Incheon
Incheon is a major port city in Korea and is home to Incheon International Airport. Incheon is adjacent to the West Sea, which is dotted with numerous islands and islets that provide many marine tourist assets. It lies in a strategically important position for trade and cultural exchange with sea routes connecting Korea to the rest of the world, especially linking to nearby Chinese cities.


Jayu Park

Jayu Park

Introduction 
Nestled in Mt. Eungbongsan in Incheon Metropolitan City, Jayu Park was first called Manguk Park and then Seo Park as the Japanese power became stronger. During the colonial rule of Japan, there was another park called Dong Park (East Park), which was created and used as a shrine by the Japanese.
Jayu Park, or park of Freedom, has held its name ever since October 3, 1957 when a statue of General McArthur, who led the Incheon Amphibious Landing Operation during the Korean War, was erected at the summit of Mt. Eungbongsan. The park offers spectacular views of downtown Incheon and its surrounding mountains, the port, and the sea.

Local Transportation
- From Incheon station, walk 5 min.
(* From the station, you can see a large Chinese-style gate, which is an entrance to the Incheon China Town. Pass the gate and walk along the path.)

Inquiries
- Travel phone +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
- Homepage : http://www.icjg.go.kr



Incheon Free Economic Zone - Songdo Area

Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall

Introduction
Songdo International city, whose development began in 1994, is rapidly growing to be a global city. It will become the center of diverse international businesses, a hub city for international trade, an international city of knowledge-based technologies & eco-friendly environment.

Local Transportation
- Take Incheon Subway Line 1 and get off Dongmak Station (end of the line) -> Take a taxi or bus

Inquiries
- Travel phone +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
- Homepage : http://www.ifez.go.kr



Incheon Memorial Hall for Incheon Landing Operation

Incheon Landing Operation Memorial Hall Incheon Landing Oper...

Introduction
Incheon Memorial Hall for Incheon Landing Operation is a product of the 6.25 Korean war and contains all the pain of our modern history. It is a memorial hall which celebrates the success of MacArthur’s US force landing in Incheon. It shows off its grand features facing the coastal sea of Songdo Island.
It is constructed at the mid slope of Songdo Mt. Cheongryong which has 150m height. Inside the memorial hall which has the shape of two right angled triangle held symmetrically, various historical materials which celebrates the US force landing in Incheon are exhibited. The Incheon Memorial Hall for Incheon Landing Operation consists of number 1 and 2 exhibition room which is being used as an educational place for children and students who have not experienced was. In addition, the huge carved relief behind the main entrance and the Jayusoohotap is a great art product and the glow of the setting sun seen from the Memorial Hall hill is also great.

Local Transportation
- Underground line 1, DongIncheon station -> Take intracity bus no. 6, 16 -> Get off at  Songdo Yuwonji -> 5 minutes walk

Inquiries
- Travel phone +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
- Homepage : http://www.landing915.com



China Town



Introduction
China Town Paelu (an ancient Chinese door) which proudly presents its grand appearance across Incheon station shows the entrance. The street you encounter after you go through this Paelu has a strong exotic scent as if Mr. Wang will immediately come out of the sight.
This area is called Jajangmyun geoli of the Incheon Joong-gu Bookseongdong and Seon and Seonlindong area is the hometown of Korean Jajangmyun and the street of original Chinese food. If you visit this area, you will be able to see many Chinese restaurants as its reputation of Jajangmyun geoli. In addition, there are many shops which sell Chinese products which will make to feel like you are in China.

Local Transportation
- Underground line 1, Incheon station -> Across the station, there is the entrance of China Town street

Inquiries
- Travel phone +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
- Homepage : http://www.ichinatown.or.kr



Wolmido Island

Wolmido Island

Introduction
Wolmido Island, located roughly 1 km off the coast of Incheon, has since become part of the mainland with the creation of a new highway. The name Wolmido Island comes from the shape of the island as it resembles the tail of a half moon. Because it is near Seoul and the convenient transportation, many people visit here during weekends.
Many cafes and seafood restaurants are lined along the coast so you can enjoy the food while viewing the sea. There are about 50 seafood restaurants all in one area, so you can enjoy fresh raw fish dishes. The Culture street starts with the Doodle Pillar, and continues onward to the Meeting Square, Arts Square, Performance Square, Good Harvest Square and several other notable highlights. Throughout these areas, spontaneous performances are performed, and street artists can draw for you on the spot.

