Korea's International Gateway

Incheon is Korea’s third-largest city, with a population of 3 million people, located in the northwest corner of the country, directly bordering Seoul. Most visitors to Korea may know about Incheon thanks to Incheon International Airport, which serves as the main international airport for the Seoul Metropolitan Area. However, there’s far more to Incheon than just its airport. Although it lacks the cosmopolitanism of Seoul and constantly lives in its shadow, Incheon has its own long, distinct history and identity that goes all the way back to the period of the Three Kingdoms around the 5th-century. Numerous historical events that shaped modern Korea occurred in Incheon, and the city is chock full of important historical sites. Incheon today is a massive agglomeration of highly contrasting environments, with hyper-modern districts packed with towering high rises, industrial zones, countryside farming villages, and small isolated islands in the Yellow Sea all within its limits, leaving too much to explore in just a single weekend.

 

The city’s role as both a major port and air traffic hub have turned it into Korea’s international gateway, providing access to the massive Seoul Metropolitan Area to millions of foreign visitors every year. This led to the development of the Songdo International Business District, a city built from scratch upon reclaimed land in 2015, constructed right across the bay from Incheon International Airport, designed to lure foreign companies and organizations to Incheon. It boasts numerous eco-friendly features, towering office buildings and high-rise apartments, and an abundance of green space. Just a short subway ride away at Incheon Station is Korea’s only official Chinatown, established all the way back in 1883, home to some of the best Chinese restaurants in the country. In the opposite direction along the Suin Line is the city’s largest seafood market in Soraepogu, with tons of restaurants serving fresh seafood brought in daily to the district's small fishing port.

 

In the far north part of the city is Ganghwa Island, home to numerous historical sites. It was the refuge of the Goryeo court during the Mongol invasions of the 13th-century, and the site of numerous battles with western powers in the late 19th-century. Numerous national treasures, relics, and monuments reside on the island, including stone dolmens dating back to the first millennium B.C.E. Ganghwa Island is also directly across from North Korea, with parts of the island giving an interesting glimpse into the “Hermit Kingdom”. There are also tons of other smaller islands off the coast of the city, such as Jawolmyeon, Sido, Deokjeok, and Baengnyeong-do, all accessible by local ferries, each with large, clean beaches.

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Seasonal Event: Spring Festival

Lotte World Adventure

Seasonal Event: Spring Festival (Mar 9 ~ Jun 23) Check out the newly Spring themed Lotte World, featuring cherry blossoms, fantasy parades and 90's themed photozones and costume rentals Seasonal Attractions Seasonal Events   Lotte World Adventure 1F Lotte World Adventure has been transformed to a park full of cherry blossoms! Immerse yourself with the beauty of pink and white cherry blossoms and enjoy Lotte World's attractions Photo-Shoot Studio Adventure, Amazing Art Studio 4F Another theme for the Lotte World Spring Festival is "Back to the 90s", featuring 90's style Korean fashion, buildings and attractions. Don't miss out to take photos with your friends or lover in this studio Pixie Magic Salon Costume Rental Store Adventure, Pixie Magic B1 A Korean tradition when coming to Lotte World is wearing similar looking school uniforms. In this store, you will get to experience the fashion of the 90's. Women will also be able to get make-up and styling service!     Fantasy Mask Parade  Everyday, Adventure Parade Course 1F Hundreds of actors and actresses will appear wearing various character, flower and fantasy masks! Mysterious Mask Wonderland 3:30 pm / 6:30 pm, Adventure Garden Stage 1F Themed from Wizard of Oz, and featuring characters from your favorite fairy tales (such as Pinochio), watch this amazing performance and dance Fun Fun Elise 5:30 pm, Adventure Parade Course 1F Themed from Alice in Wonderland and the mysterious friends, enjoy watching your favorite fairy tale come to life and appear right infront of you  

Mar 9, 2019 ~ Jun 23, 2019

World DJ Festival 2019

BEPCTangent Creative

  World DJ Festival 2019   Date: 06.01 ~ 06.02 (Sat ~ Sun) Time: 1 pm ~ 11 pm (Entrance: 1 pm ~ 10 pm (Ticket Booth ends at 10 pm)) Location: Seoul Land   World DJ Festival is back this year, with a complete new location at Seoul Land in Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do. This is a complete change, compared to previous locations where it was held in Jamsil. Not only will visitors be able to enjoy the festival, but they will be able to enjoy the entire festivities and attractions of Seoul Land itself (if you have purchased the ticket option including rides)   Don't miss out on key artists such as Odesza (Saturday) and Above & Beyond (Sunday), and key performances such as the WDF Signature Show (Saturday) and the annual hardstyle featuring Q-Dance (Sunday) along with the grand finale at the end. Check the full time table for the festival below:           Finally, check the official guide map, and the overall map of Seoul Land below:         ---   * Make sure to bring your ID, or passport which can verify that your are an adult. For those who are going both days, make sure you do not damage or remove your entrance wrist band!   For those who still have not yet reserved tickets, WDF will sell on-site tickets:  1 Day-SAT: ₩ 99,000 (500 Limited Quantities) 1 Day-SUN: ₩ 69,000 2 Days - ₩ 139,000   So if you are still interested, make sure to arrive before the start of the festival to buy your tickets!

Jun 1, 2019 ~ Jun 2, 2019