Everyone knows Incheon.
Most people have been to Incheon when they come to Korea. Why? Because the aiport is located in Incheon! 😀 I have always wondered what is there in Incheon other than the airport. I have been to Incheon more than 10 times (only in the airport hahaha), but I have never imagined that there are so many interesting places to see in Incheon.
Oh, have you watched the popular k-drama Goblin and Descendants of the Sun? If you are a K-pop fans (a.k.a. Hallyu fans), I am sure you have watch the two dramas! Yes, I have watched it too. 🙂
Recently, I got to know that Incheon has became more popular due to the 2 dramas. Many of the filming locations are in Incheon!! woohoo! I was so happy because finally, I have a reason to visit Incheon city now. 🙂
So yeah! Last weekend, I visited Incheon and here I wanna introduce some of the places for you.
First, watch this video.
Incheon One Day Itinerary (Hallyu theme):
- Jayu Park
- Songwol-dong Fairytale Village
- Hanmi Bookstore
- Cafe Valor
1. Jayu Park
This park is located near Chinatown. First thing you should do when you arrive here is to take a romantic walk in this park. Feel the nature and relax your mind.
Do you know that this is one of the filming location of Goblin? Find out which scene from here!
So, where exactly is the mart?
More information -> http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264515
After a walk in Jayu Park, head over to Chinatown for lunch. What’s the best menu? Any chinese food is good here. Try Jjajangmyeon. You can find many street food here as well.
For more information, http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264513
3. Songwol-dong Fairytale Village
After eating in Chinatown, you should walk around to digest your food. Head over to Songwol-dong Fairytale Village where you can find many mural arts and fairytale theme decorations everywhere. If you are a fan of fairytale or cute stuff, be sure to include this in your list.
There is one thing that I want to recommend to you when you are in Songwol-dong Fairtytale Village is to have the bingsu from Cafe Oz (One piece cafe)!! The taste is superb! It is called Jajang Bingsu (짜장빙수).
For more information, http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=2372167 or http://eng.icjg.go.kr/
4. Hanmi Bookstore
Calling all Goblin fans!! hahahahaha. This is definitely familiar to you. Remember the scene where #goblin pats Ji Eun Tak’s head? Don’t miss the chance to take a photo infront of this bookstore. Currently, the bookstore owner is doing some survey on how many visitors are visiting this place. Be sure to enter the bookstore, write your name, and get a free postcard. (I am not sure when this is end, but I got my Hanmi bookstore postcard, yay!)
5. Cafe Valor
Did you watch the korean movie “Beauty Inside”? The movie is about the guy who wakes up to a different person everyday. Sometimes he is a guy, sometimes girl, sometimes old, sometimes young. It is quite an interesting movie.
Haven’t watched it yet? It is okay. Go watch it now before visiting this cafe. hahaha.
So what’s so special about this cafe? I love the interior. Why? There are alot of vintage furniture inside this cafe. They are for sale. If you love vintage stuff, you would love this cafe.
Cafe website: http://blog.naver.com/valorsg
6. Wolmido Island
Here is where you should go to spend your evening in Incheon. What to do here? Eat seafood dinner, watch sunset, enjoy rides at the theme park.
For more information, http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264305
Check out Incheon Tourism Organization website for the filming location of “Descendants of the Sun” at Wolmido Island My-Land shooting gallery.
INCHEON ONE DAY ITINERARY (OPTION 2)
If you are taking public transportation, Itinerary Option 2 may be more convenient for you. 🙂