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Explore Incheon, the Nearest Coast to the Capital City!
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Incheon is a city of many colors. Gwangdong Modern Architecture Street is a precious reminder of Korea’s recent past. China Town offers a mix of authentic culture. Taste Korea’s first jajangmyeon, a popular localized Chinese noodle dish, or hop on what is called ‘the scariest ride in Incheon.’ You can also opt to enjoy water sports at the beach if you prefer outdoor activities.

"차이나타운 은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to China Town?

"차이나타운 (으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 선린동 20 입니다." Please go to China Town. It is located at 20, Seonrin-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon.

"차이나타운은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to China Town?

"차이나타운(으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 선린동 20 입니다." Please go to China Town. It is located at 20, Seonrin-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon.

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<em>Jajangmyeon is a Chinese noodle dish topped with onions and pork and cooked in black bean sauce. The Korean variant is sweeter than the savory original, but its affordable price has made the noodle dish a family favorite. You can find Chinese restaurants all over Korea, but the restaurants in Incheon’s China Town are known for its tasty meals. 

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There are so many Chinese restaurants in China Town that you might have hard time picking which one to enter. However, we decided to head to ‘Gonghwachun,’ known as the most famous in China Town. The most popular menu is, of course Jajangmyeon! We learned that this is the first jajangmyeon in Korea. The food was fantastic as one would expect from a restaurant with its history. While enjoying a pot of traditional Chinese tea surrounded by red and gold décor, we felt that we were in China.

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About 200 meters away from Gonghwachun is the Jajangmyeong Museum. Here you will learn the popular noodle dish’s origins, changes in prices, and how Chinese food delivery took off.

| China Town
20, Seonrin-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon
This place came to be as the Chinese people have gathered and lived after Incheon Port was opened in 1883. Koreans’ favorite food, Jajangmyeon, also originated in this China Town. Over 500 Chinese people live here, with many Chinese shops selling Chinese dresses, tea, accessories, and small items. There are also many Chinese restaurants in this area.

| Jajangmyeon Museum
Address: 56-14 Chinatown-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
Opening Hours: 09:00~18:00
Entrance fees: KRW 1,000 for adults, KRW 700 for students, KRW 500 for children

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There is a long staircase that begins at the street adjacent the Jjajangmyeon Museum. A long time ago, these steps marked the border between the Chinese and Japanese settlements. At the top of the stairs you will find a statue of Confucius. This is where Incheon’s famous Romance of the Three Kingdoms-themed mural begins. There are pictures of heroic generals and highlighted scenes from the epic novel depicted on the wall. You will feel as if you read the book just by observing the walls.

Incheon Art Platform
Communication Card

"인천 아트플랫폼 은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Incheon Art Platform?

"인천 아트플랫폼 (으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 제물량로 218번길3(해안동1가) 입니다." Please go to Incheon Art Platform. It is located at 3, Jemullyang-ro 218-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon.

"인천 아트플랫폼은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Incheon Art Platform?

"인천 아트플랫폼(으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 제물량로 218번길3(해안동1가) 입니다." Please go to Incheon Art Platform. It is located at 3, Jemullyang-ro 218-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon.

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Not far away from the stairs you will find Incheon Art Platform, a complex culture and art space. The building was originally built over one-hundred years ago not long after Korea opened its first port in Incheon. Now it is used as a creative studio, art museum, and theatre. The institute is an odd but interesting mix of old-fashioned red brick architecture and contemporary facilities. Please note that Incheon Art Platform is closed every Monday.

|  Incheon Art Platform
Similar to Yokohama Akarenga Soko of Japan -- whose red bricks are very impressive -- reborn as a shopping space, Incheon Art Platform is a modern architectural building that has been remodeled as an art studio. A total of 13 buildings house studios, workshops, exhibition halls, and concert halls.
Address: 3, Jemullyang-ro 218-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
Opening Hours: differs depending on in-house facilities, closed every Monday and New Year’s Day
Entrance fees: Free

Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street
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"관동 근대건축거리 은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street ?

"관동 근대건축거리 (으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 관동1가 9 입니다." Please go to Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street . It is located at 9, Gwan-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon.

"관동 근대건축거리은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street ?

"관동 근대건축거리(으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 관동1가 9 입니다." Please go to Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street . It is located at 9, Gwan-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon.

