Incheon - The City By the Sea
Incheon to many is merely a suburb of nearby Seoul, however, scratch the surface and Incheon actually offers the visitor an awful lot, away from the madness of one of the planet's biggest and busiest cities.
Incheon is typically Korean, surrounded by pine tree foresets and mountains, with anew-city type vibe. There is undoubtedly not much in the way of architecture to marel at, but this is the REAL Korea you have come to.
Bupyeong, on both the Seoul and Incheon subway lines makes for a great starting point, with cheaper and competitive shopping available in the huge underground shopping mall, and an abundance of restaurants, bars and entertainment.
Venture further down to the coast and walk up to the observation tower in beautiful Wolmido, a short 20 minute subway ride from Bupyeong. Jayu park is also worth a visit in Incheon, as is Central Park, just a short distance away.
Wander around the huge and bustling port at Incheon harbour, the small traditional fishing boats share the West Sea waters with heavy industry and commercial vessels.
Once at the port you are at the gateway to the West sea islands, a gorgeous array of volcanic islands dotted up to towards North Korea and travel the entire length of the West coast to Mokp'o... Muui-Do is perfect for a day trip, where Islands such as Deokjeok-Do ar perfect weekend trips, with small hotels and camping available. Out at the islands you can take in some relaxing hiking, fishing is also fun, or, if your just lokking for a break from Seoul and the city life, just lie on the beach at Seopari and sip on an ice cold bottle of Cass....