Incheon Best: Chinatown / Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village / Jayu Park / Wolmido Island

Incheon Station ์ธ์ฒœ์—ญ

์ธ์ฒœ๊ด‘์—ญ์‹œ ์ค‘๊ตฌ ์ œ๋ฌผ๋Ÿ‰๋กœ 269 (๋ถ์„ฑ๋™1๊ฐ€) | 269, Jemullyang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

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free to visit.

  • Incheon Station (line 1, exit 1). About 67 mins from Seoul Station, no line transfer required.

Besides Incheon International Airport that all visitors to Seoul know well, there are in fact many interesting attractions and good food at Incheon, worthy for a day trip from Seoul on subway line 1.

Top 3 Places To Go in Incheon:

1. Incheon Chinatown ์ธ์ฒœ ์ฐจ์ด๋‚˜ํƒ€์šด

์ธ์ฒœ ์ค‘๊ตฌ ์„ ๋ฆฐ๋™ , ๋ถ์„ฑ๋™ ์ผ๋Œ€ | Seollin-dong / Bukseong-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon

 

From Incheon Station exit 1, Chinatown entrance (a big gate) is directly across the street on the right.

www.ichinatown.or.kr

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Incheon Chinatown is the first Chinatown in Korea, formed in 1884. Rich in culture, the Chinatown street is always busy with people for its marvellous traditional Chinese food.

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What to See and Do at Incheon Chinatown:

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1. Food Street - Lined with Chinese restaurants.

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2. Samgukji & Chochanji Mural Streets โ€“ Street art that features the story of the three kingdoms.

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3. Jajangmyeon Museum (9:00-18:00, Adult: 1,000 won / Child: $500 won) - The original building of Gonghwachun Restaurant and birthplace of jajangmyeon in Korea, now a museum to preserve the history of jajangmyeon and old memories of Incheon Port.

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4. Jayu Park (/Freedom Park) - Feature the statue of General MacArthur who led the 1950 Battle of Incheon during Korean War.

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see Tourist walking map of Incheon Chinatown & Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village

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2 Best Restaurants at Incheon Chinatown

There are many Chinese restaurants at Incheon Chinatown that serve up delicious Chinese cuisine. Being the birthplace of one of Korea's favourite dishes, jajangmyeon (black bean sauce noodles), it is a must-eat for visitors to Incheon Chinatown.

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Here are 2 of the most popular restaurants at Incheon Chinatown:

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1. Gonghwachun Restaurant ๊ณตํ™”์ถ˜ (ๅ…ฑๅ’Œๆ˜ฅ on its Chinese signage)

์ธ์ฒœ๊ด‘์—ญ์‹œ ์ค‘๊ตฌ ์ฐจ์ด๋‚˜ํƒ€์šด๋กœ 43 ๊ณตํ™”์ถ˜ | 43 Chinatown-ro Jung-gu, Incheon
10:00-21:30
www.gonghwachun.co.kr

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One of the biggest and most famous restaurants in Chinatown. The four-storey restaurant is renowned for its jajangmyeon.

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2. Simnihyang ์‹ญ๋ฆฌํ–ฅ (ๅ้‡Œ้ฆ™ on its Chinese signage)
์ธ์ฒœ๊ด‘์—ญ์‹œ ์ค‘๊ตฌ ์ฐจ์ด๋‚˜ํƒ€์šด๋กœ 50-2 | 50-2 Chinatown-ro Jung-gu, Incheon
12:00-20:00

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Famous for oven-baked dumplings of different fillings (meat, sweet potatoes, white pumpkin or red beans).

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2. Jayu Park ์ž์œ ๊ณต์›

์ธ์ฒœ๊ด‘์—ญ์‹œ ์ค‘๊ตฌ ์ž์œ ๊ณต์›๋‚จ๋กœ 25 (์†กํ•™๋™1๊ฐ€) | 25, Jayugongwonnam-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

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Jayu Park (/Park of Freedom) is the favourite cherry blossoms spot in Spring (April) for the locals, accessible from Incheon Chinatown. The blossoms generally reached its peak later than Seoul. The park has a statue of General McArthur and offers spectacular views of downtown Incheon, surrounding mountains, port and sea.

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see Tourist walking map of Incheon Chinatown and to Jayu Park

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3. Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village ์†ก์›”๋™ ๋™ํ™”๋งˆ์„

์ธ์ฒœ๊ด‘์—ญ์‹œ ์ค‘๊ตฌ ๋™ํ™”๋งˆ์„๊ธธ 38 (์†ก์›”๋™3๊ฐ€) ์ผ๋Œ€ | 38, Donghwamaeul-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon

 

From Incheon Station exit 1, go through Chinatown entrance gate and walk straight, turn left at the end of the road, walk straight about 300m to reach the Fairy Tale Village.

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The colourful village was inspired by classic fairy tales from around the world.

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see Tourist Map of Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village Photo Zone

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Incheon - Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village - Map | KoreaToDo
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4. Wolmido Island ์›”๋ฏธ๋„

์ธ์ฒœ๊ด‘์—ญ์‹œ ์ค‘๊ตฌ ์›”๋ฏธ๋กœ 252 (๋ถ์„ฑ๋™1๊ฐ€) ์ผ๋Œ€ | 252, Wolmi-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

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From Incheon Station exit 1:

  • Take local bus 2, 10, 23 or 45 and get off at Wolmido City Tour Stop (for bus #2/10/23, 13 mins) or Wolmi Theme Park/Wolmi Culture Street Stop (for bus #45, 17 mins).

  • or by Taxi (10 mins).

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At Wolmido Island (connected to the mainland), one can walk along the shore to enjoy the beautiful sea views or dine at its many cafes or fresh seafood restaurants.

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see Wolmido Island Location Map & Bus Routes from Incheon Station

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a) Wolmi Street, Monorail & Musical Fountain

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b) Wolmi Theme Park

For a fun-filled day, check out the Wolmi Theme Park with its popular rides like Tagada Disco, two-storey Viking Ship, 70m high Hyper Shoot Drop and 115m high Ferris Wheel. The theme park is famous as the filming location for variety shows like 'We Got Married', Running Man' and 'Two Days and One Night'.

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Wolmi Theme Park ์›”๋ฏธํ…Œ๋งˆํŒŒํฌ
์ธ์ฒœ๊ด‘์—ญ์‹œ ์ค‘๊ตฌ ์›”๋ฏธ๋ฌธํ™”๋กœ 81 (๋ถ์„ฑ๋™1๊ฐ€) | 81, Wolmimunhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
Weekdays: 10:00-22:00 / Weekends & National Holidays: 10:00-24:00

www.my-land.kr

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c) Wolmido Light House

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d) Wolmido Cruise & Seagull Feeding

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e) Wolmido Seafood Restaurants

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Incheon - Tourist walking map of Incheon Chinatown & Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village | Incheon, South Korea

Tourist walking map of Incheon Chinatown & Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village | Incheon, South Korea

Incheon - Tourist Map of Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village Photo Zone | Incheon, South Korea

Tourist Map of Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village Photo Zone | Incheon, South Korea

Incheon - Wolmido Island Location Map & Bus Routes from Incheon Station | Incheon, South Korea

Wolmido Island Location Map & Bus Routes from Incheon Station | Incheon, South Korea

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