Angseong Spa (Angseong-oncheon, 앙성온천) in Angseong-myeon, Chungju-shi, Chungcheongbuk-do, is not where the upper crust hang out. It's more of a working-class place. The men hang out in the restaurants drinking soju and their wives in the baths with their hell-raising kids. There's not a lot to do in the town, but there's enough to get one through the weekend. Here's the scoop:
Starting from the east side, there's the World Tourist Hotel. Their rooms go for 25-30,000 won a night and include free use of the baths in the basement. Baths are 5000 won for others. There's a hot bath, a warm bath and a cold bath. Also there's a little round room inside each bath area that has a small pool laced with a medicinal herb mix. The same mix comes out of the ceiling in several spots in a fine spray. A tiny jjimjilbang lies between the nam (male) and yeo (female) areas (1,000 won extra for clothes) and has a small restaurant and 3 or 4 computers.
There's a row of businesses across the street running west from here. The first restaurant has reasonable food. In this row are shops selling rock sculptures, and meat restaurants. At the far end of the row is a restaurant with two things on the menu: Sundaeguk and Ulgaengi haejangguk. The name of the place: "Sundaeguk Ulgaengi haejangguk," ph. 855-9237. Off accross the valley there's another oncheon and hotel. And, up the hill on the same side of the highway as the "World" are two more establishments, the Kamakol Oncheon Hotel, and the Dalsun Hotel. In between them is the Kama restaurant which has good twenjang and kalbitang, as well as some fancier and more expensive dishes. So - that's about it, except for the statues of produce a couple kilometres farther west along the roadside.
World Tourist Hotel in Angseong Spa.
. Main street looking west; and two hotels on hill