Not only a historically and economically significant place for Koreans, Incheon is also a great tourist destination for many foreigners. In this blog post, let’s find out Top good places to go in Incheon with K-town.
- Market in Incheon
Incheon is famous with its traditional food and flea markets. One of the best markets in Incheon should be Incheon Fishery Market (연안부두 종합어시장), where fresh seafood and raw fish can be bought at a low price and distributed to the Seoul metropolitan area. The people around here are really friendly and always willing to recommend good products for tourists. Opening hours is 5am-9pm daily
Also, you can visit Sinpo International Market (신포 국제시장), a representative market in Incheon with more than 100 years of history. This market has variety of delicious foods, and the most famous food is chicken Gangjeong. It opens from 10am to 9:30pm everyday.
One more market in Incheon for you to visit is Sorae Pogu Traditional Fish Market (소래포구 어시장) which is famous for selling fresh blue swimming crab. Every morning, tourists are able to buy the freshly caught crabs, that are extremely sweet and sold at a good price. The opening hours is 9am-9pm daily.
- Food and Drink
One of a good places to go in Incheon for food and drink is Bupyeong and Guwol-dong Rodeo Street. These are two main areas for food and drink. It has the advantage of being able to enjoy a meal with drinks. A variety of genres is available. Korean food generally offers a delightful and exciting experience. If you are is not familiar with Korean food, there are also many American and Italian restaurants which could be a safe bet for foreign visitors.
Moreover, Incheon is famed for its Jjolmyeon, a type of Korean noodle with a very chewy texture made from wheat flour and starch, or a cold and spicy dish made with the noodles and vegetables. Jjolmyeon can add a lot of vegetables such as cabbage and bean sprouts. The spicy and hot sauce is a combination of gochujang (chili pepper paste), vinegar, sugar, and minced garlic. It is also a type of bibim guksu. So when u visit Incheon, make sure you don’t miss the dish that representative this city.
- Top attractions in Incheon
When it comes to top good places go to in Incheon, we have to mention Incheon Art Platform where complex of 1930s and ‘40s brick warehouses was turned over to the Incheon Foundation for Arts and Culture, which has created gallery spaces and artist residency studios. Performances and events are also held here, and there is a light-filled cafe with plenty of art books. Many Korean Drama was flimed here such as Goblin, Dream High…
Furthermore, you can also visit Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall. This sombre, strikingly designed museum commemorates the daring attack in which some 70,000 UN and South Korean troops took part in a surprise landing in Incheon in 1950, supported by 260 warships. The displays include newsreel films of the Korean War, plus guided missiles and amphibious landing crafts.
Additionally, Wolmido is also a good place to visit since it is historically notable as the site of the Incheon Landing Operations during the Korean War, today the former island of Wolmi is a leisure area offering a Coney Island–style waterfront boardwalk and small amusement park. It also has the forested Wolmi Park with tranquil walking trails leading to traditional gardens, the Wolmi Observatory with its panoramic views and the Korean Emigration History Museum.