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Updated Things to Do on Yeongjongdo

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Yeongjongdo the Hamptons of Seoul

favorite places in Yeongjongdo

More resturants listing

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Yeongjongdo, the island where the Incheon Airport is located has lots of things going on besides the airport.  Here are some of my favorite spots.  We have been living here off and on since 2016 and over time it has gotten a lot nicer a place to live.  The traffic is not too bad, the air is the cleanest in the region and there are so many Restaurants from around the world walking distance from my house.

And Seoul is about an hour away by subway or driving.

Intro to the city  (internet article)

Yeongjong International City Accelerating the Speed for Sustainable Growth

Yeongjong International City,  (formerly called Airport New City) which is growing into a global tourism and leisure city with its amazing natural environment, is recently drawing attention with various pieces of good news. The development of international tourist attractions in relation to the Incheon International Airport has gone into full swing, starting with the existing large-scale resort complex projects. At the same time, the infrastructure for the convenience of the citizens and visitors is also being rapidly built.

Han sang Dream Island

– Location: Jungian-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon Metropolitan City

– Site : 3.32 million ㎡

– Investment Amount: KRW 2.0321 trillion from the private sector

– Completion: 2022 (Scheduled)

– Details: waterpark, aquarium, luxury hotel, shopping mall, education and research facilities, and theme park

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Han sang Dream Island Held

On June 24, the groundbreaking ceremony for Han sang Dream Island was held at Lotte Hotel Seoul. More than 200 participants attended the ceremony, including the IFEZ General Director Yoo Byeong-Yoon, Chairman Kim Hee-choul and Vice Chairman Jo Guang-hui of Industry and Economy Committee of Incheon Metropolitan Council, and businessmen and investors from home and abroad. The ceremony was followed by the groundbreaking celebrating luncheon at Gyeongwonjae Ambassador Incheon in Songdo International City, attended by Deputy Mayor for Economic Policy of Incheon Metropolitan City Heo Jong-sik, the World Federation of Korean Association of Commerce, and the project implementers.
The Hansang Dream Island project involves a large-scale capital investment into the site and building construction. Therefore, the critical success factor is to secure the capital from the private sector for investment. Against this backdrop, the investment seminar for invited investors was also held on the groundbreaking ceremony day.
The Hansang Dream Island is a project to develop international marine tourism spots in the large area formed by the reclamation of soil dredged from the sea to maintain the sea level of Incheon Port. In the 3.32 million ㎡ site, an area 1.1 times Yeouido, the capital from the private sector, KRW 2.0321 trillion will be invested by 2022 and a waterpark, aquarium, luxury hotel, shopping mall, education and research facilities, and a theme park will be established.
The IFEZ expects that the establishment of the Hansang Dream Island will trigger production worth approximately KRW 15 trillion and creation of 18,000 jobs, contributing to the vitalization of local economy. At the same time, it is expected that the construction will contribute to the job creation of Incheon area, increase in tax revenue, attraction of foreign investment, and expansion of attracting tourists.

Development Project
for Yongyu·Muui,
Yeongjong International City

Yongyu Ocean View

  • Location: San 70-1 Eurwang-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, Korea
  • Project Expenses: KRW 264.8 billion
  • Details: hotel, condominium, park, etc.
  • Completion: 2020 (scheduled)

Muui Solaire Resort Complex

  • Location: Muuido and Silmido, Jung-gu, Incheon, Korea
  • Project Expenses: KRW 1.5 trillion
  • Details: hotel, waterpark, ocean theme park
  • Completion: 2022 (scheduled)

Muui LK

  • Location: San 349, Muui-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, Korea
  • Project Expenses: KRW 190 billion
  • Details: private villas, convention hall, condominium, etc.
  • Completion: 2020 (scheduled)

Eurwangsan Mountain IFUS Hill

  • Location: 77-4, Eurwang-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, Korea
  • Project Expenses: KRW 230 billion
  • Details: Korean-style Hollywood theme park
  • Completion: 2024 (scheduled)

Paradise City

Building Tourism Hub in Northeast Asia by Clustering Complex Resorts

 

Construction has started for large-scale clustered resorts with a casino, shopping mall, and convention facilities in Yeongjong International City, according to schedule. The city is now ambitiously working to realize its vision to become an international tourist destination, as popular as Singapore, Macao, and Las Vegas.
Paradise City, an integrated resort opened in 2017, will expand its accommodation facilities, exhibition halls and theaters by 2022, investing an additional KRW 500 billion. The resort currently has 711 guest rooms in luxurious condition, convention facilities, and a casino. Approximately 2.5 million visitors have come to Paradise City as of July 2019.

 

Inspire Integrated Resort Project, the largest project in Korea, is also attracting intensive attention. Inspire, the project owner, will invest approximately KRW 1.8 trillion for the 1st phase to establish three hotel buildings (1,256 rooms), Inspire Dome, an arena, and shopping malls to open. Then, KRW 6 trillion in total will be invested to develop a 6-star hotel, a theater, and a casino for foreigners in the site of 4.37 million ㎡.
In Midan City, the 2nd phase development for Caesars Korea (high-rise residential and office-tel building) has passed the first stage of licensing, the landscape deliberation, with conditions, driving momentum for project implementation. With the implementation, a housing facility for 1,098 households and an arcade in the scale of 4 basement floors and 33 ground floors will be built in Midan City.
When these integrated resorts of Caesars Korea and Inspire are respectively opened three integrated casino resorts, including Paradise City, will be established in Yeongjong International City, creating more than 20,000 new jobs. The city is expected to become the largest integrated resort city in Northeast Asia.

