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Top 15 Best Things to Do In Incheon, South Korea

Incheon Tourist Attractions, Best Activities to do, and Places to Visit in Incheon

Jeondeungsa Temple photo via

What are the Top Tourist Attractions to Visit in Incheon, South Korea?

Incheon has carved a reputation as a great model for building a smart city in recent years. For this reason, the city is always welcoming people from all over the world coming to visit for different reasons, including business and leisure. Location-wise, Incheon is located along the shores of the Yellow Sea and within the Seoul Metropolitan Area and even uses the same metro network. Incheon is a tech and industrial city and prides itself as home to the only Chinatown in South Korea.

Things to Do in Incheon
Things to Do in Incheon

The city of Incheon is growing at a startling rate, thanks to the hi-tech Songdo International Business District, a smart city built from scratch on 600 hectares of reclaimed land along the shores of the Yellow Sea.

When it comes to vacation destinations within the Incheon, the city is a departure point for a collection of 168 atolls linked to the city by the iconic Incheon Bridge. In contrast, others still remain undiscovered holiday escapes that can be reached by speed boats.

If you are planning a visit to Incheon, bet it for leisure or business, we have compiled a list of 15 best things to do in the city, and we hope you visit all or a number of them.

Things to Do in Incheon

Explore Incheon Grand Park

Incheon Grand Park
Incheon Grand Park

Let’s start with nature. Assuming that you have had a long flight to Incheon, you may want to take a few moments to refresh and calm your nerves, and there is no better place to do that than at the Incheon Grand Park. Situated at the base of two peaks and on 727 acres, the park offers a great place to idle and admire the gardens, arboretum and zoos, and many ecological areas.

The zoo and arboretum are home to more than 200 animals, including the Pungsan dogs, Japanese macaques, ostriches, and even sheep.

On the other hand, the rose garden can be breathtaking in the summer.

Songdo Central Park

Songdo Central Park
Songdo Central Park

Still, in the spirit of relaxation and unwinding, Songdo Central Park is another excellent option to find plenty of green spaces. It is located in the space-age Songdo International Business District on 100 acres of land, edged by tall buildings and occupying almost a tenth of the district’s total area. The park is divided into two sections by seawater canal that refills every 24 hours. A few meters west of the park is the famous Tri-Bowl – a cultural venue for live performances and exhibitions.

Among the things you can do at the park include riding a water taxi, a canoe, or a pedal boat.


G-Tower Incheon photos via
G-Tower Incheon photos via

Looking towards the northwest from Central Park, you will see a peculiar skyscraper designed in geometric shapes. The building is called G-Tower and is home to numerous international organizations such as the United Nations.

You want to visit this tower to watch the fantastic sunset. Oh, and it is also free to enter.

Sinpo International Market

Now that you are beginning to get the grip of Incheon, it is time to immerse yourself deeper into the Korean culture. Sinpo International Market was officially opened in 1970 and today is one of the trademarks of Incheon. It receives huge numbers of tourists daily.

The market is also the best place in the city to try some delectable street food, such as fried dumplings (mandu), spicy, chewy noodles (jjolmyeon), and fried chicken (dakgangjeong).

Incheon Chinatown

 Incheon Chinatown entrance with Chinese traditional gate photo via
Incheon Chinatown entrance with Chinese traditional gate photo via

As the only Chinatown in Korea, there are plenty of reasons to visit this part of Incheon. It is located in Jung-gu, just across the street from Incheon Station, and consists of interesting architectural flourishes.

Here you will also find plenty of Korean delicacies such as sweet and sour pork, Kung pao chicken, and more.

Jeondeungsa Temple

Jeondeungsa Temple photo via
Jeondeungsa Temple photo via

Address: 37-41 Jeondeungsa-ro, Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, South Korea

Within the Samrangseong Fortress, Joendeungsa Temple is a century-year-old with smaller temples inside the complex. There are many statues inside the complex and Yangheonsu Victory Monument and Beomjong Bell.

Wolmido Island

Wolmi amusement park after Sunset at incheon, south korea.
Wolmi amusement park after Sunset at Incheon, South Korea photo via

Wolmido is one of the many islands in the city, and visiting it is one of the best things to do in Incheon. The island is shaped like a half-moon and only a kilometer off the coast of Incheon. Instead of renting a boat, you can reach the island via monorail for an incredible experience.


If you want somewhere to recharge your batteries after a long day of exploring Incheon, the Spasis is the place to be. The location is packed with many Jacuzzis and spas, an eatery, and a movie theater.

The place is also open for 24 hours.

Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village

Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village photo via
Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village photo via

Close to Chinatown and the harbor is Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village, a residential neighborhood from the 19th century. This area is best for photo ops as it features endless scenes from Pinocchio, the Wizard of Oz, Jack and the Beanstalk, Doraemon, Bambi, and Snow White.


Sunset in Baengnyeongdo
Sunset in Baengnyeongdo

Despite the journey from the shores to the island being four hours, many people usually crowd the ferry to Baengnyeongdo. The island has a population of around 4,300, and if you are lucky during your visit (on a clear day), you can see Changsan Cape in North Korea.

However, what attracts many people to this island are the incredible rock formations, cliffs, and crags of Dumujin.

The island also features some beautiful beaches to relax in.

Ara Canal

One of the parks on Ara Canal photo by pkh409 via Wikipedia CC
One of the parks on Ara Canal photo by pkh409 via Wikipedia CC

This 18 kilometers strip links the Han River with the Yellow Sea via the Seo-gu district in Incheon to Gangseo-gu in Seoul. It is first-ever Korea’s inland waterway and offers a unique experience even by a canal standard.

Along the waterway, you will be able to see some impressive features such as an artificial Ara Waterfall as well as an inspiring AraMaru Skywalk Bridge.

Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living

To learn about the past of Incheon, book yourself into this riveting museum in Songhyun Park, Dong-gu District. Inside the museum, you will discover exciting facts about the moon village (Dordogne), a government-designated settlement for low-income people who migrated from the hilltops between the 1960s and 1970s.

Incheon Bridge

See Incheon Bridge at Night photo via
See Incheon Bridge at Night photo via

The Incheon Bridge holds a few records you may find interesting. First, it is the longest bridge in South Korea and the tenth-longest cable-stayed bridge on earth. It links the Incheon International Airport and the Yeongjeong Island to the Songdo mainland.

The bridge passes over the main waterway for ships in and out of the Incheon Port.

The Memorial Hall For Incheon Landing Operation

The Memorial Hall For Incheon Landing Operation photo via
The Memorial Hall For Incheon Landing Operation photo via

This hall commemorates the Battle of Incheon. Visiting this place, you will learn everything there is to learn about the landing operation, war artifacts, decisive events during the war, as well as tanks, aircraft, and missiles.

Eurwangni Beach

Eurwangni Beach photo via
Eurwangni Beach photo via

Located near the airport, Eurwangni Beach is the place to be for surfing, swimming, fishing, or just relaxing. The water is shallow, making it safe for children, and the sunset – very dramatic!

Incheon Travel and Tour Packages

To help you plan out your visit to Incheon, we listed places to visit and things to do for your itinerary. We also listed some of the best Incheon travel and tour packages, as well as excellent flight deals and accommodation.

Tripadvisor has a list of the best Incheon vacation packages. You may check out Airbnbs listings in Incheon for cheap but high-quality accommodation.

Searching for the best Incheon hotels, resorts, and affordable flights in the nearby Cities? Check out our list of cheap Incheon hotels and resorts via Agoda, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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