Best Things To Do in Incheon, South Korea

Are you looking for what to do in Incheon?

  • Incheon Bridge: It is a newly constructed bridge connecting Yeongjong island and the mainland of Incheon. It is said to be longest cable-stayed bridge. It also provides direct access between Incheon International Airport and Songdo. Presently, it is one of the top tourist attractions of Incheon.
  • Chinatown: It is the only official ‘Chinatown’ of South Korea and one of the tourist attractions in Incheon. Right from restaurants serving Chinese cuisines to the souvenir shops, you get everything over here. It is the birthplace of jjajangmyeon Chinese – Korean noodle dish.
  • Wolmido: It is an island, located 1km away from the coast of Incheon. It has around 50 seafood restaurants to have lunch and dinner. It also homes Wolmi Park, Play Hill, the Korean Emigration History Museum and has ferry cruises as well. It’s a nice place to spend time with your family for a 1daytrip from Incheon.
  • Wolmi Traditional Park: It was previously a military base, which has now been transformed into a beautiful park of Incheon. It has well preserved natural environment, replica of traditional palace garden, a museum preserving the history of Korea, hilltop Wolmi observatory and so on.
  • Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall: It is a war memorial hall, located in Ongnyeon-dong, Yeonsu-gu. It is one of the attractions of Incheon where you can see photos and armaments of Korean War.

Beside these attractions, there are many other things to do in Incheon. Shopping can be one of the options to consider in Incheon. Sinpodong is a heaven for shopaholics. From grains to clothing, every object is available out there.

Below we have a list of things to do in Incheon and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Incheon getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Incheon with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Incheon

Here is the list of things to do in Incheon and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Chinatown

    3.9 (8853 Votes)
    Chinatown

    Walking Area, Restaurant, Market, Street Market

    It is the official Chinatown in Incheon, came into existence with the opening of the Incheon Port in 1883. Previously, this area had many stores trading imported goods from China. Presently, most of the business has now changed into restaurants. If you are looking for a place to buy souvenir from South Korea, Chinatown has some of the best shops to buy for. While going down the street, you can ...Read more
  2. Incheon Bridge

    4.5 (875 Votes)
    Incheon Bridge

    Landmark, View Point, Bridge

    It is the largest and longest cable-stayed bridge in Korea, stretching over 2.38km. It’s a 6-lane bridge connecting Incheon International Airport (located in Yeongjongdo) and Songdo International City. In October, 2009, this bridge was considered as the world’s 7th longest cable-stayed bridge. The main purpose of building this bridge was to reduce the travel duration between Songdo ...Read more
  3. Jeondeungsa Temple

    4.1 (793 Votes)
    Jeondeungsa Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Leisure, Architecture

    Originally this temple was known as Jinjongsa during Goryeo dynasty. It is located in Samrangseong fortress. It was build in order to protect the land from the foreign invaders. As you pass through the entrance gate of the temple, you are going to be in awe of the architectural artwork, done in the main building Daeungbojeon. Inside Daeungbojeon, the canopy above the Buddha statue displays magn...Read more
  4. Jayu Freedom Park

    4.2 (677 Votes)
    Jayu Freedom Park

    Art And Culture, Museum, Park, Historical Site

    Previously named as Manguk Park, Jayu Freedom Park is located in Mt. Eungbongsan, near the port. This park also has another name, Seo Park, when the Japanese power became stronger. However, after the statue of General MacArthur was erected, the park got its present name. At present, the statue of General MacArthur is one of the tourist attractions in Jayu Park. The entire park has been turned i...Read more
  5. Wolmido Island

    Island, Park, Observatory

    Though located 1km away from the coast of Incheon, Wolmido Island is still considered as part of the mainland. The shape of the island is said to be like the tail of a half moon. From this fact, the name of the island has come up. The island is also said to have convenient transportation with the mainland, making this place easily accessible for tourists who wish to spend a day trip in this isl...Read more
  6. Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall

    Museum, Historical Site, Memorial, Hall

    This memorial hall was built to commemorate the brave soldiers who fought for South Korea in Incheon, led by General MacArthur, in the year 1950. The memorial hall celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the opening of the Incheon port to the foreigners in the year 1883. This Landing Operation was a huge successful for both South Korea and the United Nations. Taking a tour in the memorial hall w...Read more
  7. Wolmi Traditional Park

