4 Eoullim dolsot (stone pot) rice (어울림 돌솥밥), 92-11 il-dong, Sangrok-gu, +82 31-407-5880. This is a Korean table d'hote restaurant with hot pot rice. Eoullim dolsot (stone pot) rice ₩8,000 , bulgogi ₩10,000.
  • 5 Ansan bulgogi house (안산 불고기집), 654-11 I-dong, Sangrok-gu, +82 31-407-1717. This is a Korean-style barbecued beef restaurant. It also serves a lot of delicious chicken. Bulgogi ₩9,900, makguksu (buckwheat noodles) ₩4,900, kimchi pancake ₩4,900.
  • 6 Kantipur (칸티푸르 레스토랑). It's an Indian cuisine restaurant. This restaurant is found across the street from Ansan Station, in Asia Town. Once across the street, walk 3 blocks further, directly away from the station, and look to your right. It is on the second floor, above a shoe shop and cell phone store. A variety of Indian and Nepalese dishes are served. The curries start at ₩7,000 and 4 samosas make up an order.
  • 7 Shinsun Seolleongtang (신선 설렁탕), 12, Danggok-ro, Danwon-gu, +82 31-482-3952. 24 hours. Seolleongtang is Korea traditional soup which is boiled from ox’s bones. Shinsun Seolleongtang ₩7,000.
  • 8 Ponahyang, Sa3-dong, Sangrok-gu, +82 31-407-5021. This restaurant is found across the street from Hanyang University. This is a Vietnamese restaurant. The popular Vietnamse dish, pho, is very delicious.
  • 9 Yellow Chicken (노랑치킨), 76 Gojan 1 gil, Danwon-gu. This restaurant sells roasted chicken and beer. It tastes pretty good.
  • 10 Earthen wall cheonggukjang boiled barley (토담 청국장보리밥), 14 Songho 1gil, Sangrok-gu, +82 31-408-2007. This restaurant sells traditional Korean food like cheonggukjang (fast-fermented bean paste) boiled barley, and bulgogi (barbecued beef). ₩10,000.
  • 11 ALCHON (알촌), 2, Haksa 2-gil, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-415-3001. Su-F 09:00 - 21:00, closed Saturday. One of the busiest restaurants infront of the Hanyang University. If you order, the food you ordered comes out very quickly, so you can enjoy your meal even if you don't have enough time to eat something. The dish of Alchon is relatively cheaper than other restaurants nearby the Hanyang University. ₩3,000-4,500.
  • 12 Pizzeria (피자리아), Sangnok-gu, Hanyang University 2-gil, 35. 11:00-23:00. Delicious pizza at reasonable prices, Russian menus and guides are also available. ₩12,000.
  • 13 Jelly Factory (젤리팩토리), 15, Haksa 2-gil, Sangrok-gu, +82 31-8758-8262. 5PM~. You can enjoy JokBal (Korean dish of pig's trotters cooked with soy sauce). There are several JokBal like Jokbal, Jelly Jokbal (which is softer than original Jokbal), Spiced Jokbal.
  • 14 Best Home Kalguksu (최고집칼국수), Sangnok-gu Sadong 1576, +82 31-415-1179. Delicious clam noodles soup. ₩8000-10000.
  • 15 Byeongcheon Soondae (현가네 병천순대), Sangnok-gu Sadong 1561-2. Hot soondae soup with rice. ₩7000-11000.
  • 16 Bistro Ta Bom (비스트로 따봄), +82-31-501-2275. Daily 11:00- 22:00.
  • 페퍼로니버튼. Daily 11:00- 22:00 (15:00-16:30 break time).
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  • 17 Dokebiking (도깨비왕감자탕), 28, Yangjipyeon-ro, Sangnok-gu (next to I-dong park), +82 0507-1411-0487. 24 hours. This is the only pork back bone stew restaurant in front of Hanyang University at Ansan. It does not close except for holidays. It is always crowded with many people visiting even at late hours. It's best to call ahead and ask for a table, as there may not be any available in the evening. start at ₩9000.


  • 18 Gwangyang charcoal fire grill (광양참숯불구이), 101, Gwangdeokdong-ro, Danwon-gu, +82 31-419-9233. 10:00~22:00. Charcoal grilled beef sirloin ₩33,000.
  • 19 Danwon Korean Table d'hote (단원 한정식 (Danwon Han-jeongsik)), 251, Gwangdeok-daero, Danwon-gu. 11:30 ~ 22:00. You can enjoy Aruncus dioicus from Ulleungdo Island, bamboo shoot from Damyang, soybean paste from Sunchang and so on. ₩22,000-130,000.


