Incheon

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Incheon featuring a garden, a city and a skyscraper
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

Best Western Premier Incheon Airport
Best Western Premier Incheon Airport
4 out of 5
48-27, Gonghang-ro 424beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, Incheon, 400-719
The price is ¥7,485 per night from Sep 12 to Sep 13
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in Incheon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Very convenient from Incheon airport took me just less then 10 minutes , very quiet area , plenty of food restaurants next door a Russian bar open from 8pm till 4 am , nice breakfast. Will definitely stay again"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

Best Western Premier Incheon Airport
Grand Hyatt Incheon
Grand Hyatt Incheon
5 out of 5
208, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, Incheon, 400-719
The price is ¥22,578 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Incheon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,140 reviews)
Great staffs
"Great staffs! however maybe it's vacation time that the hotel wasn't that clean as it was in the past. It was really well maintained, clean and quiet hotel to relax and stay. I always stayed at this hotel when traveling to South Korea several times but this time public areas like swimming pools, ..."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2022

Grand Hyatt Incheon
Paradise City
Paradise City
5 out of 5
186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, 22382
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥33,243 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 20
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Incheon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a casino. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
"I had to pay to use the steam room and sauna. Most hotels allow their patrons to freely use facilities that doesn’t require staff services."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Paradise City
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.
The November Stay in Landmark
The November Stay in Landmark
3 out of 5
101, Artcenter-daero 168beon-gil, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, 22006
The price is ¥6,549 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 24
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Incheon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Songdo Central Park and Incheon Port Passenger ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (41 reviews)
Apartment style, very clean.
"Very clean and modern apartment style hotel. Just like living in a studio apartment with the amenities."

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

The November Stay in Landmark
Oakwood Premier Incheon
Oakwood Premier Incheon
5 out of 5
165, Convensia-daero, Incheon, Incheon, 21998
The price is ¥19,554 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Incheon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,768 reviews)
"Truly impressive from all perspectives and beyond reasonable expectations. Excellent service from all manner of staff. Smartly located, with Lotte Mart beside it and the beautiful Central Park beside it with the added beauty of the close proximity of Central Park subway station and another. Incheon ..."

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Oakwood Premier Incheon
Celeb Stay Songdo
Celeb Stay Songdo
3 out of 5
100, Artcenter-daero 168beon-gil, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Incheon, 22006
The price is ¥7,953 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
Stay at this 3-star golf apartment in Incheon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Songdo Central Park and Incheon Port Passenger ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (13 reviews)
넓고쾌적
"생각보다 넓고 쾌적했어요 방음도 잘되고 편의시설도 가까움"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Celeb Stay Songdo
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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