Incheon Bridge Observatory
Incheon Bridge Observatory provides the best view of Incheon Bridge in Songdo, sovisitors can enjoy the sunset of the West Sea.
After walking up stairs, visitors can see wide wetlands and 21.38km long Incheon Bridge with foundation towers as high as 63-building in Seoul.
The park was constructed under the motif of Incheon which began with the Incheon and the beginning of modernization. The scenery of the lined wind power plants looks exotic. Visitor can see the park in one view from Songdo Hill which is 18m in height and 150m in diameter. A round-shaped music fountain at Central Plaza ad a 6.5mhigth whale sculpture are a must see. Various species of trees and well-paved tracks attract many joggers.
Guwol-dong Rodeo Shopping Street
Guwol-dong is Incheon’s largest shopping town. There are big department stores, outlets, import stores, and various brand stores, so visitors can enjoy a wide selection of shopping. On the first floor of the Shinsegae Department Store, there are some 20 brand name stores such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Prada, as well as Uniqlo, H&M, and GAP. Rodeo street of Guwol-dong is Incheon’s largest food alley. All kind of franchise restaurants are located around the Rodeo Plaza. There are chicken franchise and meat restaurants, Japanese style Izakaya, and pubs, as well as several seafood and sushi buffet restaurants.
Subway Line No.1, Bupyeong Station
Bupyeong Cultural Street & Underground Shopping Mall
At Bupyeong Cultural Street, there are several rest areas such as Hanpyeong Park, which boasts sculptures, fountains, benches, and outdoor stages. Various performances and exhibitions are held on weekends. In particular, Viking and disco of Bupyeong Viva Land, which is mivi play hill located in the center of Bupyeong Cultural Street, is a must see. Bupyeong Underground Shopping Mall is the busiest shopping area in Incheon.
There are awide variety of stores selling clothing, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories, as well as nail art and pedicure shops. Due to cheap prices and convenient transportation, people from Seoul are also regulars. The underground shopping mall closes every 2nd 4th Tuesday of each month.
Subway Line No.1, Bupyeong Station
Sinpo-dong & China Town Area
Sinpo-dong, which used to be Incheon’s busiest area in the 1970s, is now being revitalized through its street art performances and festivals. At the cultural space of Sinpo-dong, various music such as pop, folk, and rock are performed. In addition, visitors can enjoy various foods such as dak gangjeong (deep fried chicken with sweet sauce), gongal ppang (pop bread), eomuk (fish cakes), jjolmyeon (spicy chewy cold noodles), and mandoo (dumplings) at Sinpo Market. China Town used to be the Qing-Japan Concession Place at the time of its opening, and some unique buildings of the two nations from that time are still remaining. In particular, a walking course called Incheon Gaehangnuri-gil Trail, which passes through Samgukji Mural Street, Jayu Park, Japanese Bank Street, Gonghwachun, and Incheon Art Platform, is also very popular.
Incheon Station or Dongincheon station of National Railroad No. 1
Sorae Port is representative fish market and tourist spot in the metropolitan area where visitors can buy fresh and dried seafood, as well as fermented seafood all year round. Across from the port’s fish market, there lies Sorae Wetland Ecological Park. Visitors can observe natural ecology while taking a walk along a salt plant wetland, where windmills operate, as well as a salt farm reservoir, brackish wetland, and freshwater wetland. Exhibition halls within the park serve as a hands-on learning place for children, and they exhibit living organisms, which live in mud flats, to explain wetland ecology and mud flats in Incheon. Upon prior reservation, visitors can experience mud flats. Viewing hours are 10am~6pm. Admission is free.
At Dongmak Station of Incheon Subway Line No. 1, transfer to Bus No.27
Wolmido Culture Street & Wolmi Park
Wolmido Culture Street consists of Wolmido moonlight Music Fountain, Observatory, Cloud Hill, and Waterside Deck, which are frequently visited by many. Wolmi Theme Park, which is Wolmido’s landmark, is a must-see attraction. Thrilling Viking ride and humorous DJ add excitement to visitors.
Wolmi Park is a well-preserved natural ecological attraction which has many tourist hot spots such as Wolmi Observatory, Korean Traditional Garden, a trail, and the Museum of Korea Emigration Hitory. An electric shuttle car called ‘Mulbeom (seal) Car’ runs between the information desk of the park and the summit observatory within the park. On weekends, hands-on crafts are offered such as straw handcraft, Korean paper craft, wood craft, and clay craft.
At Incheon Station of Subway Line No. 1, transfer to Bus No. 2, 23 or 45
Cannal walk is a European shopping mall whose entire block runs 740m. The aesthetic beauty of the architecture and the elements of dynamic culture attract many visitors. The long central waterway, which flows between building constructed by four themes of spring, summer, fall, and winter, is very impressive.
Songdo International City has many lavish buildings which cannot be explained by simple geometry. Among the buildings, Tri-Bowl is the best. It has an upside-down shell structure, boasting the beauty of flowing curves. From any angle, visitors can enjoy the beauty of these smooth curves. This architecture received the grand prize at the Korean Architecture Awards 2010.
Compact Smart City
There is Compact Smart City 1km from Tomorrow City. Tourist can view the past and future of Incheon in one view on foot. Miniature models are must see. The appearance of fast-growing Songdo is displayed via various 3D and 4D videos.
Songdo Central Park
Songdo Central Park, which occupies an area of 410,000㎡, is a big rest space in the center of Songdo where there are several skyscrapers.
The park consists of five distinct theme parks, and it has Korea’s first “Sea Lake” which was constructed by drawing sea water into the park. Visitors can enjoy a waterway by boarding the water taxi called a ‘Michuhol’.
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Reference : Songdo CovensiA site(http://www.songdoconvensia.com/en_sub05/sub01.php)