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Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street is two minutes away from China Town by foot. Here you will find modern buildings with styles strongly influenced by international cultures that were being introduced into the country through the Port of Incheon. Walking along the street, you will feel as if you were hurled back in time. Some of the more notable buildings are Japanese Bank No.1, Japanese Bank No.18, and Japanese Bank No. 58, the first of which is now renovated as a museum. Other historic buildings include Hongyemun Gate, Dapdong Catholic Church, Jemulpo Gurakbu Social Club Building, and Naedong Anglican Church.

| Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street
9, Gwan-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon
In the entire area of Gwan-dong where the current Incheon Jung-gu office is located, modern architectural buildings are found here and there. Jayu Park, the first Korean western park, as well as the 1st, 18th, and 58th Japan banks can all be found on this street.

 

 

Incheon’s Traditional Market and a Taste of Incheon

 

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If you feel hungry after exploring Incheon’s modern district, head to Incheon’s Sinpo Market just ten minutes away from Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street by foot. The market is known for its delicious sweet and sour chicken, Dak Gangjenong, priced anywhere from KRW 10,000 to KRW 20,000. If you are on the adventurous side, look for the local favorites scattered throughout the market area. Remember, Incheon locals like their dishes hot and spicy enough to make your hair stand on end!

| Dak Gangjeong and other foods in Sinpo Market
The Sinpo Market in Incheon is a traditional market that is famous for restaurants serving good food. Sinpo Dak Gangjeong is deep-fried chicken with spicy-sweet sauce and is the most popular food in this market. Other popular delicacies are Sinpo Sundae (Korean sausage), which has been sold since 1978, and Chinese-style pita bread that is crispy and sweet but hollow.

 

 

The Nearest and Most Famous Island in Incheon, Wolmido Island

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Incheon is the closest marina to Seoul which is Korea’s capital city. Wolmido Island, just ten minutes away from Sinpo Market by car, is the nearest Island from Incheon. There is an amusement park, a cruise ship terminal, and other facilities that will keep you occupied all day. A ride on the cruise is a perfect way to enjoy Wolmido Island and its scenery. The view of the red sunset is not to be missed!

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The most popular dish on Wolmido Island is charcoal-grilled clams. You will be served fresh assorted clams that are grilled on-the-spot at your table. Cook well and enjoy with red chili-based sweet and sour <em>gochujang sauce. The ocean aroma will delight your taste buds. Note that the clams must be grilled until the shells pop open. Make sure you wear gloves when cooking the clams to avoid burns.

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Wolmido Island’s amusement park is called My Land. The Viking ride is considered the most thrilling among the Koreans. Give it a try if you are up for the challenge! The tagada ride is another favorite among the tourists. Known as Disco Pang-Pang in Korea, the platform spins and elevates as you hold onto the handles. Keep in mind that the DJ and operator will be relentless to the patrons.

Songdo Central Park
Communication Card

"송도 센트럴공원 은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Songdo Central Park ?

"송도 센트럴공원 (으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 연수구 송도동 78 입니다." Please go to Songdo Central Park . It is located at 78, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon.

"송도 센트럴공원은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Songdo Central Park ?

"송도 센트럴공원(으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 연수구 송도동 78 입니다." Please go to Songdo Central Park . It is located at 78, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon.

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On our second day at Incheon, we headed towards Incheon Bridge Observatory. The bridge connects to Incheon International Airport and is the longest bridge in Korea, the fifth longest in the world. We were unable to get a clear view due to the fog, but the scenery was beautiful nevertheless. 

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Songdo Central Park has been featured on many Korean television series such as <em>Running Man, That Winter, and the Wind Blows and in the music video for Psy's <em>Gangnam Style.

The park is Korea's first marine park and it is the perfect place for picnic due to its attractive settings.

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Songdo Central Park is surrounded by the sea and offers water taxi services, Canadian canoe rides, and family boat rides. My vehicle of choice was the family boat because I wanted something slow.
 

Incheon is near Seoul and approachable by subway. Visit for a daytrip or spend a night over for a stress-free trip filled with good food and exciting activities. Why not plan a trip to Incheon this weekend?

