Incheon is a beautiful city with amazing things to do, such as soaking up nature at Songdo Park, being devout at Yonggungsa, and many more!
Incheon is a metropolitan city in Seoul synonymous with vibrant and hip. Once you come here, you will find a variety of places where you won’t be able to feel bored. You’ll want your itinerary to be packed with no gaps so that you don’t miss out on anything.
Take a walk in Songdo Central Park
The first one on the list of things to do in Incheon is visiting the Songdo Central Park. You will find this at Songdo International Business District. The park was created for the purpose of being a recreational park for the residents of Songdo, Incheon and beyond. Songdo is just a beautiful place and the best place to roam around for a relaxing day trip.
The Park has grassland but isn’t fooled by its presence because it is entirely man-made, sculptured from a purely deserted reclaimed land. There is a waterway which can also be called an artificial lake, which is continuously cleaned by barges. You can hire boats to row on that lake. Inns, restaurants and cafes are found in abundance; reach out to any which serves your preference. If you are a resident here or working around that place, then it can also become your favorite place for some walk after a tedious at the office.
Incheon Grand Park
Another place of nature is Incheon Grand Park. It is the city’s largest urban park, covering 727 acres of land. This beautiful botanical garden with cherry blossoms is surrounded by two giant mountains- Sangassan and Gwanmosang. You can also opt for hill sledding and hiking. Other amenities like a children’s zoo, botanical garden, artificial turf ground are used as playgrounds. Thus, you will find a chaos of children preoccupying significant space in the park.
Families often come and camp here under the while sky and clean air. A stream runs through the park, carrying cool and tranquil water. There is also a large pond where sitting arrangements are also made.
Be a devout Yonggungsa Temple
Yonggungsa was originally founded in the 8th century is located in the deep centric of the northeastern slopes of Baegunsan Mountain. It is located in the same region as the Incheon International Airport. The temple’s history is quite interesting; it was initially built and named as ‘Baegunsa’ by King Munmu. It was later re-built and re-named by Heungseon Daewongun, who stayed at the temple for ten years and prayed for his son’s ascent to the throne.
This temple covers a huge landscape and has various buildings such as Yosachae (home of the monks), Gwaneumjeon (re-constructed by Heungseon Daewongun), Yonghwanggak, and Chilseonggak.
Shop at Sinpo International Market
If you have some idea about the city Incheon, you might definitely hear this name called ‘Sinpo International Market.’ It is a huge market with over one forty stores currently, but started with few vendors to sell vegetables to the Japanese, Chinese and Western settlers in the area after the formation of Incheon Port.
This extensive market offers each customer a variety of clothes, shoes, food items like vegetables, fish etc. It is popular for stalls purveying savory dishes such as mandu, egg tart, dakgangjeong.
Keep your inner child happy at Wolmido Island
Located not too far from the coast of Incheon, Wolmido Island has almost become mainland with the creation of a new highway. The cultural street starts onwards Doodle Pillar and continues till Performance Square, Good Harvest Square and other prominent highlights. You will also find various cafes, seafood restaurants serving fresh seafood right coming from the coast. However, it is not as big as other theme parks in Korea but features Viking rides and Apollo Disco, which attracts many localities during the weekends.
Wolmido Island is also one of the filming locations of the trending K-drama Squid Game.
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