  • Other. The Jungang Station area features many traditional Korean restaurants as well as many familiar chains such as Mr Pizza, Viking, VIPS, Kraze Burger, Papa Johns, Krispe Kreme, Baskin Robbins, Coldstone etc.
  • 20 Samarkand Restaurant (후르셰다 사마르칸트), 3, Damunhwa 2-gil, Danwon-gu, +82 0504-1848-0872. 10:00 ~ 22:00 (Holiday at Monday). Uzbek restaurant.
  • 21 Imperia Chaihona Lounge (임페리아), 12 Damunhwa 2 gil, Danwon-gu (by 22 bus or by train to Ansan station), +82 70-4784-4037 (VoIP), . 10:00-23:00/01:00. Russian & Uzbekistan cuisine restaurant/cafe. From ₩10,000-15,000.


  • Ansan's main downtown area is opposite Jungang Station and features dozens of bars and coffee shops.


  • 1 To Presso (토프레스), 2-1, Haksa 2-gil, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-407-3406. Weekday 10:00-02:00, weekend 10:00-01:00. To presso is a dessert cafe near by the Hanyang University. To presso sells a variety of drinks and ice flakes with syrup.
  • 2 Fashion Design Cafe (패디카), Seongan 1-gil, Sangnok-gu, +82 031-402-5798. 10:00-23:00. Delicious coffee and comfortable sofa. It consists of 1st floor, 2nd floor, and rooftop. ₩4000-6000.
  • 3 Yogapresso Ansan Hanyang University Branch (요거프레소 안산한양대점), 45 Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 031- 437- 6800. 09:00-23:00. Coffee, latte, smoothie ₩3000-5000.
  • 4 Starbucks Hanyang Univ. at Asan Branch (스타벅스 안산한양대점), 1569-1 Sa-dong, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-409-2614. M-Sa 07:00-22:00, Su 08:00-22:00. ₩4500-7000.
  • Momo Coffee (모모커피). 10:00-22:00. You can enjoy coffee and other drink as ice-tea, be able to drink at a relatively low price
  • 5 Caesar Coffee (시저커피), 1154-5 Sa 3(sam)-dong, Sangnok-gu. M-F 11:00-23:00, Sa Su 12:]0-00:00. Many students visit to work on assignments and study. A menu called "Ice Age" is the Caesar coffee's signature menu. ₩4,000-7,000.
  • 6 PROSCONS (프로스콘스), 12 Haksa 2-gil, Sa-dong, Sangnok-gu. 12:00-23:00. There is a large space in the basement of the cafe where students come to study or work on team projects (assignments). ₩4,000-5,500.
  • 7 Cafe Maru (카페마루), Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sa 3(sam)-dong, Sangnok-gu. 11:00-22:00. ₩3,000-5,000.
  • 8 Baek Geumdang (백금당), 15, Songho 3-gil, Sangnok-gu, +82 0507-1315-3062. 12:00 ~ 22:00. -Cafe with delicious soufflé pancakes -Free parking, kids welcome, all menu items made in store -For more information, please call the store.
  • 9 Village Shop Life (마을상점생활관), 35, Idonggongwon-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 0507-1346-7733. 13:00 ~ 19:00. Sell books, flowers, and coffee. They also sell used goods on consignment. In addition, they plan and run programs for the local community.
  • 10 AP coffee&bakery, 60, Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu (second floor, In front of the front gate of Hanyang University). 11:00-23:00. This is a bakery cafe that sells bagels. There are many desks that are easy to study. It is also a space where cultural activities such as books, LPs, music, and lectures are conducted.


