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IncheonSouth Korea

Korea’s third-largest city is a fascinating mix of political history, modern shopping malls and entertainment districts, and remote outer islands. 

The port city of Incheon has many facets. Visit the location where General MacArthur made the invasion that altered the destiny of the Korean War and the memorials and museums that honour him. Eat fresh fish on the tranquil outer islands and enjoy superb shopping and nightlife in the city’s lively centre.

As Korea’s major transport hub, Incheon has the country’s largest airport, an industrial seaport and major bus and train centres within the city limits. Many head straight to Seoul, located just 36 kilometres (22 miles) to the east, but at weekends Incheon is where Seoulites come to relax, shop and enjoy some fresh sea air.

Incheon is politically distinct from the capital, and is famously the location for the Incheon Landings in 1950. Locals are extremely proud of this and you’ll find a memorial statue of General Douglas MacArthur in Jayu Park. At the Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall, which is free to enter, peruse photographs that show what life was like at the time of the landings as well as military-themed photos. Next door to the memorial hall is the Incheon Metropolitan City Museum where you can learn more about the city’s history and take part in experiences such as traditional games and craft.

If you’re looking for designer shopping, excellent restaurants and lively nightlife then the central Bupyeong area is the place to go. Nearby you’ll find Jung-gu, home to Korea’s only Chinatown. Explore the markets and sample tasty food from the restaurants.

Take a trip to the Incheon Islands which lie just offshore. Two of the most popular are Yeongjong Island and Ganghwado Island, which has a famous market specialising in rush mats and ginseng.

A good subway system connects all of Incheon’s major sights and districts. If you can’t find a subway stop for where you want to go there will almost certainly be a bus, so you’ll never have problem getting around the city. Use the giant Northeast Asia Trade Tower, Korea’s tallest building, as a landmark.

Where to stay in Incheon

Songdo Central Park showing a high rise building, a bridge and a city

Songdo

4.5/5Wonderful!(72 area reviews)

Noted for its shopping and restaurants, there's plenty to explore in Songdo. Top attractions like Songdo Central Park and Hyundai Premium Outlet Songdo are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at BIT Zone Station or University of Incheon Station to see more of the city.

Songdo
Yeongjong-dong, Incheon, Incheon, South Korea

Yeongjong-dong

3.5/5Good!(15 area reviews)

Visitors to Yeongjong-dong like its theme parks and seafood restaurants, and Yeongjong Pier is a sight worth a stop.

Yeongjong-dong
Incheon as well as a small group of people

Namdong-gu

3.5/5Good!(14 area reviews)

Namdong-gu is well-liked for its bars and museums. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Sorae Fish Market and Sorae Ecology Park are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Namdong-gu Office Station or Mansu Station to get around.

Namdong-gu
Wolmi Traditional Park which includes a park, a pond and a sunset

Jung-gu

4/5Very Good!(600 area reviews)

Noted for its coffeehouses and seaside views, there's plenty to explore in Jung-gu. Top attractions like Incheon Bridge and Incheon Port Passenger Terminal are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Incheon international Airport Cargo Terminal Station or Incheon International Airport Station to see more of the city.

Jung-gu
Bupyeong, Incheon, Incheon, South Korea

Bupyeong

4/5Very Good!(8 area reviews)

Get to know Bupyeong and its many features like its restaurants and parks. You might want to explore sights like Woongjin Play City and Shinri Park, and you can jump on the metro at Bupyeong Market Station or Bupyeong Station to get around the city.

Bupyeong
Gyeyang, Incheon, Incheon, South Korea

Gyeyang

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

The mountain views and restaurants are just a few things visitors like about Gyeyang. Gyeyangsan Mountain and Seoun Sports Park are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Bakchon Station or Imhak Station to get around the larger area.

Gyeyang

Top Hotels in Incheon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Paradise City
Paradise City
5 out of 5
186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
The price is NT$6,875 per night

Located near the airport, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of BMW Driving Center, Geuppo Beach, and Marsian Beach. Silmido Beach and Silmido ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)

"Amazing experience even with the corona virus craziness. Thank you"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/12

Paradise City
Incheon Airport Transit Hotel (Terminal 1)
Incheon Airport Transit Hotel (Terminal 1)
3 out of 5
Terminal 1, Incheon International Airpor, Duty Free Area, Gate 11, 4th Floor, Incheon, Incheon
The price is NT$3,292 per night

Located in Jung-gu, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Geuppo Beach, BMW Driving Center, and Marsian Beach. Silmido Island and Silmido Beach are also within ...

3.5/5Good! (549 reviews)
Oasis for rest

"Our room was a comfortable oasis for us as exhausted travelers. We had a 11 hour layover and with the virus we didnt want to take any tours. It was perfect to stay at the hotel in the airport."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/3

Incheon Airport Transit Hotel (Terminal 1)
Grand Hyatt Incheon
Grand Hyatt Incheon
5 out of 5
208, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, Incheon
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$4,376 per night

Located in Jung-gu, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of BMW Driving Center, Geuppo Beach, and Marsian Beach. Silmido Island and Silmido Beach are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,165 reviews)

"Very friendly and we felt safe and cared for especially during COVID-19"…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/15

Grand Hyatt Incheon

Popular places to visit in Incheon

Songdo Central Park
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Songdo Central Park

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Find a pleasant oasis along the water in this large, bustling city. Canoe, ride a bike, relax on the lawn or visit rabbits and deer.

Port of Incheon
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Port of Incheon

4/5(19 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Incheon with a trip to Port of Incheon. Wander the Chinatown and waterfront in the area.

Incheon Bridge
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Incheon Bridge

4/5(32 reviews)

Take incredible photos against the unmistakable background of this bridge, which is an architectural triumph that is stunning by night and by day. 

NC Cube Canal Walk
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NC Cube Canal Walk

4/5(4 reviews)

This wonderfully designed shopping complex is as great a place to wander or to sip coffee as it is to browse for the latest South Korean trends. 

Wolmi Theme Park
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Wolmi Theme Park

3.5/5(3 reviews)

Enjoy a stop at Wolmi Theme Park, an entertaining place to visit in Incheon. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Jayu Park
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Jayu Park

3.5/5(2 reviews)

Appreciate the gorgeous sea views from this well-maintained park, which is studded with a wide array of sculptures and statues. 

Reviews of Incheon

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

A place to return and continue to explore!

3/5 - Okay

DPK

May 5, 2020

Try the Songdo City Bar and Restaurant near the Sheraton Hotel, it has a good brunch on weekends.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

I only stayed inside the airport terminal... it was very pleasant and was great to have all the shopping and food options during my stay.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 4, 2020

nice to play casino. near by airport is good point.

3/5 - Okay

A.F

Feb 14, 2020

Taxi drivers and airport workers are rude. Hard to communicate with them even though we used translation app.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2020

Very clean, quiet, and helpful.

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