Asan (Korean pronunciation: [a.san]) is a city in South
Chungcheong Province, South Korea. It borders the
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.
2 Industry and commerce
5 Modern history
6 Notable people
7 Twin towns – sister cities
8 See also
10 External links
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
Seoul by the
It can be reached within 2 hours from
Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport by
Seoul Metropolitan Subway extended one of its lines to service
Asan on December 15, 2008. Two major highways, the Seoul-
West Coast expressways, also pass through
Industry and commerce
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.
Asan is the home of five universities.
Asan Information and Technology Polytechnic College
Sun Moon University
Domestic secondary schools:
Onyang High School
Onyang Chinese Elementary School
Asan is home of
Asan Woori Bank Wibee, a women's basketball team. In
2016, the club was relocated from
Chuncheon to Asan. Football club
Asan Mugunghwa FC
Asan Mugunghwa FC is based in the city since 2017.
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.
In 1995, the City of Onyang and
Asan County were combined into the
City of Asan.
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. 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
Twin towns – sister cities
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Lansing, United States
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
^ 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
^ "Lansing, Michigan". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 26 April
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Asan.
City government website
MollaKorea: English community events, restaurants, things to do
outside of Seoul
South Chungcheong Province
Cities in South Korea
Metropolitan autonomous city
Note: A also a provincial capital; B also designated as a
special-status city; C a county, not a city; D also designated as an
administrative city; and E does not have gus