Inspire Integrated Resort

Caesars Korea Integrated Resort

MOU Signed for On-demand Public Transportation in
Yeongjong International City

Enjoy Upgraded Quality of Life by Continuously
Established Infrastructures

Comment:  delayed will probably open late 2022 a year behind schedule due to COVID pandemic travel collapse.

Incheon Metropolitan City and Hyundai Motors consortium signed an MOU for on-demand public transportation in Yeongjong International City on June 21. Based on this, the Hyundai Motors will introduce the MoD service that operates vehicles according to the demand of passengers, based on the cutting-edge AI, in collaboration with Hyundai AutoEver to dramatically increase the efficiency in system operation.
The MoD service is an innovative mobility service with an algorithm that calculates the optimal path and vehicle arrangement by the entering the points of departure and destination via a smartphone application, enabling a vehicle to be arranged to the nearest bus stop. This will dramatically decrease the waiting time of users.
In addition, a hospital-level medical institute opened in Yeongjong International City to meet the increasing demand for medical services. On July 15, in Jungsan-dong of Yeongjong International City, Yeongjong International Hospital of Sungse Medical Foundation was opened. Yeongjong International Hospital has a 37-bed ward, internal medicine, orthopedics, neurosurgery, pediatrics, radiology, outpatients clinic, surgery room, rehabilitation center, and endoscopy center.
At present, Yeongjong International City has clinics, dentist clinics, oriental medicine clinics (48 in total), and one nursing hospital. Yeongjong International Hospital is the first hospital-level medical institute with 30 to 100 beds, in Yeongjong International City. The IFEZ expects that the opening of Yeongjong International Hospital will be the beginning of quality medical service for the citizens of Yeongjong International City who had undergone inconveniences in medical service. In addition, the IFEZ plans to make diversified efforts to attract a general hospital in Yeongjong International City.

Yeongjong International Hospital, the First Hospital-level Medical Institute in
Yeongjong International City

A hospital-level medical institute opened in Yeongjong International City. This will upgrade the quality of medical service in the region.

Restaurants

There are six restaurant districts on the island.   Most are located either in Yeongjongdo International City (formerly called Airport New City) where I live,  along a new Café Street in Yeongjongdo International city, in Sky City, near the beaches or near the airport.

There are a number of resturants across the street from the Unseo railroad station, on both sides of the station, many are in the Howard Johnson building or near by.

Here are some of my favorite spots to eat

Restaurants near Unseo Station

Howard Johnson  Cafeteria

Best western style breakfast around

In the hotel third floor

Yong 9 Beer – Gonghang Sindosi

#121 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

6 reviews

114, Yeongjong-daero, Jung-gu

Cuisines: Cafe

Bbq Chicken

#2,229 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

3, Sindosinam-ro142beon-Gil

Sanggu Pocha

#2,353 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

2, Sindosinam-ro141beon-Gil

Pancake Juhyeon Daeok

#1,917 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

100, Yeongjong-Daero

Sloth Brewing

#6 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

22 reviews

166, Yeongjong-daero, Jung-gu #214

2,785 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

5-12, Sindosinam-ro 141beon-gil, Jung-gu

Bronx Brewery Howard Johnson complex 2nd Floor

Good craft beer and pizza

GoKiRo best kalbi, bulgogi in area

2nd floor Howard Johnson

nghae Cold Buckwheat Noodles

#1,018 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

7, Sindosinam-ro141beon-Gil

Onsae Miro Pig’s Feet

#725 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

3 reviews

35, Huinbaui-Ro

Isak Toast

#520 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

3 reviews

35, Huinbaui-Ro

on street outside Howard Johnson.  Several other coffee shops provide good breakfasts and coffee.  there is also a waffle place and and baskin robbins ice cream on the same street, and an burger joint.   there is also a 24/7 vending self service cafe across the street. Joe ‘s sandwich is  down the street but I was underwherelmed.

Yangpyeong Hangover Cure Soup

#1,406 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

26, Nundol-ro13beon-Gil

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The Jet Lagged Lizard

#2 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

110 reviews

60, Gonghang-ro 424beon-gil, Jung-gu IBC Dawoo Sky World #110

one of the two expat bars in town.  the other, the Cinder bar, is also located near the airport as well as in Songdo which has a number of expat western hangouts.

The Cinder Bar

#3 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

28 reviews

50, Gonghang-ro 424beon-gil, Jung-gu Space #138 World Gate building

Cuisines: American, Pub, Bar

Bukchangdong Sundubu – Incheon Airport New City

best sundubu joint on the island

100, Yeongjong-daero, Jung-gu

Food On Air

#11 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

76 reviews

47, Gonghang-ro 424beon-gil, Jung-gu B1F, Incheon International Airport

Cuisines: AsianKorean

Terrasse

#1,098 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

136, Gonghangdong-ro, Jung-gu 2F, BMW Driving Center

1.9 miles from Hotel Zeumes

Cuisines: AsianKorean

Grand Cafe

#8 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

60 reviews

208, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu West Tower Lobby, Grand Hyatt Incheon

Cuisines: International

Restaurant 8

#12 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

79 reviews

208, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Unseo-dong, Jung-gu

Haneul

#21 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

48 reviews

271, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu 4F, Incheon International Airport