    3.9 (523 Votes)
    Wolmi Traditional Park

    Island, Garden, Park, Observatory

    Previously a military base during the Korean War, Mt. Wolmisan has now been turned into a park. The park now has some of the unique collection of flowers in its garden. You can even revisit a traditional palace gardens from the replicas that has been set in this park. The park has sections like, Yangjindang (representing typical Bukchon house where elite people lived), Soswaewon (a main garden ...Read more
  8. Ganghwa Peace Observatory

    4.2 (393 Votes)
    Ganghwa Peace Observatory

    History Museum, Outdoors, Island, Village

    Like many other tourist attractions of Incheon, Ganghwa Peace Observatory also holds an important position in this list. It is the only attraction on the popular tourist island, Ganghwa from where you can get an unobstructed view of the entire North Korea. Previously, this observatory was a military lookout. Later in September -2008, the friendly relationship between inter-Korean has turned thi...Read more
  9. Muuido Island

    4.1 (308 Votes)
    Muuido Island

    Outdoors, Beach, Island, Walking Area

    It is a small island in South Korea, located south of Yeongjong Island. The island is quite visible from Incheon International Airport. This island is easily accessible by ferry. It is a nice and calm place to spend time with your family or soulmate. The island has some of the best beaches of Korean. The most popular one is Hanagae Beach. The large sandy beach let you lie down for some time and...Read more
  10. Bomunsa Temple

    4.2 (383 Votes)
    Bomunsa Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Cave, Island

    Located at Seokmodo Island, Bomunsa Temple was built by the Great Buddhist priest, Hoejong Daesa. While entering the temple, you will see a 600 year old Chinese juniper tree. Behind the tree, a small Buddhist temple is there within a cave. Though the entrance might seem to be small, the room inside the temple is quite huge. At the backside of the temple, you will see other attractions like a 10...Read more
  11. Sinpo International Market

    Walking Area, Market, Street Market, Street Food

    It is the traditional market in Incheon, which is famous for fried chicken called “Dakgangjeong”, all over South Korea. This market started way back in 19th century when vendors used to sell fresh vegetables for Japanese, Chinese and Westerners. With the increasing number of tourists and international merchants visiting this local market, it transformed into an international market....Read more
  12. Yonggungsa Temple

    4.3 (373 Votes)
    Yonggungsa Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Nature, Green House

    This temple is closely located to Incheon International Airport and sits on the northeastern slopes of Baegunsan Mountain. The temple was first named as ‘Baegunsa’ during the reign of King Munmu of the Silla Kingdom. Later on, during Joseon Dynasty, the temple became a temporary residence for Heungseon Daewongun. When his son came into throne, the temple was named as Yonggungsa Temp...Read more
  13. Eurwangni Beach

    Beach, Island, Walking Area, Food And Drinks

    Eurwangni beach is located on the southwest of Yongyudo Island and is said to be one of the popularly known beaches in the Seogae (West or Yellow Sea) region. The white sand of the beach makes it an amazing place to spend hours with closed ones. That’s why, this beach remains crowded for most part of the year. Another striking feature of this beach is, it gets wider and longer at low tide...Read more
  14. Incheon Grand Park

    Garden, Park, Zoo, Botanical Garden

    Incheon Grand Park is one of the 11 urban natural parks of Korea, located in Jangsu-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon. The most striking feature of this park is, it is surrounded by Gwanmosan Mountain and Sangasan Mountain. It is a natural green park spread across 727 acres of land. Once you enter the park, you get to see few attractions like Botanical Garden, Children’s zoo, Rose Garden, SnowSle...Read more
  15. Incheon Bridge Memorial Hall

    Beach, Island, Observatory, Bridge

    This memorial hall was opened on March 5, 2010 in honor of the makers who worked behind the construction of the Incheon Bridge. It is located at one end of the Incheon Bridge, towards Yeongjongdo Island. The hall displays audio and video data documenting the entire construction process of the bridge. You can also see the materials on display illustrating the construction of the bridge and its r...Read more