  • Imported beers from South East Asia can be found at some markets and restaurants near Ansan Station.
  • 11 Pommefrites (폼프리츠), 45-1, Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-407-7376. 16:30-03:00. Pommefrites is a franchised beerhouse. Draft beer and potato chips from this store are so cool. You can dip the chip in a special sauce.
  • 12 The sul (더 술), B1, 1167-1 Sa-dong, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-437-8777. 14:00-02:00. The sul is the most used bar by Hanyang University at Erica. All menus are delicious so there is no representative menu.
  • 13 Geuraje (그라제), 51, Jungbo-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 0507-1356-3334. 17:30 - 02:00. Geuraje is a bar that serves cocktails and Korean food as snacks. However, its pprices are slightly higher than other bars in the neighborhood.
  • 14 yeokjeonfnc Hanyang Univ. at Ansan Branch (역전할머니맥주 한대역점), 108, 379, Gwangdeok 1-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 0507-1302-7709. 17:30 - 04:00. yeokjeonfnc is a popular franchise bar brand in South Korea. The brand is know for selling very cold beer. This branch also has a very good Grilled Dried Pollack snack.


There are a bunch of cheap love motels in Ansan. To find these cross the street from the station, go 5 or 6 blocks and veer to your left a street or two. They range from between ₩50,000 to ₩80,000, and most will have large TV's with cable, Internet and PC, and some nicer ones even have baths.

Hotels, in the standard sense, are rare in Ansan and are mostly 'business' hotels serving foreign visitors who visit Ansan's large industrial complex. Hotel 'Hi-Vice' is a basic business hotel and may serve for foreign visitors, with room rates between ₩40-120,000 it is opposite Jungang Station and also features a wedding hall. There is also an international hotel located close to Sangoksu Station. However, as mentioned above, many motels are on par with 3-4 star hotels and are typically rather cheap.

Guest house is in Hanyang University. However, you need a permission from Hanyang University. Fee of standard room is ₩129,000, twin room, deluxe double and deluxe twin for ₩176,000 and Royal sweet for ₩400,000. They furnished super high speed of Internet, central heating system, individual air condition, available international phone call at anytime and satellite broadcasting that provide variety of internal and external channels.

Guest house in Hanyang University
  • 1 C&B Hotel, 20, Sangnoksu-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-406-1212, fax: +82 31-415-1483. Standard room for ₩100,000 in weekday and ₩120,000 in weekend. Suite room for ₩120,000 in weekday and ₩140,000 in weekend..
  • 2 Hivice Hotel, 885, Jungang-daero, Danwon-gu, +82 1-410-6350. The hotel has 60 rooms. Additional facilities: banquet hall, buffet, coffee shop The cost varies according to each room.
  • 3 Luxury Sightseeing Hotel, 945, Jungang-daero, Danwon-gu, +82 31-475-1648. The hotel has 108 rooms. Additional facilities: restaurant, nightclub The cost varies according to each room..
  • 4 Hotel Wall (선부동 월 호텔), 85, Seonbugwangjang-ro, Danwon-gu, +82 0507-1419-6969.


See Seoul#Connect.

Stay safe[edit]

Ansan has higher than average crime levels for South Korea, although it is still very safe by global standards.

Stay healthy[edit]


  • 5 Korea University Ansan Hospital (고려대학교 안산병원), 123, Jeokgeum-ro, Danwon-gu, +82 31-412-5114. This hospital has internal medicine department, surgery department, department of neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, neuropsychiatry, plastic surgery, anesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology.
  • 6 Kidung Hospital (기둥병원), 34, Sangnoksu-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-418-8275, fax: +82 31-418-8276. M-F 09:00-19:00, Sa 09:00-13:00, lunchtime 12:30-13:30, Sunday is a non-consultation day. It is specialized in neuro-orthopedic, orthopaedics, internal medicine and so on.
  • 7 Hansarang Hospital (한사랑병원), 345, Gwangdeok 1-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 31-501-7777. It is specialized in department of surgery. And It has department of internal medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesiology, health examination center.
  • 8 Ansan Maroo Hospital (안산마루병원), 7th 385, Gwangdeok 1-ro, Sangnok-gu, +82 0507-1430-4100. The department specializes in rehabilitation and employs two physical therapists, one male and one female. Elderly people commonly go to the hospital for treatment.

Go next[edit]

  • Daebudo - an island administratively part of Ansan and famous for its mud flats.
  • Suwon - with the world heritage listed Hwaseong Fortress.
  • Songdo - also called "Songdo International Business District", with lots of skyscrapers.
  • Incheon - South Korea's third largest city, best known for its airport but also featuring many cultural attractions.
  • Seoul - the lively national capital with modern and ancient attractions to keep you busy for weeks.
Routes through Ansan
Gwacheon ← Anyang ← Gunpo ←  NE  W  → Siheung → Incheon

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