3.8 miles from Hotel Zeumes

Cuisines: AsianKorean

Gongcha

#17 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

31 reviews

47, Gonghang-ro424beon-Gil

TOULON

31 reviews#22 of 2,724 Restaurants in Incheon$$ – $$$FrenchEuropeanVegetarian Friendly

124, Harmony-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 21998 South Korea+82 32-831-2003

Hunjang Gol

5 reviews#545 of 2,724 Restaurants in Incheon

28, Sindosinam-Ro, Incheon South Korea+82 32-746-6200

Hwanghae Cold Buckwheat Noodles

#1,018 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

7, Sindosinam-ro141beon-Gil

 Hwanghae Kalguksu

#13 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

66 reviews

3, Yongyu-ro 21beon-gil, Jung-gu

Cuisines: AsianKorean

Caffe Pascucci

#2,600 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu 3F of Concourse, near Gate 111

Cuisines: Cafe

Bulgogi Beura the Seu

#1,395 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

3 reviews

272, Gonghang-Ro

Hometown House

#450 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

5 reviews

47, Gonghang-ro424beon-Gil

Porridge Story

#2,385 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

272, Gonghang-Ro

Cuisines: AmericanCafeFast FoodDeli

 Paeng

#2,398 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

272, Gonghang-Ro

Snow Ice

#978 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

6-3, Haneuldalbit-ro64beon-Gil

Uini Bini

#2,375 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

272, Gonghang-Ro

Garden Cafe

#368 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

6 reviews

186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu

4.3 miles from Howard Johnson Incheon Airport

Cuisines: Cafe

Paris Baguette

#984 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

7-4, Haneulbyeolbit-ro65beon-Gil

 

King Stone Grill Saeng Pork Belly Grill

#841 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

59, Haneulbyeolbit-Ro

Ho Geun I Ne Siktak

#967 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

7-3, Haneulbyeolbit-ro65beon-Gil

Bulogi Beura the Seu

#1,395 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

3 reviews

272, Gonghang-Ro

Porridge Story

#2,385 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

272, Gonghang-Ro

3.7 miles from Howard Johnson Incheon Airport

#368 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

6 reviews

186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu

Cuisines: Cafe

Bonjuk

#1,915 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

29, Haneuljungang-ro195beon-Gil

Tous Les Jours

#1,898 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

29, Haneuljungang-ro195beon-Gil

Oleobaut Tea

#2,196 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

47, Gonghang-ro424beon-Gil
7-4, Haneulbyeolbit-ro65beon-Gil

Pizza Al Bol Ro

#1,913 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

7-3, Haneulbyeolbit-ro65beon-Gil

World Street Food

#1,703 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

50, Gonghang-ro424beon-Gil

Julru Julru

#1,914 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

59, Haneulbyeolbit-Ro

Sinseol Handmade Tofu House

#1,931 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

66, Gonghang-ro424beon-Gil

Honam Restaurant

#1,926 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

50, Gonghang-ro424beon-Gil

Ddu Ddo Ok

#2,705 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

50, Gonghang-ro424beon-Gil

Mommy Handmade Gimbap

#2,543 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

50, Gonghang-ro424beon-Gil

Star Chicken Seu

#2,642 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

60, Gonghang-ro424beon-Gil

4.2 miles from Howard Johnson Incheon Airport

Great Dish Restaurant

#2,572 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

50, Gonghang-ro424beon-Gil

 

Gonghwachun

#42 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

35 reviews

5-6, Bukseongdong3-ga, Jung-gu

Cuisines: Chinese

Sinseung Banjeom

#48 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

21 reviews

11-32, Bukseongdong2-ga, Jung-gu

Cuisines: Chinese

Banju

#2,825 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

272, Gonghang-Ro

3.6 miles from Howard Johnson Incheon Airport

Paris Croissant

#2,823 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

33 reviews

272, Gonghang-Ro

3.8 miles from Howard Johnson Incheon Airport

Cuisines: CafeFast Food

Seonnyeopung

#66 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

15 reviews

678-76, Eurwang-dong, Jung-gu

Cuisines: AsianKorean

Hwanghae Seafood Noodles Soup

#187 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

7 reviews

37, Masiran-Ro

Mandabok

#100 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

17 reviews

911, Bukseongdong2-ga, Jung-gu

Cuisines: Chinese

Famous Grilled Clams and Noodles Soup

#2,342 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

38-1, Eulwang-Ro

Gungjung Samgyetang

#516 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

4 reviews

84, Cheongnyang-ro, Yeonsu-gu

Cuisines: AsianKorean

Cheongra Fresh Sashimi

#780 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

5, Pureun-ro8beonan-Gil

Bonjuk & Bibimbap

#788 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

6, Pureun-ro8beonan-Gil

Johnson Sausage Stew

#1,839 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

21-1, Sinpo-ro27beon-Gil

7.5 miles from Howard Johnson Incheon Airport

Bottom Line

#2,146 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

23, Sinpo-ro 23beon-gil, Jung-gu

Chicken Floor

#517 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

163, Cheongna Canal-Ro

cafe along another canal streambed park

 

Hi story,

#1,883 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

13-1, Songhak-Ro

7.6 miles from Howard Johnson Incheon Airport

Pang Kone

#954 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

82, Solbit-Ro

8 miles from Howard Johnson Incheon Airport

Oteu

#778 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

14, Okbit-ro15beon-Gil

Tudari – Cheongna Park

#842 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

2 reviews

12, Solbit-ro 28beon-gil, Seo-gu

Cuisines: AsianKorean

Happiness Chupungryeong Pork Back-Bone Stew

#2,294 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

43, Uhyeon-ro9beon-Gil

 

