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Location of Asan in South Korea.

Asan (아산,牙山) is a city in South Chungcheong Province in South Korea. It serves as the location of the oldest hot springs in Korea, Onyang Hot Springs.

Understand[edit]

  • Tourist Information Center in front of Asan Station, +82 41-540-2517. 9AM-6PM.

Get in[edit]

Map of Asan

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By train[edit]

Asan rail station

You can get to Asan by taking the Janghang-seon Line Railway or Korail from Seoul. Pick up the Janghang-seon Line Railway train, which takes about 1 1/2 hours, at Yongsan Station, towards Onyang Hot Spring. The Korail train can be picked up at Yongsan Station as well, just take the train that will drop you off at Cheonan-Asan station.

If you are willing to spend time, Seoul Subway Line 1 gets you to Asan from Seoul in approximately 2 hours. By express train, the time gets shaved off at least 15-30 minutes, but you may have to transfer to an all-stop train at Cheonan Station.

By bus[edit]

Buses run regularly from Cheonan and Seoul.

By taxi[edit]

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Oeam folk village
  • Hyeonchungsa Shrine (현충사), Baekam-ri 100, Yeomchi-eup, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, +82 41-539-4600. 09:00-18:00 (March–October) / 09:00-17:00 (November–February), entrance closes 1 hour before closing time. Built in 1706, this shrine is dedicated to General Lee Sun-Shin (1545-1598). Objects on display include official Korean national treasures, such as Sun-Shin's diary and long sword. It's also the site of his home, shooting range, and childhood home, which were all relocated to the site upon its building. Closed on Tuesdays. Adults: ₩500, children: ₩300, seniors & disabled: free.
  • Onyang Folk Museum (온양민속박물관), 117, Chungmu-ro, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, +82 41-542-6001. 09:30-17:30; last admission 30 minutes before closing. The largest folklore museum in Korea, the Onyang includes architectural installations of Korean traditional homes and housewares, and experience hands-on activities such as fishing, farming, and witness traditional wedding ceremonies. Adults ₩5,000, youth ₩4,000, children ₩3,000, seniors & disabled ₩1,000, group discounts offered.
  • Oeam-ri Folk Village. A 500-year old site. Numerous films have been shot there.
  • Gingko Tree Road.

Do[edit]

  • Asan Spavis (아산 스파비스), 288-6 Shinsu-ri, Eumbong-myeon, +82 41-539-2000. Varies. A contemporary hot spring that focuses on sports treatment and family experiences. They even offer snow sledding and traditional spa treatments. Spa & sauna range from ₩24,000-29,000 for children and ₩33,000-40,000 for adults, sauna only ranges from ₩6,000-8,000.

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Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

  • Onyang Grand Hotel (온양그랜드호텔), 7, Chungmu-ro20beon-gil, +82 41-543-9711, fax: +82 41-543-9729, . Check-in: 13:00, check-out: 12:00. This hotel features its own hot springs. It also has an event space, an indoor swimming pool, a gym, sauna, and a bowling alley. from ₩176,000.
  • Onyang Hot Spring Hotel (온양관광호텔), 1459, Oncheon-daero, +82 41-545-2141, fax: +82 41-540-1234. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. This hotel features traditional Korean and Western style sleeping options. It features hot springs, a sauna, and a history museum. Other facilities include a gym, a spa, banquet space, restaurants and a beer garden. It's very close to the Onyang Hot Spring Station. from ₩140,000.

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Go next[edit]

Routes through Asan
Seoul ← Yongsan ←  NW KTXGyeongbuLine.png SE  → Shintanjin → DaejeonBusan
SuwonCheonan  NE Seoul Metro route icon line 1.png SW  END


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