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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

Top Hotels in Incheon

Paradise City
Paradise City
5 out of 5
186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
The price is CA $254 per night from Jan 5 to Jan 6

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! (991 reviews)

"The room was clean and the pool was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 27, 2020

Paradise City
Golden Tulip Incheon Airport Hotel & Suites
Golden Tulip Incheon Airport Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
8, Huinbawi-ro, 59 Beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
The price is CA $86 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Jung-gu, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of SKY72 Golf Club, Incheon Bridge and BMW Driving Center. Yeongjong Pier and Geuppo Beach are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,410 reviews)

"There is a convenient store inside the hotel, and free shuttle bus to the airport."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2020

Golden Tulip Incheon Airport Hotel & Suites
Grand Hyatt Incheon
Grand Hyatt Incheon
5 out of 5
208, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, Incheon
The price is CA $179 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

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! (1,492 reviews)
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"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 Jul. 11, 2020

Grand Hyatt 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.

Vacation Rentals in Incheon

Oakwood Premier Incheon
Oakwood Premier Incheon
4.5 out of 5
165, Convensia-daero, Incheon, Incheon
The price is CA $176 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

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! (1,340 reviews)

"This is very nice location for business around and may be stay again in the future."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2020

Oakwood Premier Incheon
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 CA $72 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

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! (181 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Nov. 12, 2019

Canal Walk Aparthotel
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 CA $66 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

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! (229 reviews)

"The check in desk is extremely difficult to find - nowhere on the Expedia booking reference does it mention that you need to catch an unsigned lift to Level 12 of a building to check in. This is NOT a hotel - it is more like a dormitory room in an office building."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2020

The November Stay in Songdo Honestar
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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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 23, 2019

Need more time

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 23, 2019

Fun and great city. Everyone are amazing! I love how honest everyone specially to tourists. They helped so much and assisted us and what we need. Definitely will go back there someday and highly recommend.

3/5 - Okay

Ken

Mar 31, 2019

Efficient airport, about 1 hour from Seoul.

4/5 - Good

Diana

Feb 7, 2019

I only stay

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 2, 2019

Unfortunately I just stayed for my long layover, but I’m very interested to visiting the city next time.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 20, 2018

I would recommend that if you have a connecting flight from Incheon that you stay over at least 2 nights, even 3 if you can. It is an interesting country to visit! Do a little research on google, choose a few sights that you would like to see.

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