Photo by Paradise Spa Dogo

Photo by Paradise Spa Dogo ()

Asan City, located close to Pyeongtaek and renowned as a hot spring vacation spot, is home to two major spa water parks perfect for families during winter months: Paradise Spa Dogo and Asan Spavis. The water at these parks is sourced 100% from natural hot springs, offering numerous therapeutic benefits for skincare and health. While enjoying various spa zones, your body will rejuvenate, and your skin will become soft and glowing. The water is not too hot, so no worries, you can bring young children along.

With a water park pass, you can also access the bathhouse at these two facilities.

Paradise Spa Dogo

Photos by Paradise Spa Dogo

About 40 minutes away from Camp Humphreys by car, Paradise Spa Dogo is considered the best spa water park in Asan City. It is highly rated for well-maintained facilities, excellent water quality, and temperature. The park offers a variety of exciting spa zones, attracting families, couples, and individuals of all ages. It is divided into indoor and outdoor zones, with the outdoor section featuring diverse fun spas such as a wave pool, lazy river pool, infinity pool, and wooden bath, as well as grape, peach, and mugwort baths. There is also a water playground for kids with slides, and a fountain.

Outside food is not permitted. There are restaurants and shops inside for food and items for playing in the water. Rental sunbeds are available for a fee (30,000 won to 100,000 won), but I’d recommend using free lounge facilities after purchasing food. The park is closed from March to April. Free parking is available.

Address: 176 Dogo Oncheon-ro, Asan-si, Naver Map Hours - Waterpark: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Mon-Thu) / 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Weekends & Holidays) - Sauna/Bathhouse: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Mon-Thu) / 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Weekends & Holidays) Website Contact: 041-537-7100 Ticket: 44,000 won (Sept. to Dec.) / 50,000 won (Jan. through March 3) – A 30% discount is available with your DOD/Military ID card. Through Naver, a ticket costs only 27,500 won, but you may need assistance from a Korean to use Naver.

Things to bring to spa parks

  • Bring a swimwear or a rash guard, swimming glasses, and toiletries.

  • Towels, body wash, and shampoo are provided.

  • Donut-shaped tubes under 100 cm in size are allowed.

  • Aqua shoes are recommended for outdoor activities (Other shoes aren’t allowed).

  • At Paradise Spa Dogo, a life jacket is required for the wave pool, regardless of your age (Rental fee is 5,000 won). Wearing a cap is optional.

  • At Asan Spavis, a life jacket is required for the lazy river pool, regardless of age (Rental fee is 6,000 won). Those under 130 cm in height must wear a life jacket at the water park. Wearing a swim cap or regular cap is a must.

Asan Spavis

Photos by Asan Spavis

Asan Spavis is a more affordable option than Paradise Spa Dogo and is conveniently located about 25 minutes (20 km) away from Camp Humphreys, making it an excellent outing spot for families without much time on the road. Since it’s more geared toward families with young children, it may seem a bit simple for those seeking an exciting water park experience. You can explore indoor and outdoor zones with various spas. There is a water playground for young kids, a variety of hot spring baths, lazy river pool and more. The water park also has a wave pool and slides, but they are open only during the summer peak season.

Outside food, snorkeling goggles, swim fins, and slippers aren’t allowed. You can purchase food and other items on-site. If you have a big tattoo, you must wear a rash guard or a full-body swimsuit to conceal them. Parking is available for free.

Address: 67, Asan Oncheon-ro 157 beon-gil, Asan-si, Naver Map Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Waterpark) / 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Sauna/Bathhouse) Website Contact: 041-539-2000 Ticket: 35,000 won (Dec-Mar) - A 50 % discount is available for anyone with a U.S. military base pass or DOD ID. The discount is applicable for up to 4 people in your party.

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