Baek Ildo

#2,282 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

24, Solbit-Ro

7.7 miles from Howard Johnson Incheon Airport

Sweet Ting

#1,628 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

16-1, Pureun-ro8beon-Gil

7.9 miles from Howard Johnson Incheon Airport

The Cow Yu

#1,631 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

18, Pureun-ro8beon-Gil

 

  • Fisher Singwangho

#2,795 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

3 reviews

65, Seonnyeobaui-Ro

Pizza Floor

#1,638 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

82, Solbit-Ro

8 miles from Howard Johnson Incheon Airport

Na Neunba Dada

#1,848 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

1 review

4, Pureun-ro16beon-Gil

Ominbang Skewers Grill

  • ·         59, Haneulbyeolbit-Ro

#265 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

15 reviews

378, Cheongpa-ro, Yongsan-gu

Seobeuwei

#216 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

6 reviews

272, Gonghang-Ro

2.1 km from Incheon Intl Airport

Bipseu

#1,262 of 2,894 Restaurants in Incheon

3 reviews

272, Gonghang-Ro

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Megamax Buffet

 The megamax theater has a decent buffet restaurant.  There are a few other decent buffet resturants near by.

 

Café street –  located on the left side of the road across the station have  number of new trendy resturants and cafes.

 

Park Terrace

Located in the newly developing café street is a decent western style restaurant.

 Mushroom stew restaurant

 

There is a decent restaurant in Café street that specializes in Mushroom dishes.

Sushi/sashimi joints

 

The island is famous for seafood and there are sashimi and sushi resturants near Unseo station, and near the beaches.

 

 

Vietnamese resturants

 

There are number of Vietnamese resturants near Unseo Station and in Sky city.

 

Burger resturants

 

There are number of burger joints near Unseo station, café street and Sky city.  There is a Burger King in Sky City, and a Mc Donald’s.

 

Costco is located in Songdo International city, about ten miles from Howard Johnson.

 

Lotte Supermarket and Power Mart are the biggest groceries both located near Unseo station and in Sky city.

 

Paris Bagatelle has a number of resturants on the island.

Kalbi and Bulgogi resturants are all over the island.  Gokiro in Howard Johnson is our favorite.

Gimpo resturants are everywhere as well.  Sooyori is the best one, not too far from the Howard Johnson.

 

24/7 resturants

Pre-covid there were a lot of 24/7 resturants.  There are a few still open and one presume they will gradually re-open as the pandemic eases.

 

Airport resturants – there are a number pre-security as well as post security.  The usual mixture of western and Korean style places.

Coffee shops are of course everywhere.  Starbucks has a number of outlets including one across from Unseo Station.

 

Chicken resturants are also everywhere.  Our favorite is Pradak chicken located near Starbucks.  They all deliver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaches

 

Explore the Hidden Spots in Yeongjongdo Island

by Trazy.com

Yeongjongdo Island is an island at the west coast of Incheon, and it is concentrated with airport logistics, travel, and tourism. Although it’s not a widely known tourist destination, there are many hidden spots where you can have a wonderful time with your family and friends!

Now, let’s dive into the hidden must-visit spots of Yeongjongdo Island!

  1. Masian Beach

Masian Beach is located near Incheon International Airport, and it is where you can fall in love with the beautiful West Sea! This beach is unique in that you can experience both wetland and sandy beach at the same time. From Masian Beach, you can see Silmido Island, which was the filming location of the famous fact-based Korean movie ‘Silmido (2003)’. Walking along Masian beach will make you feel relaxed and peaceful.

  1. Masian Bakery 
  • Address: 155 Masiran-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
  • Opening Hours: Everyday 10:30am~21:00pm (Break Time 14:00pm~17:00pm)
  • Opening hours are subject to change.

One of the must-dos at Masian Beach is to stop by Masian Bakery and enjoy the incredible ocean view at the cafe. Masian Bakery is popular for its delicious delicacies, and it has the wonderful spot where you can appreciate the best sunset view. There is also a photo zone where you can take a picture of the sign ‘I ♡ Masian’ just like ‘I ♡ New York’!

  1. Incheon Bridge Exhibition Center
  • Address: Incheon Bridge Expressway 3 (Unnam-dong), Jung-gu, Incheon
  • Opening Hours: Winter (Nov~Mar) 10:00am~17:00pm / Summer (Apr~Oct) 10:00am~18:00pm / Closed on Mondays (Dec~Mar)
  • Entrance Fee: No Charge

Incheon Bridge is the longest bridge in Korea at 21.38km that connects Songdo International Business District and the Incheon International Airport. It’s a perfect place to fall in love with spectacular ocean scenery and you can see the beautiful dazzling lights at night. The light color changes every season and turns into a special color on special days, such as Valentine’s Day (Pink), Thanksgiving Day (Orange), and Christmas (Red, Pink, Green).

If you want to get to know more about Incheon Bridge, stop by Incheon Bridge Exhibition Center that displays the consturction process of this beautiful bridge. On the 4th floor, there is Incheon Bridge Observatory, where you can appreciate the stunning view of the bridge.

Simply book hassle-free 1 day tour from Seoul to fully enjoy Yeongjongdo Island in a day. Round-trip transportation, English-speaking staff, entrance to Incheon Bridge Exhibition Center, and 1 drink at Maisan Bakery are all included!

