Incheon Sights and Landmarks Guide, South Korea
Incheon is popular not just because it is home to Korea’s International Airport, but because it also offers a lot of historical and modern sights. You can either take a trip to the nearby islands, or stay in the city to visit some of its amusement parks and other religious or historical sites.
The islands situated by the Yellow Sea are major tourist attractions which are well connected to Incheon. Some of the islands have been urbanized by recent times, while a number of them resisted to be modernized to retain its primitive form that basically adds appeal to the travelers.
One of the popular islands towards the west coast is the beautiful and rugged Yeonpyeong Island that comes with stony cliffs where one can take a peek at the panoramic view of the sea and the island itself. The most visited high point in the island is called the Butterfly cliff where travelers bring their family with them to take pictures and savor the view with binoculars.
If you want an island that would take you closer to the sea creatures, then Modo Island should be listed in your travel itinerary since it offers extensive tidal flats where you could find a variety of crabs, shellfish, and at low tide, you could even spot an octopus. The heavy forested island, which is the Muuido Island, is simply spectacular.
A taste of distinctive Chinese atmosphere can be found in Incheon’s Chinatown. This is the only Chinatown in Korea which was established in the 1800s and the remnants of its busy yesteryears can still be seen today.
Visiting the Songdo Amusement Park will get you different seasonal treats. The amusement park has a beach that you can enjoy during summer, a sledding hill during winter, a tower for the thrilling bungee jumping, and other usual rides found in an amusement park. It is perhaps the best place to visit in the city for people to watch since it gets a bit crowded during the weekends.
For people who want a taste of Incheon’s history or religion, a number of historical and religious spots are located in the city. Goryeo Palace is one example which played a vital part of Korea’s battle against the Mongolian invaders during the 13th century.
Another spot worth visiting is the Ganghwa Sanseong Fort that was built around 700 years ago and is a stone fortress.
Incheon has indeed a lot to offer to tourists that visit the city, whether for an adventurous trip to the islands, exciting spots in the mainland, or simply enjoying the beaches and numerous restaurants that offer the best of sea food.
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