Anjung Pyeongtaek – What it’s Like Living There

Anjung Pyeongtaek is a tiny little city to the west of Pyeongtaek City.

Actually, I’m honestly not quite sure what it is- a town, a city, a city-town. I’d say it’s somewhere in the middle.

There are tons of buildings and countless stores.

Anjung in Pyeongtaek South Korea is a tiny little city to the west of Pyeongtaek City.

There are tons of buildings and countless stores.

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I walked A LOT in Anjung and around South Korea and both of these shoes helped me out.

From Anjung to Pyeongtaek City

If you see this button when crossing the streets, it is not for the crosswalk. This sign says it in English, but some don’t.

My apartment was off one of the main roads in Anjung: Anhyeon-ro.

To get to Pyeongtaek City from Anjung you can take a bus or taxi; whatever your heart desires. Taking the bus will be the cheapest way as it only costs KRW 1,500 -2,00 (USD 1-1.5).

The most frequent bus to AK Plaza Pyeongtaek is bus 80.

There are other buses that will go there too.

It is best to get a navigation app such as Naver or Kakao.

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From Anjung to Seoul

Anjung does have its own bus terminal, which was nice because they’d have buses going to and from Seoul quite often.

The buses did however take almost two hours. The bus station in Anjung is tiny but it works.

The tickets are only KRW 7,600 (USD 6) and the buses will bring you right to SouthSeoul terminal which makes traveling a bit easier.

Stores in Anjung

  • Daiso
  • Dunks
  • Hanaro Mart
  • Homeplus
  • No Brand

There were many convenience stores and countless cafes (PC and regular), of course.

Daiso is basically like a dollar store; just a cheap store that has basically everything. It was 15 minutes from my apartment and has everything you will ever need.

Hanaro Mart is too expensive for my liking. It has a bunch of fruits and veggies and a whole stand for seaweed. I think that you can definitely find items cheaper at a Daiso or Homeplus.

Homeplus reminds me of Target or Walmart, in a way. They have everything; from electronics to groceries, to pet fish. They even have clothes and cooking supplies.

Homeplus was about a forty-minute walk from my apartment building.

No Brand was my go-to. It was a fifteen-minute walk from my place and it had all the groceries that I would need for the week.

The hours are from 11 am to 10 pm. My favorite thing they had: bagels!!!

At the tiny No Brand in Anjung, they had groceries, cooking supplies, and even bedding, and electronics.

It was a convenient little setup. Walking back to my apartment from No Brand, there was a Tous Les Jours which always had fresh bread and other bakery items.

There was also a 7-eleven and GS25 right near my apartment depending on which way you walk. You can get a late-night snack, gimbap, or some Soju at both stores.

Restaurants in Anjung

참치마요 김밥 (spicy tuna & mayo gimbap)

Of course, Dominos and Pizza Hut.

The Dominos was close to a PC cafe that I went to a few times. I’d cross the Pizza Hut on the way back to my apartment from Daiso. I tried both. Dominos was okay, I got it twice.

There is this one pizza from Pizza Hut that was scrumptious. It has shrimp, pineapple, garlic, and sweet potato cheese crust or something.

There is this delicious restaurant that has gimbap/kimbap. It’s on the road going to No Brand but before the GS25. The lady was very sweet and was patient with me when I tried to order in broken Korean.

My apartment was right near Tous Les Jours and Paris Baguette. I survived off of Paris Baguette for the first couple of days when I left quarantine because I didn’t know of anything else.

I tried Mekong Thai, which was a Vietnamese and Thai restaurant. It’s a chain in South Korea. Let’s just say I’ve had better Thai food outside of Thailand.

Pizza Hut

Other Things to Know About Anjung

There’s a PC cafe across the street from where bus 80 comes on Anhyeon-ro. There are actually many PC cafes on that street.

Using the computer for 45 minutes was only KRW 1,000 (USD 1) and then on top of that per page that I printed out, it was KRW 300 (< USD 1) since they were just black and white.

The Anjung hospital wasn’t too far from me. I’d always see it when I was on the bus going to AK Plaza. I had to get a Covid test there when the government made all of the foreigners get a test in Gyeonggi province.

Living in Anjung Pyeongtaek was an interesting experience. I did like how everything was so close to my apartment but I disliked that I was 40 minutes from Pyeongtaek City.

The South of Seoul Blog can be super helpful if you need anything in Pyeongtaek, they will help you find it. They helped me out multiple times. They also have a Facebook page which is how you can contact them.

Anjung Pyeongtaek
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17 Comments

    1. Thank you! ???? I don’t think it is that well-known even in South Korea ???? Whenever I told someone where I lived they would have no idea!

  1. I haven’t ever heard of this place before so it was cool to read about your experience living there. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Sounds like an interesting place to live and about the right size for me, not rural but not mega city either.

  3. This place sounds like an interesting place to live. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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