Top 10 Things to do in Incheon, South Korea

October 7, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Arts, entertainment, fashion, history and nature: Incheon has it all (and more)! The city is undergoing an extravagant real estate development, with a projected finish date of 2015. It also expects a large number of visitors for its 2014 Asian Games. Visitors can peruse designer shops in the Bupyeong district, enjoy events at the Arts Centre or discover local history at Liberty Park and Independence Memorial Hall. Head to the country's only official Chinatown for authentic cuisine and souvenirs. A ferry rides to the nearby islands is the perfect escape from the excitement of the city.
Restaurants in Incheon

1. Songdo Central Park

Songdo-Dong, Yeonsu-Gu, Incheon, South Korea
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 497 reviews

Songdo Central Park

Reviewed By AliciaCecilia - Guangzhou, China

Nice new park with many features to enjoy it and have a nice time , a channel and boats to traverse it , amazing new buildings , great architecture! Plus the Korean style hotel , hall and restaurant ‘s mall for contrasting .......beautiful autumn foliage in brown , read , yellow. Also opposite you have a street full of restaurants one side and food court the other .

2. Incheon Bridge

Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Excellent
42%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 279 reviews

Incheon Bridge

Reviewed By Raintree_Thailand - Bangkok, Thailand

Impressive long bridge linking Incheon with the Mainland. Aside from the bridge itself, the tidal mud flats on either side are fascinating! Depending on the stage of the tide, you can see thousands of birds on the mud flats.

3. Bucheon Jungang Park

162, Sohyang-ro, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do 14584, South Korea
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Bucheon Jungang Park

Reviewed By Irina P

Просто в восторге от него, велосипедные дорожки, места для занятия спортом, тихие укромные места - все в нем есть. Чистый, Цветущий, ухоженный!

4. Incheon Grand Park

Jangsu-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Incheon Grand Park

Reviewed By Daniel A - Paris, France

Brilliant park just between modern and traditional. You have plenty of modern sculptures around the park. Perfect for some yoga sessions or having a run. Bare in mind that winters in Incheon are quite cold and rough, plan a good protective clothing if you are planning to have a run.

5. Aiins World

1, Gilju-ro, Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do 14505, South Korea +82 32-320-6000
Excellent
32%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Aiins World

Reviewed By harsha8 - Chennai (Madras), India

i travelled here in the 2014 march and was mesmirised to see these minis of entire world attractions.
they have given a lot of thought in collating infor and selecting attactions from different countries and put together in a park well laid. the drab back is its in the open part and the wether decays are visible.
its very wonderful visit and i recommend when u are in soeul of Bucheon.
avoid snowy season and rainy days.
carry water its a long walk if see all in deatil.

6. Wolmido

Buksung-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea +82 32-765-4169
Excellent
28%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 106 reviews

Wolmido

Reviewed By Jon H - Markham, Canada

An island that's themed similar to a theme park but much more relaxed and laid back. Great for a family stroll with many opportunities for photos.
It's kind of like a board walk where you have the ocean on one side and a strip of Korean restaurants and game-stalls on the other. The game stalls are mostly 'pop the balloons with darts' or 'shoot the targets with staple guns' and you can win large stuffed animals.
You can take the ferry there which is amazing in itself, as you can buy a bag of shrimp crackers for 2000 Won, and feed the seagulls. There are literally 50-100 of them following you and will snatch the crackers from your hand, it's amazing and very fun!

7. Jeondeungsa Temple

Onsu-ri, Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon 417-841, South Korea +82 32-937-0125
Excellent
38%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 89 reviews

Jeondeungsa Temple

Reviewed By CrisPini40 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

I chose to do the "free-style" relaxing 1 night/2days templestay in this temple. You can also do longer ones and more organised ones. The temple ground area is quite big and lies on a tree covered hill which is great for walks or quiet contemplation. The place is quite busy with visitors during the day, but quiets down after 6pm. I had a room with bathroom and hot shower to myself for which I paid 60'000 won.You sleep on the floor with various korean style mats. The vegetarian food I had in the canteen together with the with my interpreter and other employees of the temple. My guide/interpreter showed me briefly around and taught me the bowing ritual. In the morning I attended the 4-30 am chanting and bowing ceremony for half hour. Breakfast was at 6am. After that I was free to do what I wanted. At 9 am was a chat with a monk over tea. The temple can be reached via public bus transport from Seoul Sinchon. First you take bus M6117 to Gimpo transfer center then take bus 60-2 or bus 700 to Onsuri bus stop. You then need to walk for about 20 minutes to reach the temple grounds. On the way there are lots of cafes and tourist shops. Also inside the temple grounds is a cashpoint in case you need money !! It is quite a commercial place during the day, but also very beautiful and relaxing in the evening. I really enjoyed my stay here getting a tiny insight into temple life in Korea.

8. Freedom Park

Songhak-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Excellent
28%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 107 reviews

Freedom Park

Reviewed By Jae L - New York City, New York

Freedom Park adjacent to Incheon Chinatown is an added powerful attraction to this area. The park was especially beautiful with flowers and trees during my visit in late April. In addition to the beautiful landscape and the view of Incheon harbor, the park also has Statue of General McArthur with a metal plate depicting the Incheon Landing which dramatically turned the tide of the battles around during Korean War. The park also has The Korea - U.S.A. Centennial Monument.
The harbor and the sea beyond are now peaceful. But you can imagine the dramatic scenes of landing ships and troops wading through the water facing fierce fire power of North Korean defenders!!
You can visit this beautiful and memorable park by 1-hour metro ride (Line # 1) from Seoul at nominal metro fare.
You can combine this park visit with walking tour of colorful and exotic Incheon Chinatown and delicious Chinese foods at reasonable prices. I would highly recommend visiting Freedom Park along with Incheon Chinatown.
[Details on how to get to Incheon Chinatown are shown in my separate posting at TripAdvisor site]

9. Chinatown

Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea +82 32-765-0571
Excellent
17%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 483 reviews

Chinatown

Reviewed By Andrew M

We visited China Town on our walk to the Incheon Train Station from Jayu (Freedom) Park. The entrance to China Town from Jayu park, is located at the Confucius statue. We were interested in taking a photo of the Conficius statue as we had previously visited the Koryo Museum, located in North Korea, which was the site of the Confucius Academy in Korea. It was interesting on our visit there, that no statues of Confucius were on display. It is also interesting that the statue is placed on the border of the former Qing (Chinese)and Japanese settlements.
There is a pathway of stone lanterns that leads to Chinatown below the statue.A few gift shops, but mostly restaurants were seen. Quite a few statues, Chinese gates and bright decorations allow for many great photos.This area is easily visited from the airport. we took bus 306 to Don Incheon station, then a train to Incheon station. At the exit of Incheon station turn right and walk a few minutes to China Town. There is a tourist information center at the Incheon Train Station which is very helpful, and will provide walking maps of the area.

10. Wolmi Park

131-22, Wolmi-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Excellent
42%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 64 reviews

Wolmi Park

Reviewed By AZCasualTraveler - Mesa, Arizona

This park has several interesting areas of interest - Korean nature scenes, village life, beautiful flower Gardens and more. A look into Korean life of years gone-by as can be seen from the typical building architecture of the time that are located in this park. Nice park to visit but may be boring to some.

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