Incheon Travel Guide

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Incheon Things to Do

  • Wolmi-do

    Wolmi-do, or Wolmi Island, is not really an island anymore, but is connected to mainland Incheon forming a peninsula. This peninsula was the central point of the Incheon Invasion during the Korean War (there were three landing beaches: one at Wolmi-do, one to the north, and one to the south near the Incheon Landing Monument). Today Wolmi-do is a...

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  • Transit and Layover Tours

    If you do not want to go from the airport to the city for a special purpose on your own, there are transit tours offered through the Korea Tourism Organization.Tours are offered for a variety of things between 1 hour to 8 hour durations.If you are comfortable navigating a new city (Seoul is fairly easy with good metro), then with a little planning...

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  • New Terminal: Incheon International...

    When I was at Incheon International Airport in November 2008, the new terminal has started in operation. In order to each the new terminal, you need to check-in through the immigration and then take a skytrain linking the two terminals. The new terminal is big and there are many gates serving various airlines. There are shopping and restaurants at...

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  • Incheon International Airport

    Incheon International Airport was completed in 2001 and is one of the best airports in Asia. It is located on Yeongjong-Yeongyu Island in the Yellow Sea, about 1.25 hours West of Seoul by bus or car. The airport is huge (50 departure gates), curved shape and only has one terminal so far so it is easy to move around. Transport to Seoul is by the...

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  • Hangang River

    The Hangang River (or Han River) is a major river passing through Seoul and empties into the shoreline at the Incheon area. During the journey from Incheon International Airport to Seoul, you will have a chance to see the beautiful scenery of this river, including the many bridges across the river as well as the parks and recreational facilities...

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  • The islands around Incheon

    There are many islands surrounding this region of the Yellow Sea, and perhaps the most visited must be Yeongjong-Yeongyu Island where the Incheon International Airport is located (see photos). This is one of the biggest islands in this region, and there is a small airport town near to the airport where you can reach by taking airport bus number 223...

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  • The sea and shorelines

    The sea and shorelines around Incheon are famous because of the tides. During low tide, a large portion of the shore is exposed as though someone has pull the plug on the sea. In fact it has the second biggest tidal differences of any location in the world (the top is at the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Canada). You will see the beautiful red...

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  • Incheon City

    Incheon is a metropolitan city and a major seaport on the west coast of South Korea, near to Seoul. It is home to about 2.5 million people and is regarded as part of the greater Seoul metropolitan area due to its close proximity to the capital.Personally, I have not been to Incheon city but may do so the next time I visit South Korea. For those of...

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  • Incheon Landing Memorial Hall

    Incheon Landing Memorial Hall is located on the southern edge of Incheon near Songdo Resort. This is a museum, monument, and overlook dedicated to those who died during the Incheon Invasion of the Korean War. It is a simple memorial with the flags of the 16 nations that fought under the UN mandate during the war, photos of the war and the city, a...

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  • General MacArthur Monument

    High above the port of Incheon sits a monument dedicated to US General Douglas MacArthur to commemorate his daring amphibious invasion at Incheon on September 15, 1950. This date marks the beginning of the liberation of South Korea from the communists after the north had attacked anf pushed allied forces all the way south to Pusan. Though the war...

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  • Chinatown

    Incheon claims to host the only Chinatown in Korea. Chinatown is in Incheon due to Incheon being the seaport closest to mainland China, the home of an early Chinese consulate, and an easy destination for Chinese immigrants. Chinatown is hard to miss with its impressive Chinese gates marking the main entrances, as well as the distinctive, complex...

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  • Jayu Park

    Besides the MacArthur Monument, Jayu park also boasts a monument dedicated to Korean-American cooperation, a small aviary, nice paths, and traditional pavilions. The views over the city are impressive as you can see Wolmi-do, the beaches to the north, and the huge port. The monument is called the Centennial Monument and was constructed in 1982 to...

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  • Full House Korean Drama- How to get...

    Additional Info: The island that Full house is located in is called Shin-do or Si-Do island. It is about 10 to 20 minutes taxi ride from Incheon airport and then you have to ride a ferry to Sammock harbour. There you don't have to pay going to the island but instead pay on your way back. When you get off the ferry, ride a bus goingt o full house...

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  • Incheon Port

    Behind only Busan, Incheon boasts Korea's second largest port. With the tide changes measuring up to 10 meters, the port has created innovative flood gates to allow cargo traffic to pass 24 hours a day. The international passenger terminal offers trips to various cities in China including Tianjin, Cheongdo, Daeryeon, Shanghai and Dandong. The...

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  • Full House

    This house was built for filming the series "Full House". After the fimling end, it was arrange for tourists to visit. Now, fans of Full House from all over Asia come to visit this house. The entrance fee is 3000 Won. If you never watch this series, do not go or find this series to watch before go to this place.

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Incheon Hotels

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Incheon Restaurants

  • Korean BBQ

    I'm not sure what the name of this place is, but the owners were friendly and helpful, and the food was great and not overly expensive.Recommended.

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  • Korean style fried chicken

    I gave this place a try and almost bit off more than I could chew trying to eat this.15000 won for a large plate of chicken, and beers were cheap at 3000 won a pop.

