Incheon has it all (and more)!
Arts, entertainment, fashion, history and nature.
Incheon has it all (and more)! The ultramodern, massive Incheon International Airport, with railway connections to Seoul, features a casino, spa and golf course. Yeonan Pier, close to the popular Incheon Fish Market, is the starting point for many boat tours. Incheon is also known for its beach-lined islands, including Yeongjong and Muui-dong. Travelers 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.
Songdo Central Park, a place that “tempts” you to be mind at easy a place where you can be laid-back. Walking on the Sondo Central Park makes you blow the cobs away. While walking around the Park, you may bump into starry-eyed deer. In Songdo, where mud flat turned into an urban area, you can encounter the beauty of construction. It is only possible in Songdo. From Convensia to the nation’s first seawater park, Central Park, there is a banquet of the beauty of construction. Take a walk and share the world-class beauty.
Dolmen is one of the pre-historic relics called “Megalith Culture,” structure made with natural or man-made stones.
In Ganghwa-gun, there are about 160 dolmens. Among them, 70 are registered as the World Cultural Heritage.
Jiseokmyo in Bugeun-ri, Ganghwa is a colony of 14 tombs, which is a typical type of tombs of the Bronze era (Historical Site. No. 137)
Let us visit the sites and remember those who sacrificed their lives during the war to defend freedom in the Republic of Korea. Palmido Island is an islet located 15.7 kilometers southwest of Incheon Port. The island name Palmido (literally “the tip of the number eight island”) is so named as the two islands lying north and south form the shape of the number eight during ebb tides. The beautiful island is also significant in that the country’s first lighthouse was built on it. More importantly, the most critical mission during the Incheon Landing Operation was the secret mission called “Light the Palmido Lighthouse” carried out by a special intelligence unit. Halfway to the lighthouse is a sculpture called ‘The Light of One Thousand Years’ built in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Palmido Lighthouse. At the peak, you can see two lighthouses. The smaller one on the left is the original Palmido lighthouse. The one behind it is a new lighthouse which was completed in 2003 to replace the original one that had been operational for 100 years. Go up to the 4th floor. From the Sky Garden Observatory, you can enjoy the magnificent blue waters of the West Sea.
Enjoy “European Football” in Incheon!
The two most favorite sports of Korean, football and baseball, are also introduced through Incheon. It is known that football was introduced by British soldiers and sailors in 1880s. They had matches at Jemulpo, which are the first game in Korea. A British literature “Morning Calm” in 1901 confirmed that Ganghwa School had a football club. Fortunately, Incheon citizens and whoever visit Incheon can comfortably enjoy the two top sports – football and baseball. At present, we cannot say a football club, Incheon United and a baseball club, SK Wyverns are the best. But we are sure that their home stadiums are unparalleled.
Incheon’s Chinatown came into being with the opening of Incheon Port in 1883 and Incheon’s designation as an extraterritoriality of the Ching Dynasty in the following year. In the past, the area held many stores trading goods imported from China, but currently most Chinese businesses in the area are restaurants. Today, the residents of Chinatown are mostly 2nd or 3rd generation Chinese, descendents of the early Chinese settlers. The area harbors many of the flavors of China, while the traditional culture of the first generation are preserved.
Let’s Enjoy Sea Fishing. There is a saying that goes “there is a person who has never been going sea fishing, but nobody takes it their last time.” Here are some tips for convenient on-board fishing in Incheon. Jumping on boats from major docks – Namhang, Yeonan, Manseok Pier, etc., you can enjoy various types of sea fishing. The day of on-board fishing. In recent, simple-style fishing has become popular, which can be enjoyed at seashore by young and old.
WHERE TO STAY
Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Paradise Hotel and Casino Busan
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Paradise Hotel Busan is located along sandy Haeundae Beach and is 20 km from away Gimhae International Airport. Apart from modern rooms, it also boasts a casino and an outdoor spa. Selected rooms have balconies overlooking the sea. Paradise Hotel Busan is a 30-minute drive from Busan Train Station. Free parking is available on-site. Guests can relax at the outdoor hot spring or swim in the large outdoor pool. Paradise Busan also has an indoor golf practice range and a fitness centre. Evenings can be spent gaming at the casino. Delicious selections of various international cuisines are served at the hotel’s 3 restaurants. A wide range of Chinese, Japanese and Western-style dishes are available.
Paradise City features an indoor and outdoor pool open all year round as well as a fitness centre and a children’s playground. Free WiFi access and free private parking is available at the hotel.
Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and a complimentary minibar. En suite bathroom is fitted with a bath and a toilet with an electronic bidet. Extras include slippers, a bathrobe, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests may enjoy playing darts, billiard, bowling and PlayStation games at Paradise City. Incheon Port International Passenger Terminal is 12 km from Paradise City, while Incheon Port Coast Passenger Terminal is 13 km away. The nearest airport is Incheon International Airport, 2 km from the property.
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