[Photo Credits]
– Incheon Tourism Organization Official Website
– Masian Bakery Official Instagram

 

 

There are three beaches on Yongchongdo.  Eurwangi, Maisan and Wangsan beaches. You can get to the beaches from the airport via the Maglev train getting off at Youngju station – the ARA train runs there on the weekends and holidays. These are the closest beaches to both Seoul and Incheon and are quite crowded during the summer season and weekends all year long.  There are lots of good seafood restaurants near the beaches and plenty of places to stay.

Eurwangni Beach (을왕리해수욕장)

15, Eurwang-ro 13beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon

인천광역시 중구 을왕로13번길 15 (을왕동)

From the airport, take bus 302 or 306 Gate 2A (1F) and get off at Eurwangi Beach, the bus goes to the rest of the beaches as well. There are also buses from Unseo station as well.

Seonnyeo (Fairy) Rock Beach (선녀바위)

Region: Jung-gu Incheon

Theme: Rare Animals/ Plants/Spectacular Cliffs & Rock Formations

The name “Fairy Rock Beach” comes from the fact that fresh water is gathered at the seashore beneath…

Wangsan Beach (왕산해수욕장)

Region: Jung-gu Incheon

Theme: Seasides/ Beaches/ Islands

Though Wangsang Beach is just 5 minutes away from Eurwang-ri, the beach has quite a different ambiance than the other more crowded beaches…

 

 

Masian Beach

118, Masiran-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon 22385 South Korea

2.9 miles from Eurwangni Beach

 

 

Muuido Island

Muui-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon South Korea

4.3 miles from Eurwangni Beach

 

Silmido Island

Muui-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon South Korea

3.3 miles from Eurwangni Beach

 

Muido, So Muido and Silmido are islands near to Yongchongdo.  You can get to the islands by taking a bus from the airport, or from the Yongju maglev stop.  The Airport railroad goes to Youngju on weekends and holidays.

 

There are hotels and Korean style resorts near bridge and at the beach, there are huts for rent. There are restaurants near the ferry terminal and at the beach, but the selection is limited to Korean seafood.

When you enter the island there is a trailhead that takes you to the top of island – and you can walk the entire island in about four hours.  The trail is very pretty and not too steep.

 

Near the bridge to the island is a Korean tourism information stand. The people there are very helpful, speak good English and have lots of maps and guides in English and can also tell you about the ferries to the other islands.  Well worth a stop.  You should stock up on tourism information here if you are going to the outer islands as once you get there is very little English language signage or English speakers on the islands. They are open until 6 pm most days.

 

Address

310-11, Daemuui-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

인천광역시 중구 대무의로 310-11 (무의동)

Type

Seasides/ Beaches/ Islands

Inquiries

1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330

(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

  • For more info: +82-32-760-7114

Information

Introduction

 

Muuido Island is located in Jung-gu, Incheon which is not far from the mainland but is only accessible by ferry. Nearby are two smaller islands, Silmido Island and Somuuido Island. In olden times, small boats were used to go from Muuido Island to Somuuido Island but the two islands are currently connected by a bridge so visitors can reach Somuuido after a 10-15 minute walk. Muuido Village Bus (maeul bus; 마을버스) takes people from Keunmuri Dock (큰무리선착장) to Gwangmyeonghang Port (광명항). To enjoy the beauty of Somuuido Island fully, Muuibadanuri-gil 8 Course is a must-visit path, taking around 1 hour and giving stunning views of the East Sea vista. Two beaches, Hanagae Beach and Silmi Beach are famous beaches in Muuido Island. One interesting thing in Silmi Beach is that people can walk to Silmido Island at low tide. Hiking up Horyonggoksan Mountain (호룡곡산) and Guksabong Peak is also available on Hanagae Island.

 

The trail head to Horyonggoksan Mountain (호룡곡산) and Guksabong Peak can be found at bridge entrance to the island and also near So Muido and at Hangagae beach as well.  The round trip takes about three hours, and the trail is well marked but only in Korean.  Go up the stairs and at the top turn right to access the main trail head.

 

So Muido is a nice spot for a walk as well. Take the bus to the end of the island and walk across.  There are places to stop and eat in So Muido. The walk to the top of the mountain is a nice walk takes about an half an hour to reach the top. There is a private beach on the way back to town.

 

Silmido

 

Silmido island is the site of a secret military base where they trained commandos going undercover into North Korea.  They closed the base in the 80’s and a Korean K drama was filmed at the island.  The island has a resort where one can stay but there are not much there not even restaurants.  Still the beach is nice but a bit deserted.  You can walk across to Silmido at low tide, at high tide it becomes a separate island.

 

Shindo, Modo and Jangbo islands

 신도, 모토, 보도

sindo, moto, jang bodo

 

Shindo, Modo and Jangbo Islands located near Incheon International Airport are great places to get away from Seoul or Incheon for that matter. These three islands are near Yongchongdo.  You need to take a ferry to reach them. The ferry ride to Jangbo the biggest of the islands takes about an hour. The ferry runs every hour on the hour the last ferry back leaves about 6 pm.  You can catch the ferry at Sammok quay.

삼목 부두

sammog budu

 

There are buses from the airport and from Unseo station to the ferry terminal.

