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Korea’s third-largest city is a fascinating mix of political history, modern shopping malls and entertainment districts, and remote outer islands. 

The port city of Incheon has many facets. Visit the location where General MacArthur made the invasion that altered the destiny of the Korean War and the memorials and museums that honour him. Eat fresh fish on the tranquil outer islands and enjoy superb shopping and nightlife in the city’s lively centre.

As Korea’s major transport hub, Incheon has the country’s largest airport, an industrial seaport and major bus and train centres within the city limits. Many head straight to Seoul, located just 36 kilometres (22 miles) to the east, but at weekends Incheon is where Seoulites come to relax, shop and enjoy some fresh sea air.

Incheon is politically distinct from the capital, and is famously the location for the Incheon Landings in 1950. Locals are extremely proud of this and you’ll find a memorial statue of General Douglas MacArthur in Jayu Park. At the Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall, which is free to enter, peruse photographs that show what life was like at the time of the landings as well as military-themed photos. Next door to the memorial hall is the Incheon Metropolitan City Museum where you can learn more about the city’s history and take part in experiences such as traditional games and craft.

If you’re looking for designer shopping, excellent restaurants and lively nightlife then the central Bupyeong area is the place to go. Nearby you’ll find Jung-gu, home to Korea’s only Chinatown. Explore the markets and sample tasty food from the restaurants.

Take a trip to the Incheon Islands which lie just offshore. Two of the most popular are Yeongjong Island and Ganghwado Island, which has a famous market specialising in rush mats and ginseng.

A good subway system connects all of Incheon’s major sights and districts. If you can’t find a subway stop for where you want to go there will almost certainly be a bus, so you’ll never have problem getting around the city. Use the giant Northeast Asia Trade Tower, Korea’s tallest building, as a landmark.

Top Hotels in Incheon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Paradise City
Paradise City
5 out of 5
186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $250 per night

Located near the airport, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of BMW Driving Center, Geuppo Beach, and Marsian Beach. Silmido Beach and Silmido ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (947 reviews)

"Amazing experience even with the corona virus craziness. Thank you"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Paradise City
Grand Hyatt Incheon
Grand Hyatt Incheon
5 out of 5
208, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, Incheon
The price is $163 per night

Located in Jung-gu, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of BMW Driving Center, Geuppo Beach, and Marsian Beach. Silmido Island and Silmido Beach are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,443 reviews)

"Very friendly and we felt safe and cared for especially during COVID-19"…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Grand Hyatt Incheon
Oakwood Premier Incheon
Oakwood Premier Incheon
4.5 out of 5
165, Convensia-daero, Incheon, Incheon
The price is $134 per night

Located in Songdo, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Songdo Convensia Convention Center and NC Cube Canal Walk. Songdo Central Park and Hyundai ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,223 reviews)

"Great location. Great rooms for price. Like mini kitchenette."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Oakwood Premier Incheon

Popular places to visit in Incheon

Songdo Central Park
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Songdo Central Park

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Find a pleasant oasis along the water in this large, bustling city. Canoe, ride a bike, relax on the lawn or visit rabbits and deer.

Port of Incheon
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Port of Incheon

4/5(19 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Incheon with a trip to Port of Incheon. Wander the Chinatown and waterfront in the area.

Incheon Bridge
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Incheon Bridge

4/5(32 reviews)

Take incredible photos against the unmistakable background of this bridge, which is an architectural triumph that is stunning by night and by day. 

NC Cube Canal Walk
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NC Cube Canal Walk

4/5(4 reviews)

This wonderfully designed shopping complex is as great a place to wander or to sip coffee as it is to browse for the latest South Korean trends. 

Wolmi Theme Park
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Wolmi Theme Park

3.5/5(3 reviews)

Enjoy a stop at Wolmi Theme Park, an entertaining place to visit in Incheon. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Jayu Park
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Jayu Park

3.5/5(2 reviews)

Appreciate the gorgeous sea views from this well-maintained park, which is studded with a wide array of sculptures and statues. 

Top things to do in Incheon

Discover Seoul Pass Card (24/48/72 hours)
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Discover Seoul Pass Card (24/48/72 hours)

$33
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Seeing Incheon city Day Tour
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Seeing Incheon city Day Tour

$123
Per adult
Discover Seoul 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass (Redemption Required)
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Discover Seoul 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass (Redemption Required)

$40
Per adult
Limited: BTS Edition Discover Seoul Pass
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Limited: BTS Edition Discover Seoul Pass

$43
Per adult
UNESCO World Heritage Korea with Seoul(incl,APT Transfer)
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UNESCO World Heritage Korea with Seoul(incl,APT Transfer)

$3,249
Per adult
Incheon Airport Transfer- Private service between Airport and Seoul (1-7 pax)
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Incheon Airport Transfer- Private service between Airport and Seoul (1-7 pax)

$101
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Incheon

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

A place to return and continue to explore!

3/5 - Okay

DPK

May 5, 2020

Try the Songdo City Bar and Restaurant near the Sheraton Hotel, it has a good brunch on weekends.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

I only stayed inside the airport terminal... it was very pleasant and was great to have all the shopping and food options during my stay.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 4, 2020

nice to play casino. near by airport is good point.

3/5 - Okay

A.F

Feb 14, 2020

Taxi drivers and airport workers are rude. Hard to communicate with them even though we used translation app.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2020

Very clean, quiet, and helpful.