Explore Incheon, the Nearest Coast to the Capital City!
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Incheon is a city of many colors. Gwangdong Modern Architecture Street is a precious reminder of Korea’s recent past. China Town offers a mix of authentic culture. Taste Korea’s first jajangmyeon, a popular localized Chinese noodle dish, or hop on what is called ‘the scariest ride in Incheon.’ You can also opt to enjoy water sports at the beach if you prefer outdoor activities.

"차이나타운 은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to China Town?

"차이나타운 (으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 선린동 20 입니다." Please go to China Town. It is located at 20, Seonrin-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon.

"차이나타운은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to China Town?

"차이나타운(으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 선린동 20 입니다." Please go to China Town. It is located at 20, Seonrin-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon.

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<em>Jajangmyeon is a Chinese noodle dish topped with onions and pork and cooked in black bean sauce. The Korean variant is sweeter than the savory original, but its affordable price has made the noodle dish a family favorite. You can find Chinese restaurants all over Korea, but the restaurants in Incheon’s China Town are known for its tasty meals. 

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There are so many Chinese restaurants in China Town that you might have hard time picking which one to enter. However, we decided to head to ‘Gonghwachun,’ known as the most famous in China Town. The most popular menu is, of course Jajangmyeon! We learned that this is the first jajangmyeon in Korea. The food was fantastic as one would expect from a restaurant with its history. While enjoying a pot of traditional Chinese tea surrounded by red and gold décor, we felt that we were in China.

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About 200 meters away from Gonghwachun is the Jajangmyeong Museum. Here you will learn the popular noodle dish’s origins, changes in prices, and how Chinese food delivery took off.

| China Town
20, Seonrin-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon
This place came to be as the Chinese people have gathered and lived after Incheon Port was opened in 1883. Koreans’ favorite food, Jajangmyeon, also originated in this China Town. Over 500 Chinese people live here, with many Chinese shops selling Chinese dresses, tea, accessories, and small items. There are also many Chinese restaurants in this area.

| Jajangmyeon Museum
Address: 56-14 Chinatown-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
Opening Hours: 09:00~18:00
Entrance fees: KRW 1,000 for adults, KRW 700 for students, KRW 500 for children

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There is a long staircase that begins at the street adjacent the Jjajangmyeon Museum. A long time ago, these steps marked the border between the Chinese and Japanese settlements. At the top of the stairs you will find a statue of Confucius. This is where Incheon’s famous Romance of the Three Kingdoms-themed mural begins. There are pictures of heroic generals and highlighted scenes from the epic novel depicted on the wall. You will feel as if you read the book just by observing the walls.

Incheon Art Platform
Communication Card

"인천 아트플랫폼 은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Incheon Art Platform?

"인천 아트플랫폼 (으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 제물량로 218번길3(해안동1가) 입니다." Please go to Incheon Art Platform. It is located at 3, Jemullyang-ro 218-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon.

"인천 아트플랫폼은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Incheon Art Platform?

"인천 아트플랫폼(으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 제물량로 218번길3(해안동1가) 입니다." Please go to Incheon Art Platform. It is located at 3, Jemullyang-ro 218-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon.

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Not far away from the stairs you will find Incheon Art Platform, a complex culture and art space. The building was originally built over one-hundred years ago not long after Korea opened its first port in Incheon. Now it is used as a creative studio, art museum, and theatre. The institute is an odd but interesting mix of old-fashioned red brick architecture and contemporary facilities. Please note that Incheon Art Platform is closed every Monday.

|  Incheon Art Platform
Similar to Yokohama Akarenga Soko of Japan -- whose red bricks are very impressive -- reborn as a shopping space, Incheon Art Platform is a modern architectural building that has been remodeled as an art studio. A total of 13 buildings house studios, workshops, exhibition halls, and concert halls.
Address: 3, Jemullyang-ro 218-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
Opening Hours: differs depending on in-house facilities, closed every Monday and New Year’s Day
Entrance fees: Free

Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street
Communication Card

"관동 근대건축거리 은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street ?

"관동 근대건축거리 (으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 관동1가 9 입니다." Please go to Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street . It is located at 9, Gwan-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon.

"관동 근대건축거리은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street ?

"관동 근대건축거리(으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 중구 관동1가 9 입니다." Please go to Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street . It is located at 9, Gwan-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon.