 

Sindo Island

Ongjin-gun, Incheon South Korea

7 miles from Eurwangni Beach

 

Modo Island

 

Modo island is connected to Shindo island.  You can easily walk around both Modo and Shindo in an hour or two.  There are places to eat and spend the night, but Jangbo island is the biggest of the three and has the best facilities, beaches, restaurants, and walking biking trails.

 

Jangbo Island

 

The island is located one hour and 40 minutes from Seoul. To get there take airport express train from Seoul Station and get off at Unseo station and then transfer to a bus going to Sammok wharf in Yeongjong Island, Incheon. The ferry from there takes 40 minutes.  The last ferry back leaves at 6 pm.  There are plenty of places to stay near the beaches which are a short walk from the ferry terminal.  This is also a popular place to camp as there are camping grounds near the ferry terminal. There is a mountain hiking trail that follows the ridge line all over the island and is a great hike.   If you go to Jangbong island, it is worth stopping off at Shindo and Modo islands first and take a walk.  A number of K dramas have been filmed on these islands.

More info from Visit Incheon web page follows:

Coastal Trail connecting Sindo Island, Sido Island and Modo Islands

Come to the triplet islands and have a bike tour around them for a fantastic ride along the shoreline. The triplet islands are very well known as one of the best spots in Korea for a bike tour. Come down to the Sinsimodo Islands for a safe and pleasant bicycle touring. Take a boat at Sammok Quay in Yeongjongdo Island. You will get to Sindo Island Quay in about 10 minutes. The three islands of Sindo Island, Sido Island and Modo Island are all connected by bridges, so you can tour all of them in a day. You can rent a bike on the island. There are only a few cars on the road, thus the island is recognized as one of the best places for bike riders.

Sindo Island Pureun Beonmal, a designated traditional agricultural village

The name Sindo Island (literally “the island of trust”) has come from the fact that its residents are conscientious and innocent. It is in this context that the salt produced in the island is called jinyeom (literally “genuine salt”). As the island have mud flats, salt evaporation ponds, and rice paddies, visitors can enjoy everything they can expect from the country’s rural area in Sindo Island Pureun Beotmal designated by the government as a traditional agricultural village.

Sinsido Island Yeondogyo Bridge

Sindo Island is connected to Sido Island by a bridge. The name of Sido Island has come from the legend that troops of the Joseon Dynasty practiced archery in Manisan Mountain with targets set in Sido Island (“an arrow island”). The island is also called “Salseom (‘sal’ also means an arrow in Korean).” Given the actual distance between the two locations, the story is hardly credible, but the idea is intriguing enough. Sido Island has been filming locations for popular TV dramas such as “Full House” and “Sad Love Story” because of the harmony between its slow slope hills and the sea.

Sugi Beach, the filming location of ‘Full House’

Sugi Beach in Sido Island was the filming location for the popular TV series called ‘Full House.’ You can see a few islands in the distance. The beach is covered with quality and beautiful white sands. Main characters in the TV drama series often spent time together here. Who would not have fallen in love with each other in such a beautiful environment?

Simodo Island Yeondogyo Bridge

Sido Island and Modo Island are connected by a bridge. Believe it or not, you can get to a totally different island in just a few minutes. The name Modo Island comes from the word ttiyeom (‘tti’ refers to King cogongrass). The legend says that fishermen in the region once complained that his fish net only had grass instead of fish. ‘Mo’ in Modo Island means ‘grass’ in Chinese.

Baemikkumi Sculpture Park

Baemikkumi Sculpture Park is located on Baemikkumi Beach in Modo Island. The ‘Baemikkumi’ (the local dialect meaning a hole in the bottom of a ship) has come from the fact the beach is as flat as the bottom of a ship. The beach is also famous for a sculpture park featuring a number of surreal erotic sculptures. Blue water, white sand, and dreamlike sculptures blend well with one another. The sculpture park has become a reason to many for a visit to Modo Island.

The Sinsimodo Islands, a paradise for bike enthusiasts

Together, the Sinsimodo Islands are small but pretty places to visit. Most notably, as they are connected, the Sinsimodo Islands will sustain the fame of a paradise for bikers in the West Sea for a long time to come.

 

 

 

Incheon Wolmido

Address

36, Wolmimunhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon

인천광역시 중구 월미문화로 36 (북성동1가)

Type

Seasides/ Beaches/ Islands

Inquiries

1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330

(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

  • For more info: +82-32-765-4169

Homepage

Incheon Jung-gu Culture & Tourism

icjg.go.kr/tour
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

www.my-land.kr (Korean only)

Information

Introduction

Wolmido Island (월미도), located roughly 1km off the coast of Incheon, has since become part of the mainland with the creation of a new highway. The name Wolmido Island comes from the shape of the island as it resembles the tail of a half moon. Thanks to its location near Seoul and the convenient transportation, many people visit here during weekends.

The Culture Street starts with Doodle Pillar, and continues onward to Meeting Square, Arts Square, Performance Square, Good Harvest Square, and several other notable highlights. Throughout these areas, spontaneous performances are performed, and street artists can draw for you on the spot. Moreover, many cafes and seafood restaurants are lined along the coast so you can enjoy coffee or fresh seafood while viewing the sea.

A must-see attraction on Wolmido Island is “Play Hill.” It’s not as large as other theme parks in Korea, but the Apollo Disco and the Viking rides are truly thrilling. If you’re not into rides, the Apollo Disco ride is still fun just watching. You can also get on a cruise to look around the island.

Comment:  this is of course the location of the most famous battle during the Korean war.