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  • Raw Fish Restaurants

    Wolmi-do is famous for its raw fish restaurants which number around 50. These are located all along the water's edge in Wolmi-do facing the airport and the West Sea. I especially enjoyed the circular restaurant that hangs out over the water on the seawall at the northern end of Wolmi-do. At this restaurant I had a great, steaming pot of Haemultang...

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  • Galbi

    When in Korea, Galbi is a must for any visitor. You choose a selection of meats which are brought to the table raw and you cook them in a small fire in the middle of the table. In Bupyeong there are several 'Donenu' galbi restaurants, they are a chain and seem to keep the standard the same, as well as the prices low. Here you will get a host of...

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  • A wide range in one restaurant

    Hyatt Regency Incheon's stunning all-in-one dining venue features eight distinctive restaurants that include: Café, Cucina, Deli, Desserts, Grill, Noodles, Sushi, Yakitori.The food menu is extensive and the ambience is posh. The staff is very friendly (at the same time professional) and very conversant in English. If you're coming to eat here...

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  • Breakfast at the Hyatt

    This was one of the best buffet breakfast's I have ever had. They had a wide variety of breakfast food on offer, both western and traditional Korean. You can request what ever you want (within reason) and the chef's will cook it right there in front of you.

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Incheon Nightlife

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    by kranstonakov Written Dec 16, 2009

    Woodstaock is an institution among the expat community in Incheon. It is a small place with great decor and staff. It is situated right in the heart of Central Bupyeong and is the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by. It is a western bar so it's a case of going up to the bar and getting a pint. In the summer you can sit out in the treet, in the winer you can hold up inside and keep warm. Great beer, great people, great place.

    Dress Code: whatever the weather permits

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Incheon Transportation

  • Incheon Airport

    Incheon Airport is the gateway to Korea. It is located an hour west of Seoul, on an island outside of Incheon. Incheon is a beautiful, modern airport that opened in 2002, just in time for the World Cup. Incheon's 35 million passengers per year makes it the eighth busiest airport in the world.The airport has been named the world's best airport each...

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  • Incheon Subway & Airport Express Train

    Incheon is located at the end of Seoul Subway Line 1, so is easily accessible from Seoul. Incheon also has its own subway line that runs north/south intersecting Line 1 at Bupyeong Station. Subway trains run every 6 to 10 minutes on weekdays from about 5am to midnight. From Incheon to Seoul Station is about 40 km, it will take perhaps an hour, and...

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  • Incheon Airport to Unseo

    There are two AREX services, one which goes non-stop from Incheon Airport to Seoul station, and the other that stops at all stations. Unseo is 2 stops from the airport. From the station it is a short walk to the hotels.

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Incheon Warnings and Dangers

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    by victorwkf Updated Oct 23, 2007

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    It is important to note that there are two airports in the Seoul region, namely Incheon International Airport and Gimpo Airport (just like Narita Airport and Haneda Airport in the Tokyo area of Japan).

    International flights are normally at Incheon International Airport (except for some flights to Japan, I was told). Gimpo Airport is mainly for domestic flights within South Korea and is located on the mainland nearer to Seoul (in fact you can see Gimpo Airport from afar when you travel from Seoul to Incheon International Airport).

    There is an expressway linking the two airports and also an airport bus which travel between the two airports. Important thing to check is which airport is your flight.

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Incheon Off The Beaten Path

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    by kranstonakov Written Dec 16, 2009

    Gyeangsan is the highest point in Incheon, but at 1,300 feet its no mount Everest. It is however a beautiful place which should not be missed. The walk takes about 1 hour 30 minutes and is a little challenging towards to summit. On a clear day you can see the whole of the City, into Seoul proper and right out to sea. There is an ancient fort from the Joellsa dynasty on the way up and it makes a great way to spend a morning. It is busy at weekends so try to go midweek if at all possible.

    Take the Incheon Subway towards Gyeang and get off at Gyesan station. The mountain's trail starts across the road from the station, you can't miss it. There are restaurants nearby to fill up on energy after your hike.

    Halfway up
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Incheon Favorites

  • Storage Lockers at Incheon

    You can use the luggage services in Landside of Passenger Terminal (on the 3rd & 1st floor). The only luggage storage that I know about at Incheon are the following: ◎ The Korean Express Parcel Service- Hours of Operation : 06:00 ~ 22:00- Location : 1F, Arrivals, near Exit F /3F, Departure Check-in M - Tel : 82-32-743-5300 ◎ HANJIN...

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  • Bridges and more bridges

    During the Seoul - Incheon International Airport journey, you will be travelling along the famous Hangang River (Han River). One of the most striking things is that there are lots and lots of bridges across this river, and the bridges are of all shapes and sizes.In fact, the Han River divides Seoul into the northern and southern part of the city....

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  • Promotion of Korea tourism

    When I was at Incheon International Airport in October 2007, there was some promotion on Korea tourism going-on inside the airport and you can see a lot of interesting Korean figures walking around. They are especally popular for phototaking as well as the children really loved to play with them :)

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