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Feel the Rhythm of KOREA in Incheon

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  • Date05/28/2021
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Wolmi Culture Street on Wolmido Island

The newest addition to the Feel the Rhythm of KOREA series had some special guest stars! In addition to Ambiguous Dance Company, the video features members of variety program “2 Days & 1 Night” as they dance their way around Incheon’s top attractions. Starting from Incheon International Airport, the main entry point for most tourists, the video continues to multiple fun locations to explore in this often over-looked city!

Incheon International Airport

Incheon International Airport (Credit: Incheon International Airport)
  • Incheon International Airport
  • Incheon International Airport

The video starts out at Incheon International Airport. If you’ve ever been to Korea, chances are you started and ended your trip right here! Upon arrival, you might have even been as excited as the members of Ambiguous Dance Company and “2 Days & 1 Night,” even if you didn’t dance around the place like they did.

Korean Cultural Street within Incheon International Airport (Credit: Incheon International Airport)

If you have time to kill at the airport, stop by the Korean Cultural Street or visit the Incheon Airport Oseongsan Observatory. The Korean Cultural Street is located within the airport and features a tile-roofed house and Mangyeongjeong Pavilion, with traditional crafts like pottery on display.

View of Incheon International Airport from Oseongsan Observatory (Credit: Incheon International Airport)

You’ll have to take a short bus ride to get to Oseongsan Observatory, but the view of the entire airport is worth it. Located 51.5 meters above sea level, you really grasp the fact that the airport is on an island, with the planes coming and going surrounded by the vast sea.

Incheon International Airport

  • Addresses
    - Terminal 1: 272, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 공항로 272)
    - Terminal 2: 446, Je2terminal-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 제2터미널대로 446)
  • Website: www.airport.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Korean Cultural Street within Incheon International Airport

  • Location: Terminal 1 Public Area 4F Central Area
  • Operating hours: Open 24 hr

Incheon Airport Oseongsan Observatory

  • Address: 279, Gonghangseo-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 공항서로 279)
  • Directions: Take Bus No. 306 from Terminal 1 3F and get off at Incheon Airport Observatory Bus Stop
  • Operating hours: 10:30-16:00, open all year round
  • Online tour website: www.airport.kr

Ganghwa Anglican Church

Ganghwa Anglican Church (Credit: Incheon Tourism Organization)
  • Ganghwa Anglican Church (Credit: Incheon Tourism Organization)
  • Ganghwa Anglican Church (Credit: Incheon Tourism Organization)

The next place the dancers visit is Ganghwa Anglican Church. Built in November of 1900, the church has remained unchanged since that time. It was the first church built in a traditional hanok style. While the interior features mostly Western elements, the exterior looks just like a building you would find at one of the royal palaces or even a Buddhist temple.

Joyangbangjik

A great place to relax after exploring the church is Joyangbangjik. This café is located within a remodeled spinning factory, the oldest of its kind in the nation.

 Joyangbangjik
  •  Joyangbangjik
  •  Joyangbangjik

The café serve all kinds of coffee and non-coffee beverages, and is decorated both indoors and outdoors with antiques. You can even see the large concrete structures that were used for the weaving machines in the 1960s.

Goyreo Palace Site (Credit: Incheon Tourism Organization)
Yongheunggung House (Credit: Incheon Tourism Organization)

Additional attractions in the area of Ganghwa Anglican Church include Goryeo Palace Site and Yongheunggung House. The Goryeo Palace Site was used as a place of refuge when Mongolia invaded during the Goryeo period. Yongheunggung House was the home of King Cheoljong (r. 1849-1863) before he was king. The house was built in a similar design to Yeongyeongdang Hall and Nakseonjae Hall of Changdeokgung Palace.

Ganghwa Anglican Church

  • Address: 10, Gwancheong-gil 27beon-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon (인천광역시 강화군 강화읍 관청길27번길 10)
  • Directions: Take Bus No. 10, 13, 14, 22, or 902 from Ganghwa Passenger Terminal
  • Operating hours: 10:00-18:00, open all year round
    * Currently closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Joyangbangjik

  • Address: 12, Hyangnamu-gil 5beon-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon (인천광역시 강화군 강화읍 향나무길5번길 12)
  • Directions: Take Bus No. 14, 96, or 902 from Ganghwa Passenger Terminal
  • Operating hours: Monday-Friday 11:00-20:00 / Saturday-Sunday & public holidays 11:00-21:00
    * Hours subject to change depending on COVID-19 situation

Goryeo Palace Site

  • Address: 42, Bukmun-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon (인천광역시 강화군 강화읍 북문길 42)
  • Directions: Take Bus No. 10, 20, or 902 from Ganghwa Passenger Terminal
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00, open all year round
    * Currently closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Yongheunggung House

  • Address: 인천광역시 강화군 강화읍 동문안길21번길 16-1
  • Directions: Take Bus No. 10, 20, or 902 from Ganghwa Passenger Terminal
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00, open all year round
    * Currently closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Incheon Art Platform

Incheon Art Platform

“2 Days & 1 Night” members DinDin and Moon Se-yoon make a funny appearance behind the dancers at Incheon Art Platform. Opened in September 2009, Incheon Art Platform is a cultural space located in a reclaimed construction building from the modern port-opening period.

Incheon Art Platform
  • Incheon Art Platform (Credit: Incheon Tourism Organization)
  • Incheon Art Platform

Incheon Art Platform offers exhibitions and performance programs focusing on artists. The entire complex is filled with unique sculptures.