The island has a large park that had been a Korean military base and was only opened to the public since the turn of the century.  The Park is worth a long walk.  The views are spectacular from the top.

 

The amusement park is a bit hooky in my opinion, but still worth a stop and a photo. The waterfront is nice to stroll along but the restaurants there are way overpriced.

 

Jayu freedom park is near Wolmido and features a giant statue of General Mc Arthur and is also worth a visit.

 

There is a club that has Halloween decoration all year long and that is worth a picture. There are also statues and public art everywhere.  And of course, coffee shops, beer pubs etc.

 

About 100 US dollars per person for a sashimi dinner with drinks.  The best sea food restaurants are a few blocks away from the waterfront area, and dinner for two will set you back about 40 dollars including soju.

The Korean government opened a maglev train around Wolmido for the Asian games. But after the games ended the maglev train was disconnected.  In my opinion they missed an opportunity and should have extended it to Songdo and the airport as getting to Songdo from the airport is a big of a long subway ride.

Finally, Wolmido has a Korean tourism information stand. The people there are very helpful, speak good English and have lots of maps and guides in English and can also tell you about the ferries to the other islands.  Well worth a stop.  They are open until 6 pm most days.

 

To reach Wolmido, get off at the Incheon station on the Seoul-Incheon subway line.  Take a bus to Wolmido or a taxi. It is not far from the station.  Another fun way to get there is to take the ferry from Yongchongdo (airport island).  The ferry runs every 30 minutes and is a five minute ferry ride.  The last ferry is at 6:00 pm.

 

Gerang Mountain in Incheon (계양상)

 

This mountain is the biggest mountain in Incheon but hiking up to the top is not too difficult. Takes about one to two hours to reach the top and back down.  There are lots of side trails as well.  The spring and fall colors are magnificent.  Lots of nice wildflowers as well.  The mountain links to several other mountains in central Incheon.  There is a nice old fortress at the top of the mountain.  There are plenty of Korean restaurants at the bottom of the mountain.

 

The closest subway to Gyeansan (giei_iaŋ_saŋ) is Gyeyang subway on the Incheon subway line 1.  You can transfer from the Airport express railroad coming from the airport or from downtown Seoul.

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Introduction of Mt. Gyeyang

With its altitude of 395m, Mt. Gyeyang is the guardian and holy mountain that represents Incheon. From the beginning of B.C. to the end of the 19th century, the city of Gyeyang was moved from the south of Gohyeon-eup in the Three Kingdoms Period having Mt. Gyeyang at the center and then to the northern and eastern direction. Until its transfer to the southern direction in Bupyeong-dohobueup during the Joseon Period, the city was developed through the capital transfer that was conducted for 6 times. At the peak of the eastern ridge in Mt. Gyeyang, there is Gyeyang Mountain Fortress that was built during the Three Kingdoms Period. Also in the south, Jungsimseong Castle, which was constructed in the 20th year of King Gojong (1883) with the participation of the residents in Bupyeong Village in preparation for defending the coast, is stretched along the ridge of Jingmaei Hill. According to the change of the place name, Mt. Gyeyang was called as Sujuak in Suju of the Goryeo Period and Mt. Annam during Annam-Dohobu. Since the period when this mountain was called as Mt. Gyeyang in the period of Gyeyang-dohobu, it has been called by its present name. This mountain was once called as Mt. Anam and Mt. Gyeongmyeong.

The name of Mt. Gyeyang was originated from the naturally grown Japanese Judas-tree and Korean box trees. Mt. Gyeyang was selected as the first urban natural park of Incheon city on Jan. 8, 1944 (Gyeyang Park) and since then, it became the No. 1 Municipal Park.

 

88, Gyesansae-ro, Gyeyang-gu, Incheon, 21067, Rep. of KOREA  82-32-551-5701

Copyright ⓒ 2015 Gyeyang Incheon. All Right Reserved.

 

Office of Gyeyang-Gu Page – Includes information on hiking trails as well as travel advice in English

 

 

 

Sorae Pogu

 

111-200, Nonhyeon-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon, South Korea

 

This is the second largest seafood market in Incheon and specializes in crab, lobster, octopus, and shellfish freshly harvested from the nearby harbor.  The boats come back laden with fresh seafood early in the morning.   The place is happening all day long.  You can buy your food at the market and then take it to nearby restaurants where they will prepare it for you and sell you soju and beer to wash it down.  A very Korean experience!

More info on the port from Visit Incheon web site

Incheon Port was opened to the international community in 1883 through which western civilization came. Sorae Port has served as an important fish market for the Incheon region for more than 60 years after a small-scale fish market was formed in the wake of the Korean War (1950-1953) as war refugees caught shrimps and sold salted shrimps in an open market. Now the fish market at the port is across a railway bridge which has been remodeled as a pedestrian-exclusive bridge.

The market is particularly famous for shrimp, salted fish and blue crabs. In addition to such fresh seafood, you can enjoy fish stand owners’ generosity and seagulls flying overfishing boats and the fish market against a blue sky. The port plays host to festivals of fleshy prawn and blue crabs, whose freshness and taste are recognized nationally, attracting crowds of people from various areas of the country. Come to Sorae Port to smell the sea and feel the sky while touring a dynamic fish market and enjoying fresh seafood of your choice.

