Amazing facts about South Korea
Incheon is the largest city of South Korea, which is just 24 km from Seoul. Founded long before our era, he walked the path of development from a tiny settlement of fishermen, the commercial port, to the status of a major sea and air gates of the capital, has become a highly developed industrial and ultra-modern tourist centre.
How to get
From Seoul to Incheon can be reached by metro, metro line United these cities also have bus rapid transit. The price for a ticket on the subway is from 900 to 2400 won, depending on distance. The fare can be seen on the subway plans (at ticket offices or ticket machines).
Station names, ticket Windows and transfer signs are all clearly in English. Stations are announced both in Korean and English languages.
Settled here from time immemorial merchants from neighbouring China, the Russian Empire and even countries of the Old world in their own way enriched the local traditions, but, nevertheless, did not violate the authenticity and Oriental flavor. Today the city has grown so that in fact represents a kind of suburban area of Seoul. The rapid pace of development and a high standard of living provide about five thousand industrial enterprises, developed trade and tourism. And also the second largest seaport in South Korea and the largest in the entire North-Eastern region Asia airport.
The most fashionable area of the city — Sinpo-dong is the place where you can not only change, but also image. The district is constantly changing, surprising visitors with novelties.
The most fashionable area of the city — Sinpo-dong is the place where you can not only change, but also image.
Even more shopping at the traditional Korean Sinpo market or the market Yankee Market. Finally, you can try to find the entrance to the shopping Mall Down Town, which stretches underground from the station DongIncheon Station to Sinpo-dong.
Gastronomy is an important aspect in the study of South Korea. And Incheon is no exception. Here, even the street names speak about the amazing adventures of the stomach. For example, street fish-monk of the district Yonghyeon-dong (Yonghyeon-dong Monk Fish Street), alley-eyed herring district in Guwol-dong (Guwol-dong Baendaengi (big eyed herring) Alley), alley glutinous rice sausages area of Dowon-dong (Dowon-dong Alley Glutinous Rice Sausage), cold alley buckwheat noodles district Hwapyeong-dong (Hwapyeong-dong Alley Cold Buckwheat Noodle), fish alley-scat in Hagik-dong (Hagik-dong Skate Fish Pass), street Deorimi acne Ganghwa (Ganghwa Deorimi Eel Street), street fish soups Bupyeong (Bupyeong Street Seafood Soup), Jajangmyeon street in Bukseong-dong (Bukseong-dong Street Original Jajangmyeon), noodles Kalguksu alley in the area of Yong-dong (Yong-dong Kalguksu (handmade noodle) Alley) and the area of the blue crab Soam (Soam Blue Crab Village).
Entertainments, excursions and sights of Incheon
In this city, everything is unusual, here is a wonderful combination of old neighborhoods with authentic architecture and shopping malls, ultra-modern skyscrapers that host offices of major international corporations and whole shopping districts with underground malls. The rhythm of this city is just unreal, here for a minute does not stop business activity and violent entertainment, but away from the quiet coves rugged coastline, find yourself in a completely different tranquil world, where there is natural harmony.
And, not surprisingly, thousands of tourists from around the world arrive here every year to enjoy a sea holiday, first-class shopping and incredibly rich cultural program, full of Oriental flavour.
City Museum and Memorial hall
City Museum of Incheon (Incheon Metropolitan City Museum), the first public Museum of Korea, opened in 1946 for the purpose of research and study of history and cultural property of Incheon.
In 1984 the centenary of the Inchon Memorial hall were opened and the complex dedicated to the Incheon landing operation. Today you can see a huge collection of photos and videos telling about all stages of the landing. The complex also includes memorial tower (18 m) and the national flags of all 16 countries that participated in the Korean war.
Although Incheon for centuries largely determined the political course and the pace of economic development of the whole country, the real fame came to him only at the dawn of the 21st century, there was opened one of the largest airport in the world, equipped with the most advanced technologies and has incredibly developed infrastructure.
Summer 88 Olympic games, held in the South Korean capital, in many respects became a landmark for the country, it then begins a new stage of economic development, intensify international relations in all spheres of the economy. Valid at the time the international airport “Gimpo” was not designed for ever-increasing passenger and cargo traffic, there was an urgent need for the erection of a new larger and modern terminal.
Construction began with the fact that between the nearby Islands of Icheon-si Jejudo, Incheon Yeongjong island, Sammarco and Sinbolo there was an artificial mound, combining them into one. But now the island has with the mainland not only ferry, but autostraddle a message thanks to built the bridge. In the end, in spring 2001, just in the middle of the azure waters of the Yellow sea in a scattering of tiny Islands appeared a miracle of engineering and architecture.
The magnificence of nature are here combined in a single unit with the genius of human thought, and form the fascinating panorama, not to admire which is simply impossible. The airport is surrounded by half a hundred Islands, and most of them completely inhabited by humans.
Today, the airport in Incheon is just incredible in scale, complex, and only the passenger terminal occupies a full six floors, two of which are underground. The total area of the passenger terminal is nearly five hundred thousand square meters, in South Korea, there is no object that would exceed in its size the airport. In addition, there are virtually on every floor there are restaurants, bars, Internet cafes, shops, greenhouses, fitness centers and SPA-unit, fields for mini-Golf and even a casino.
Today, Incheon international airport can undoubtedly be called one of main and most famous city attractions that embodies the latest technologies of native and Eastern traditions.