Incheon

Incheon is South Korea's 4th largest city. As the largest seaport on the west coast and home to the country's largest airport, Incheon International Airport, Incheon is South Korea's most important transport hub. Also regarded as part of the greater Seoul metropolitan area due to part of it bordering the capital.


In 2014, Incheon will host the 17th Asian Games. This video also contains interesting information about Incheon and its surrounding Tourist atractions.





Hot spots to visit

Bupyeong

Bupyeong is the most vibrant zone in Incheon, frequented by a larger number of foreigners. The district is excellent for both shopping and eating, whilst its bars are perpetually packed at the weekends.

The below picture is the Incheon Bupyeong Pungmul Festival which occurs in June. This festival presents an extremely large variety of Pungmul (folk music) performances.



Arts Centre

An arts and entertainment venue, which refers also to a subway station and area in Guwol-dong. Located here are many large department stores, cinemas, designer shops, and a central square full of restaurants (Rodeo Street)



ChinaTown

Incheon Chinatown area is the only one in Korea. It began with the opening of the Incheon Port in 1883 and the opening of the Chinese Consulate in 1884. During the 1940's, Incheon Chinatown was expert in trading Chinese silk, oriental medicine herbs, and chinaware. Its population reached great heights and the place was crowded with hundreds of Chinese restaurants. The Korean War however made the Incheon Chinatown shrink from its previous glory and the area is now just a small town.






Jayu Park

Known in English as Freedom Park, located next to Chinatown. It is famous as the location of General MacArthur's statue, as well as a memorial to the centennial anniversary of U.S. and South Korea relations. A very nice park with many unique features.





Songdo International City

A multi-billion dollar city still under development. Whilst Korea's tallest building, the North Asia Trade Tower, is already complete, the area is still essentially a very quite. The world's tallest twin tower buildings, 151 Incheon Tower, is in the early stages of construction. As part of the Free Economic Zone, Songdo represents the future of Incheon as an international destination in its own right.



Incheon Bridge

The longest bridge in South Korea is also known as the Incheon Grand Bridge. Is the world's seventh longest cable-stayed bridge as of October 2010.




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