Mediterranean Village in Asan, a rising tourist attraction of Korea, was modeled on Santorini and the Parthenon in Greece and the Provence region of France. Asan’s European-style architecture, with white walls and blue roofs, gives off the feeling of Santorini. The alleys are minimally decorated with simple chairs and plain brick walls. The first floor of most buildings is used for cafes, restaurants, craft shops, general stores and guest houses. The second floors are available for artists’ residences, with citizens of the village normally living on the third floor. During the evening, lamps installed throughout the streets provide a beautiful night scene, with diverse street performances on weekends.
☞Address: 55-7, Tangjeongmyeon-ro 8beon-gil, Tangjeong-myeon, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
☞Tel: +82-471-547-2246 (Korean)
*Get off at Asan Station (Seoul Subway Line 1 & KTX stop), take Bus 777, and get off at Tra Palace (around 40 – 50 min interval/ first bus: 07:35, last bus: 21:35/ bus runs 15 times on weekdays/ travel time: around 40 minutes)
*Take Bus 970 across from Onyang Intercity Bus Terminal and get off at Tra Palace (around 30 – 40 min interval/ first bus: 06:00, last bus: 20:25/ bus runs 30 times on weekdays/ travel time: around 40 minutes)