The port city of Incheon is a bustling metropolis where cultural landmarks are scattered through vibrant neighbourhoods with modern dining, arts and sporting facilities. Incheon’s waterfront areas are particularly beautiful, revealing a historic fish market, oceanfront restaurants and islands dotting the Yellow Sea.
Things to do in Incheon
If you’re hanging around the city centre, make sure you visit the former military base at Wolmi Park. It’s now a tranquil parkland with shaded walking paths, a palace garden and an observatory overlooking Incheon’s port. Nearby, you’ll find Incheon Fish Market, a bustling expanse of stall holders selling fresh catches of fish, crustaceans and other seafood.
Interested in local art? Visit the Incheon Art Platform and admire the rotating exhibitions of local artwork, from murals and drawings to sculptures. Duck over to Korea’s only official Chinatown to explore a collection of authentic Chinese architecture, dine on quality Chinese food and purchase unique souvenirs.
If you’re travelling with your family, take the kids to Aqua Planet ILSAN, about one hour away on public transport, to see animal feedings, diving shows and diverse marine life. Make a day trip to the nearby One Mont, an expansive water park with wave pools and waterslides, along with rooftop sledding and an artificial ski slope.
Take a break from the city with a ferry ride over to Muuido, a small island with two scenic beaches with overnight cabanas and shellfish. Slightly further out is the island of Deokjeokdo, which features hiking trails, lush rainforest and two sandy beaches.
Getting around Incheon
Incheon’s subway system is one of the fastest ways to get around the city. You can also catch the local bus to outer neighbourhoods, inner-city spots and nearby cities. Taxis are ideal for late-night transport, while ferries will get you to the islands.