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Covering an area of 727 acres, Incheon Grand Park is the largest urban natural green park in the city. It is surrounded by two giant mountains, Gwanmosan Mountain and Sangassan Mountain, where you can go hiking or hill sledding. There are also a botanical garden, a children’s zoo, artificial turf playing grounds, and some beautiful lakes within the park. It is also a great place for a bike ride.
Incheon Grand Park, 236, Munemi-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon, South Korea, +82 32 466 7282
If you want to enjoy a relaxing hot bath in Incheon, you should probably go to Spasis, the biggest jjimjilbang (spa and sauna centre) in Incheon. They provide a wide range of superb facilities, including cave rooms, restaurants, swimming pools, a fitness room, a movie theatre, billiards, a children’s room, and some computers. Spasis is definitely the best place to go after a busy day sightseeing in Incheon.
Spasis, 548-21, Dohwa-dong, Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea, +82 32 866 4545
Eurwangni Beach is a cozy white sand beach located near Incheon International Airport. It is suitable for those who are looking for excitement, as banana boats and jet skis are available there. Parents and children will love Eurwangni Beach too, because the average depth of the sea is about 1.5 meters, which is not so dangerous for kids. The beach is also a great astronomical observation spot, where you will be able to appreciate the beautiful sunset, as well as gaze up at the stars and galaxies.
Eurwangni Beach, 52, Euwang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, +82 32 746 4112
Jeondeungsa Temple, located in the Samrangseong Fortress, is a religious temple built over a thousand year ago. It was used as a sanctuary enshrining family ancestors. The temple is a very grand one, with several great buildings and structures, such as the Daeungbojeon, Beomjong Bell, the Yangheonsu Victory Monument, and Yaksajeon. Daeungbojeon, the main building, is the greatest architectural marvel in the temple,containing many fine statues. The temple complex is surrounded by many trees and colourful flowers.
Going to Wolmido Island for a day trip is a fabulous idea. It takes half an hour by bus from Incheon subway station. There is a big amusement park where you can play Viking Ship, the 70-meter-high Hyper Shoot Drop, Tagada Disco, or go on the 115-meter-high Ferris Wheel. If you want to enjoy the natural environment, you can go to Wolmi Traditional Park in which many beautiful gardens, ponds, and buildings are located.
In Incheon Chinatown, there are great restaurants, informative museums, and interesting pedestrian streets, full of Chinese characteristics. You can have a look at Chinatown Paeru, Jung-san School, Euiseondang, and the Korean-Chinese Cultural Centre, where you will be able to learn about the life of ancient Chinese people in Korea. It is also the place where jajangmyun (noodles with black bean sauce) was invented, so there are many restaurant selling this delicious dish.The most ancient and popular restaurant is call Gonghwachun, which is really worth trying.
Located in Incheon International Airport, Korea Traditional Cultural Experience Centre is the best place for you to understand Korean culture. The centre is interesting and informative, you can join their traditional craft workshop, appreciate art performances, or just walk around their exhibition and booths selling traditional cultural products, such as ceramic, lacquer, and knot-tying accessories. If you are interested in Korean culture, you can chat with the staff, as everyone can speak fluent English.
Buam Galbi is a Korean barbecue restaurant opened in 1978, which serves diners with the freshest and finest meats. It is so popular that many locals, tourists, and even celebrities love eating there. They offer a wide range of meat and seafood, while the most famous dishes include pork belly, hen-u (Korean native cattle), and ox tongue, which are all succulent, juicy and tasty. Besides food, their service is brilliant, as the staff are friendly and they will help you to grill and cut the meat.
Buam Galbi, 130-12 Ganseok 2-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon, South Korea, +82 32 425 5538