Incheon Art Platform area (Credit: Incheon Tourism Organization)

Incheon Art Platform is located around Haean-dong in Jung-gu, home to many cultural heritage buildings built after the port opening in 1883, mostly all built in the 1930s and 40s. Thanks to this unique vibe, the area has featured as a filming site for many Korean dramas like “Descendants of the Sun (2016)” and “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016).”

Incheon Art Platform

  • Address: 3, Jemullyang-ro 218beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 제물량로218번길 3)
  • Directions: Walk for approx. 10 min from Incheon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, Suin-Bundang Line), Exit 1
  • Operating hours: 09:00-18:00, closed Mondays
    * Exhibitions & performances temporarily canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Website: www.inartplatform.kr (Korean, English)
  • Wolmido Island (Theme parks)

    Wolmido Island

    Wolmido Island is a wonderful setting for the dancers’ energetic moves, with lots of rides and carnival attractions.

    Wolmido Disco Pang-Pang (Credit: Incheon Tourism Organization)

    The island is home to many amusement parks and leisure facilities, including Wolmi Theme Park, MyLand, Wolmi Land, and Beach Land. The most popular rides at these parks are the Viking ships and Disco Pang-Pang rides.

    Wolmi Sea Train

    You can easily see everything along the 600-meter-long Wolmi Culture Street by riding on the Wolmi Sea Train. This monorail also offers outstanding views of the sea. If you want to spend longer gazing out at the horizon, visit one of the cafés or hoe (sliced raw fish) restaurants along the street here.

    Viking ship ride

    There are plenty of Viking ship rides in the area, but the ride at MyLand is famous across the nation as being the scariest! The ship goes up to the height of a two-story building at a 110 degree angle. They say after you ride the Super Viking, all other Viking ship rides will lose their thrill.

    Wolmido Island

    • Address: Area of 3, Wolmimunhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 월미문화로 3 일대)
    • Directions: Take Bus No. 45 from Dongil Apt. Bus Stop by Incheon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, Suin-Bundang Line), Exit 1 to Wolmi Culture Street Bus Stop
    • Operating hours: Open 24 hr
    • Website: wolmi-do.co.kr (Korean only)

    Wolmi Theme Park & MyLand

    • Addresses
      - Wolmi Theme Park: 81, Wolmimunhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 월미문화로 81)
      - MyLand: 252, Wolmi-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 월미로 252)
    • Directions: Take Bus No. 45 from Incheon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, Suin-Bundang Line), Exit 1 to Wolmi Theme Park Bus Stop
    • Operating hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-21:00 / Saturday-Sunday & public holidays 10:00-23:00
      * Closing time subject to change depending on weather conditions
    • Fare: 4,000~6,000 won per ride
      * Free admission
      * Refer to website for detailed ride rates
    • Major rides: Disco Pang-Pang, Viking ship, Moon Eye (large Ferris wheel), etc.
    • Website: www.my-land.co.kr (Korean, English)

    Wolmi Sea Train

    • Address: 269, Jemullyang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 제물량로 269)
    • Directions: Turn right and walk for approx. 30 meters from Incheon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, Suin-Bundang Line), Exit 1
    • Operating hours
      - April-October: Tuesday-Thursday 10:00-18:00 / Friday-Sunday & public holidays 10:00-21:00
      - November-March: 10:00-18:00
      * Closed Mondays
    • Fare: Adults 8,000 won / Teenagers 6,000 won / Senior citizens 6,000 won / Children 5,000 won
      * Adults (ages 19 & older) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Senior citizens (ages 65 & older) / Children (ages 3-12)
      * Two reboardings allowed per day

    Songdo Central Park

    Songdo Central Park

    “2 Days & 1 Night” member Ravi gets his moment to shine at Songdo Central Park. The park stands in harmony with the surrounding skyscrapers, many with unique architecture, just like Tri-Bowl within the park. The lake within the park uses all salt water pulled in from the surrounding ocean. There are plenty of walking trails throughout the park to enjoy all it has to offer, from the hanok village to hotels, restaurants, and experience facilities.

    Songdo Central Park water taxi

    One of the more unique activities you can enjoy at Songdo Central Park is getting on the water taxi, as it travels up and down the lake. A round-trip course takes about 25 minutes and covers 3.6 kilometers.

    Songdo Central Park moon boat

    For another fun water activity, try renting a canoe or kayak with a transparent floor! When the sun sets, you can also get in a moon boat, which light up for a special experience.

    Songdo Central Park

    • Address: 196, Technopark-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 연수구 테크노파크로 196)
    • Directions: Walk for approx. 15 min from Central Park Station (Incheon Subway Line 1), Exit 3
      * Also accessible from International Business District Station and Incheon Nat’l Univ. Station
    • Operating hours
      - Central Park: Open 24 hr
      - West Boathouse (water taxi): Weekdays 10:00-19:00 / Weekends 10:00-21:00
      * Water taxi departs every hour on the hour on weekdays, and every 30 min on weekends and public holidays
      * Hours subject to change by season and weather conditions
      * Water taxi ride time approx. 20 min
      - East Boathouse (kayak, etc.): 10:00-18:00
      * Kayak only available in summer season
      * Check for hours of additional amenities (Tri-Bowl, etc.)
    • Fees
      - West Boathouse (Water taxi): Adults 4,000 won / Children 2,000 won
      * Adults (middle school students and older) / Children (ages 1-elementary school students)
      - East Boathouse: Family boat 35,000 won / Transparent boat 35,000 won / Party boat 40,000 won / Transparent kayak 27,000 won / Kayak 27,000 won / Stand up paddle board 10,000 won

    More Info

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    * This column was last updated in April 2021, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.

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