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IncheonSouth Korea

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.

Where to stay in Incheon

Songdo, Incheon, Incheon, South Korea

Songdo

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Noted for its shopping and restaurants, there's plenty to explore in Songdo. Top attractions like Songdo Central Park and Hyundai Premium Outlet Songdo are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at BIT Zone Station or University of Incheon Station to see more of the city.

Songdo
Yeongjong-dong, Incheon, Incheon, South Korea

Yeongjong-dong

3/5(1 area review)

Travellers enjoy Yeongjong-dong for its theme parks and seafood restaurants. Consider checking out Yeongjong Pier while you're in the area.

Yeongjong-dong
Incheon as well as a small group of people

Namdong-gu

Get to know Namdong-gu and its many features like its bars and museums. You might want to explore sights like Sorae Fish Market and Sorae Ecology Park, and you can jump on the metro at Namdong-gu Office Station or Mansu Station to get around the city.

Namdong-gu
Bupyeong, Incheon, Incheon, South Korea

Bupyeong

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

The restaurants and parks are just a few things visitors like about Bupyeong. Woongjin Play City and Shinri Park are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Bupyeong Market Station or Bupyeong Station to get around the larger area.

Bupyeong
Wolmi Traditional Park featuring a garden, a sunset and heritage elements

Jung-gu

4/5Very Good!(46 area reviews)

Noted for its coffee shops and seaside views, there's plenty to explore in Jung-gu. Top attractions like Incheon Bridge and Incheon Port Passenger Terminal are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Incheon international Airport Cargo Terminal Station or Incheon International Airport Station to see more of the city.

Jung-gu
Gyeyang, Incheon, Incheon, South Korea

Gyeyang

Get to know Gyeyang and its many features like its mountain views and restaurants. You might want to explore sights like Gyeyangsan Mountain and Seoun Sports Park, and you can jump on the metro at Bakchon Station or Imhak Station to get around the city.

Gyeyang

Top hotels in Incheon

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 £158 per night from 19 Nov to 20 Nov

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (968 reviews)
Casino comfortable beds and great breakfast!

"Great stay with friends! We went for a swim and hit the sauna and then to the casino. It would be nice to know when booking that fitness room can only be used once! For a 5 star facility it should be accessible like most hotel as many times as you feel during your stay."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jun 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 £117 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

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

4.3/5Excellent! (1,437 reviews)
Thumbs up

"Excellent experience, especially in this corona time. The only complaint I have, is the internet connection and that is not possible to use Netflix on the TV."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020

Grand Hyatt Incheon
Oakwood Premier Incheon
Oakwood Premier Incheon
4.5 out of 5
165, Convensia-daero, Incheon, Incheon
The price is £119 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

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! (1,302 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Oakwood Premier Incheon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Incheon

Oakwood Premier Incheon
Oakwood Premier Incheon
4.5 out of 5
165, Convensia-daero, Incheon, Incheon
The price is £119 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

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! (1,302 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Oakwood Premier Incheon
The November Stay in Songdo Honestar
The November Stay in Songdo Honestar
2.5 out of 5
157, Songdogukje-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Incheon
The price is £57 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov

Located in Songdo, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Triple Street and Hyundai Premium Outlet Songdo. Songdo Central Park and University of Incheon are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (219 reviews)

"This is a nice place to stay. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste are all provided as are washing up liquid and dishcloths. The beds are comfortable too. The only downside for me was the automatic light that comes on in the entrance to the room which is irritating if you use the ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

The November Stay in Songdo Honestar
Canal Walk Aparthotel
Canal Walk Aparthotel
3 out of 5
#140, Bldg.302, Canal Walk Autumn, 107 Art center dae-ro, Yeounsu gu, Incheon
The price is £61 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov

Located in Songdo, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of NC Cube Canal Walk, Songdo Central Park and Port of Incheon. Hyundai Premium Outlet Songdo and ...

4/5Very Good! (173 reviews)

"Clean and convenient for the conference I was attending."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2019

Canal Walk Aparthotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Incheon

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Top Destination

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

1 Dec 2019

Limited choices for drinking other than going into Seoul itself.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Nov 2019

Incheon it’s fabulous. There are lots of green spaces and parks. The G tower is a fabulous place to visit – Do make sure you go to the Engage Lunge as well. It’s a great enterprise and worth supporting

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Nov 2019

Good place

5/5 - Excellent

Jinjayn

7 Sep 2019

I really like Incheon

4/5 - Good

Thomas

2 Sep 2019

Airport stays are generally dull, corporate hotels and nothing else but if you know how to use the public transport in the area there are some amazing local areas to explore including beaches and islands connected with bridges.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

24 Aug 2019

Didn't see much of the city as it was a layover, i would like to visit the city but not staying at the hotel despite the pleasant staff.

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