The Best Things To Do in Incheon

Incheon, formerly known as Inchon, is a city located in northwestern South Korea, bordering Seoul and Gyeonggi to the east. The city is said to have been inhabited since the New Stone Age and boasts numerous islands in the surrounding areas, high-end shopping complexes, traditional markets, street food, fish markets, green spaces, parks, gardens, industrial shipyards, ancient and modern monuments as well as several temples. The city is also home to numerous annual festivals and was the venue for the 17th Asian Games held in September 2014.

The best way to have a complete experience of the city is to indulge in some of the best things to do on Incheon which include taking a tour of the vibrant and colourful Chinatown, Incheon Bridge, Jeondeungsa Temple, Jayu Freedom Park, Wolmido Island, Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall, Wolmi Traditional Park and Ganghwa Peace Observatory. The city also boasts impeccable golf courses, casinos, indoor gardens and shopping centres. There are numerous restaurants serving authentic Korean cuisine including dishes like bulgogi, bibimbap, Korean barbeque, fried chicken, and tteokbokki. One can go on an exploration drive and scale the Manisan Mountain, visit Yeongjong island, famous for its seafood fares, Muuido island which has vineyards or goes for a Hangang River Ferry Cruise. Other top things to do in Incheon include Bomunsa Temple, Yonggungsa Temple, Eurwangni Beach, Incheon Grand Park and Incheon Bridge Memorial Hall. Incheon also hosts several cultural festivals and events that range from dragon dances and food fests in Chinatown to a mock aeroplane flying contests near the international airport, the most prominent of which is the Pentaport Rock Festival. Once in the city, you will be able to see Incheon in a new light, as an urban city with a number of natural and historical attractions, making it one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world.

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  • Chinatown

    #1 of 18 Things To Do in Incheon

    Tags: Walking Area, Restaurant, Market, Street Market

    Address: Seollin-dong / Bukseong-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon-si

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 t...Read more

  • Incheon Bridge

    #2 of 18 Things To Do in Incheon
    Incheon Bridge

    Tags: Landmark, View Point, Bridge

    Address: 3, Incheondaegyo Expressway, Jung-gu, Incheon

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 Internationa...Read more

  • Jeondeungsa Temple

    #3 of 18 Things To Do in Incheon
    Jeondeungsa Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Leisure, Architecture

    Address: 635 Onsu-ri, Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, South Korea

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 th...Read more

  • Jayu Freedom Park

    #4 of 18 Things To Do in Incheon
    Jayu Freedom Park

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Park, Historical Site

    Address: 11, Songhakdong1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon-si 11

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  • Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall

    #5 of 18 Things To Do in Incheon
    Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Memorial, Hall

    Address: 138, Cheongnyang-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon (525, Okryeon-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon,South Korea)

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  • Wolmido Island

    #6 of 18 Things To Do in Incheon
    Wolmido Island

    Tags: Island, Park, Observatory

    Address: 252, Wolmi-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 n...Read more

  • Wolmi Traditional Park

    #7 of 18 Things To Do in Incheon
    Wolmi Traditional Park

    Tags: Island, Garden, Park, Observatory

    Address: 377-1, Wolmi-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

    Timings: 05:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    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 traditio...Read more

  • Ganghwa Peace Observatory

    #8 of 18 Things To Do in Incheon
    Ganghwa Peace Observatory

    Tags: History Museum, Outdoors, Island, Village

    Address: San6-1, Chulsan-ri, Yangsa-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, South Korea

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  • Bomunsa Temple

    #9 of 18 Things To Do in Incheon
    Bomunsa Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Cave, Island

    Address: 44, Samsannam-ro 828beon-gil, Samsan-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

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