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Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street is two minutes away from China Town by foot. Here you will find modern buildings with styles strongly influenced by international cultures that were being introduced into the country through the Port of Incheon. Walking along the street, you will feel as if you were hurled back in time. Some of the more notable buildings are Japanese Bank No.1, Japanese Bank No.18, and Japanese Bank No. 58, the first of which is now renovated as a museum. Other historic buildings include Hongyemun Gate, Dapdong Catholic Church, Jemulpo Gurakbu Social Club Building, and Naedong Anglican Church.

| Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street
9, Gwan-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon
In the entire area of Gwan-dong where the current Incheon Jung-gu office is located, modern architectural buildings are found here and there. Jayu Park, the first Korean western park, as well as the 1st, 18th, and 58th Japan banks can all be found on this street.

 

 

Incheon’s Traditional Market and a Taste of Incheon

 

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If you feel hungry after exploring Incheon’s modern district, head to Incheon’s Sinpo Market just ten minutes away from Gwan-dong Modern Architecture Street by foot. The market is known for its delicious sweet and sour chicken, Dak Gangjenong, priced anywhere from KRW 10,000 to KRW 20,000. If you are on the adventurous side, look for the local favorites scattered throughout the market area. Remember, Incheon locals like their dishes hot and spicy enough to make your hair stand on end!

| Dak Gangjeong and other foods in Sinpo Market
The Sinpo Market in Incheon is a traditional market that is famous for restaurants serving good food. Sinpo Dak Gangjeong is deep-fried chicken with spicy-sweet sauce and is the most popular food in this market. Other popular delicacies are Sinpo Sundae (Korean sausage), which has been sold since 1978, and Chinese-style pita bread that is crispy and sweet but hollow.

 

 

The Nearest and Most Famous Island in Incheon, Wolmido Island

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Incheon is the closest marina to Seoul which is Korea’s capital city. Wolmido Island, just ten minutes away from Sinpo Market by car, is the nearest Island from Incheon. There is an amusement park, a cruise ship terminal, and other facilities that will keep you occupied all day. A ride on the cruise is a perfect way to enjoy Wolmido Island and its scenery. The view of the red sunset is not to be missed!

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The most popular dish on Wolmido Island is charcoal-grilled clams. You will be served fresh assorted clams that are grilled on-the-spot at your table. Cook well and enjoy with red chili-based sweet and sour <em>gochujang sauce. The ocean aroma will delight your taste buds. Note that the clams must be grilled until the shells pop open. Make sure you wear gloves when cooking the clams to avoid burns.

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Wolmido Island’s amusement park is called My Land. The Viking ride is considered the most thrilling among the Koreans. Give it a try if you are up for the challenge! The tagada ride is another favorite among the tourists. Known as Disco Pang-Pang in Korea, the platform spins and elevates as you hold onto the handles. Keep in mind that the DJ and operator will be relentless to the patrons.

Songdo Central Park
Communication Card

"송도 센트럴공원 은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Songdo Central Park ?

"송도 센트럴공원 (으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 연수구 송도동 78 입니다." Please go to Songdo Central Park . It is located at 78, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon.

"송도 센트럴공원은/는 어떻게 가야 하나요?" How do I get to Songdo Central Park ?

"송도 센트럴공원(으)로 가주세요. 이곳의 주소는 인천광역시 연수구 송도동 78 입니다." Please go to Songdo Central Park . It is located at 78, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon.

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On our second day at Incheon, we headed towards Incheon Bridge Observatory. The bridge connects to Incheon International Airport and is the longest bridge in Korea, the fifth longest in the world. We were unable to get a clear view due to the fog, but the scenery was beautiful nevertheless. 

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Songdo Central Park has been featured on many Korean television series such as <em>Running Man, That Winter, and the Wind Blows and in the music video for Psy's <em>Gangnam Style.

The park is Korea's first marine park and it is the perfect place for picnic due to its attractive settings.

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Songdo Central Park is surrounded by the sea and offers water taxi services, Canadian canoe rides, and family boat rides. My vehicle of choice was the family boat because I wanted something slow.
 

Incheon is near Seoul and approachable by subway. Visit for a daytrip or spend a night over for a stress-free trip filled with good food and exciting activities. Why not plan a trip to Incheon this weekend?

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