Home to art-filled green spaces, traditional markets and museums, Anyang is a satellite city of Seoul. It’s backed by the Samseongsan and Gwanaksan mountains, which provide a habitat for native wildlife, as well as a water source for Anyang’s swimming pools and theme parks.
Things to do in Anyang
Relax in the green oasis of Anyang Art Park, a short stroll from the Anyang Station. It’s centred around a natural swimming pool where you can take a dip and features artificial waterfalls, walking trails and an open-air stage where musical performances often take place.
Step back in time at the Anyang History Museum, which explores the cultural heritage of the Anyang area. Learn about the industries that have made the city what it is today and the ancient Mahjong rock engravings, then admire the collected writings of 16th-century author Toegye Lee Hwang.
A short drive from Anyang takes you to the beautiful Gwanaksan Mountain Ecological Park where you can discover the region’s native flora and fauna. Wander through the Eco Forest and learn about the local aquatic animals at the Eco Pond.
Don’t miss the artificial wave pool at Anyang Water Land, a recreational theme park that draws on the pristine waters of the Gwanaksan Mountain. It boasts huge indoor pools, water slides and kids’ play areas, together with sauna and spa facilities.
Getting around Anyang
Anyang is around 40 minutes’ train ride from the Seoul Station and is well connected by inter-city buses. The subway is the most convenient way of getting around Anyang, together with local buses and taxis.