Asan (Korean pronunciation: [a.san]) is a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. It borders the Seoul Metropolitan Area to the north. Asan has a population of approximately 300,000. Asan is known for its hot springs and is a city of spas. Asan has grown into the neighboring village, Onyang-dong, which is also known for its hot springs.


1 Transportation 2 Industry and commerce 3 Education 4 Sport 5 Modern history 6 Notable people 7 Twin towns – sister cities 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Transportation[edit] The city of Asan shares a station for the KTX high speed trains with the neighbouring city of Cheonan called Cheonan-Asan Station. It takes about 30 minutes to travel from Asan to Seoul by the KTX train. It can be reached within 2 hours from Incheon International Airport by car. Seoul Metropolitan Subway extended one of its lines to service Asan on December 15, 2008. Two major highways, the Seoul-Busan and West Coast expressways, also pass through Asan city. Industry and commerce[edit] Companies like Hyundai Motor, Samsung LCD, and Samsung Electronic have factories in Asan. A total of 14 industrial complexes are currently occupied by auto parts, electronic parts and other factories. The Port of Pyeongtaek, closest to the east China coast among Korean ports, is nearby. Education[edit] Asan is the home of five universities.

Hoseo University Asan Information and Technology Polytechnic College Seonam University Soonchunhyang University Sun Moon University

Domestic secondary schools:

Onyang High School

International schools:

Onyang Chinese Elementary School (溫陽華僑小學校/온양화교소학교)[1]

Sport[edit] Asan is home of Asan Woori Bank Wibee, a women's basketball team. In 2016, the club was relocated from Chuncheon to Asan.[2] Football club Asan Mugunghwa FC is based in the city since 2017. Modern history[edit]

In 1983, an alteration of townships (ri) and towns (myeon) was made. In 1986, Onyang eup (town) of Asan was separated and the independent city of Onyang was created.[3] In 1995, the City of Onyang and Asan County were combined into the City of Asan.

Notable people[edit] Famous people associated with Asan include the late Yun Po Sun, former President of South Korea. Admiral Yi Sun-sin, who defeated the Japanese navy in the 16th century, lived for some time in Asan.[citation needed] There is a miniature replica of a turtle ship made famous by Admiral Yi on the outskirts of town. Cho Seung-Hui, the perpetrator of the Virginia Tech massacre, was born in Asan. Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia[4] Lansing, United States[5]

See also[edit]

List of cities in South Korea


^ "溫陽華僑小學校." International School Information, Government of South Korea. Retrieved on March 30, 2016. "58 Samdong-ro 28beon-gil, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 336-802, Korea" ^ lee, jinhak (2016-03-30). "wooribank basketball team move homeground to Asan".  ^ Provisional changes including Guri city and 11 cities and counties and permission of modification naming Naju.(1985.12.28.) from Constitution of the Republic of Korea ^ "Sister City Programme". Sustainable Petaling Jaya 2030. Archived from the original on 21 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.  ^ "Lansing, Michigan". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Asan.

City government website MollaKorea: English community events, restaurants, things to do outside of Seoul

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South Chungcheong Province

Hongseong (capital)

Specific city


Dongnam Seobuk


Asan Boryeong Dangjin Gongju Gyeryong Nonsan Seosan


Buyeo Cheongyang Geumsan Hongseong Seocheon Taean Yesan

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Cities in South Korea

Special city


Metropolitan city

Busan Daegu Daejeon Gwangju Incheon Ulsan

Metropolitan autonomous city


Specific city

Ansan Anyang Bucheon Changwon※ Cheonan Cheongju※ Gimhae Goyang Hwaseong Jeonju※ Namyangju Pohang Seongnam Suwon※ Yongin

Municipal city

Andong※ Anseong Asan Boryeong Chuncheon※ Chungju Dangjin Dongducheon Donghae Gangneung Geoje Gimcheon Gimje Gimpo Gongju Gumi Gunpo Guri Gunsan Gwacheon Gwangju Gwangmyeong Gwangyang Gyeongju Gyeongsan Gyeryong Hanam Icheon Iksan Jecheon Jeongeup Jinju Miryang Mokpo Mungyeong Namwon Naju Nonsan Osan Paju Pocheon Pyeongtaek Sacheon Samcheok Sangju Seosan Siheung Sokcho Suncheon Taebaek Tongyeong Uijeongbu Uiwang Wonju Yangju Yangsan Yeoju Yeongcheon Yeongju Yeosu

Administrative city

Jeju※ Seogwipo

Provincial capital

Hongseong Muan

Note: ※ also a provincial capital

Authority control

WorldCat Identities GND: 4239276-7 VIA