 

Yeonan Pier Yeonan Pier is home to various important facilities such passenger terminals, Marine Square, the Fish Market Complex, the Raw Fish Restaurant Street, the Seawater Bath Street, Cruise Port, and Namhang Wharf. It is a popular weekend getaway place not only for residents of Incheon but also for tourists from other areas of Korea. For instance, the Fish Market Complex which more than 500 stores call home attracts a crowd of people wanting to buy a variety of fresh and salted fishery goods. The Raw Fish Restaurant Street is home to large-scale raw fish restaurant towns like the Raw Fish Department Store run by Incheon Fisheries Cooperative Association and the Yeonan Raw Fish Plaza. Visitors can enjoy diverse seafood dishes at affordable prices.

Yeonan Pier is also known for blue crabs. Female crabs are popular in spring while male crabs are delicious in autumn. Most notably, blue crabs caught around Yeonpyeongdo Island are highly regarded for the eggs and meat filling the shells completely.

 

This mountain is the biggest mountain in Incheon but hiking up to the top is not too difficult. Takes about one to two hours to reach the top and back down.  There are lots of side trails as well.  The spring and fall colors are magnificent.  Lots of nice wildflowers as well.  The mountain links to several other mountains in central Incheon.  There is a nice old fortress at the top of the mountain.  There are plenty of Korean restaurants at the bottom of the mountain.

 

The closest subway to Gyeansan (giei_iaŋ_saŋ) is Gyeyang subway on the Incheon subway line 1.  You can transfer from the Airport express railroad coming from the airport or from downtown Seoul.

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Introduction of Mt. Gyeyang

With its altitude of 395m, Mt. Gyeyang is the guardian and holy mountain that represents Incheon. From the beginning of B.C. to the end of the 19th century, the city of Gyeyang was moved from the south of Gohyeon-eup in the Three Kingdoms Period having Mt. Gyeyang at the center and then to the northern and eastern direction. Until its transfer to the southern direction in Bupyeong-dohobueup during the Joseon Period, the city was developed through the capital transfer that was conducted for 6 times. At the peak of the eastern ridge in Mt. Gyeyang, there is Gyeyang Mountain Fortress that was built during the Three Kingdoms Period. Also in the south, Jungsimseong Castle, which was constructed in the 20th year of King Gojong (1883) with the participation of the residents in Bupyeong Village in preparation for defending the coast, is stretched along the ridge of Jingmaei Hill. According to the change of the place name, Mt. Gyeyang was called as Sujuak in Suju of the Goryeo Period and Mt. Annam during Annam-Dohobu. Since the period when this mountain was called as Mt. Gyeyang in the period of Gyeyang-dohobu, it has been called by its present name. This mountain was once called as Mt. Anam and Mt. Gyeongmyeong.

The name of Mt. Gyeyang was originated from the naturally grown Japanese Judas-tree and Korean box trees. Mt. Gyeyang was selected as the first urban natural park of Incheon city on Jan. 8, 1944 (Gyeyang Park) and since then, it became the No. 1 Municipal Park.

 

88, Gyesansae-ro, Gyeyang-gu, Incheon, 21067, Rep. of KOREA  82-32-551-5701

Copyright ⓒ 2015 Gyeyang Incheon. All Right Reserved.

 

Office of Gyeyang-Gu Page – Includes information on hiking trails as well as travel advice in English

Sorae Pogu

200, Nonhyeon-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon, South Korea

This is the second largest seafood market in Incheon and specializes in crab, lobster, octopus, and shellfish freshly harvested from the nearby harbor.  The boats come back laden with fresh seafood early in the morning.   The place is happening all day long.  You can buy your food at the market and then take it to nearby restaurants where they will prepare it for you and sell you soju and beer to wash it down.  A very Korean experience!

More info on the port from Visit Incheon web site

Incheon Port was opened to the international community in 1883 through which western civilization came. Sorae Port has served as an important fish market for the Incheon region for more than 60 years after a small-scale fish market was formed in the wake of the Korean War (1950-1953) as war refugees caught shrimps and sold salted shrimps in an open market. Now the fish market at the port is across a railway bridge which has been remodeled as a pedestrian-exclusive bridge.

The market is particularly famous for shrimps, salted fish and blue crabs. In addition to such fresh seafood, you can enjoy fish stand owners’ generosity and seagulls flying overfishing boats and the fish market against a blue sky. The port plays host to festivals of fleshy prawn and blue crabs, whose freshness and taste are recognized nationally, attracting crowds of people from various areas of the country. Come to Sorae Port to smell the sea and feel the sky while touring a dynamic fish market and enjoying fresh seafood of your choice.

 

Yeonan Pier Yeonan Pier is home to various important facilities such passenger terminals, Marine Square, the Fish Market Complex, the Raw Fish Restaurant Street, the Seawater Bath Street, Cruise Port, and Namhang Wharf. It is a popular weekend getaway place not only for residents of Incheon but also for tourists from other areas of Korea. For instance, the Fish Market Complex which more than 500 stores call home attracts a crowd of people wanting to buy a variety of fresh and salted fishery goods. The Raw Fish Restaurant Street is home to large-scale raw fish restaurant towns like the Raw Fish Department Store run by Incheon Fisheries Cooperative Association and the Yeonan Raw Fish Plaza. Visitors can enjoy diverse seafood dishes at affordable prices.

Yeonan Pier is also known for blue crabs. Female crabs are popular in spring while male crabs are delicious in autumn. Most notably, blue crabs caught around Yeonpyeongdo Island are highly regarded for the eggs and meat filling the shells completely.

 

 

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