Local Transportation
- Underground line 1, Incheon station -> take intracity bus no. 2, 15, 23, 45 -> get off at Wolmido Island -> Park Entrance

Inquiries
- Travel phone +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
- Homepage : http://wolmi.incheon.go.kr




Seoul
Seoul is the capital of Korea with over 600 years of history. It is the heart of Korea's culture and education as well as politics and economics. Seoul is unique in that historical sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and modern cultural facilities coexist in harmony. Seoul is a world-class city with numerous amenities and shopping districts such as Myeong-dong and Apgujeong.


Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace Gyeongbokgung Palace

Introduction
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the "Northern Palace" because it is located more toward the north, compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all the five palaces.
The premises were destroyed by fire at the time of the Japan's occupation of Korea during 1592-1598. However, all of the palace's 7,700 rooms were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun in the years of King Gojong (1852~1919).
Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond are still relatively in tact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent the past sculpture art which was the trend back then.
The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located east within Hyangwonjeong.

Local Transportation
- From Exit No. 5 of Gyeongbokgung Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No.3), walk 5 minutes.
- From Exit No. 2 of Ganghwamun Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No.5), walk 5 minutes.

Inquiries
- Travel phone +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
- Homepage : http://www.royalpalace.go.kr



Insa-dong

Insa-dong Insa-dong

Introduction
Insa-dong, located in the middle of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes. The shops in Insa-dong are very popular among all age groups, because each store is unique. The galleries are the heartbeat of Insa-dong. There are about 100 galleries in the area and you can see every example of Korean traditional fine art from paintings to sculptures. The most famous galleries are Hakgojae Gallery, which functions as the center of folk art, Gana Art Gallery, which promotes many promising artists, and Gana Art Center.

Local Transportation
- From Exit No. 3 of Jonggak Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), walk 3 minutes.
- From Exit No. 6 of Anguk Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), walk 1 minute.

Inquiries
- Travel phone +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)



Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon

Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon

Introduction
Changdeokgung Palace is the second royal villa built after Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. Chandeokgung served as the principal palace by many Joseon kings an remains the best preserved among the five royal Joseon palaces. The rear garden that was used as a place of rest by the kings boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden.
The World Cultural Heritage Committee also designated Changdeokgung Palace as a World Cultural Heritage in December of 1997 in Napoli, Italy.

Local Transportation
- From Exit No. 3 of Anguk Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 3), walk toward Biwon for 2 minutes.
- From Exit No. 6 of Jongno 3(sam)-ga Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 1 & 5), walk 10 minutes passing by Nakwon Store.

Inquiries
- Travel phone +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
- Homepage : http://www.cdg.go.kr/main/main.htm



Myeong-dong

Myeong-dong

Introduction
Myeong-dong is a massive shopping district. Myeong-dong Street is around 1km long and extends from Myeong-dong Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 4) to Lotte Department Store at Euljiro. All kinds of brand name shops and department stores are clustered on the streets and alleyways. You can purchase various products such as clothes, shoes, and accessories. Compared to Namdaemun or Dongdaemun, many good-quality brands are sold in Myeong-dong.

Local Transportation
- From Exit No. 5 of Euljiro Ipgu Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 2), walk 10 minutes.
- From Exit No. 5, 6, 7, or 8 of Myeong-dong Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), walk 5 minutes.

Inquiries
- Travel phone +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
- Myeong-dong Tourist Information +82-2-757-0088 (English, Korean, Japanese)
- Homepage : http://www.myungdong.co.kr (Korean)



Lotte World

Lotte World Lotte World

Introduction
Located in the heart of the city, Lotte World is the perfect spot for entertainment and sightseeing. It is a theme park filled with thrilling rides, an ice rink, different kinds of parades as well as a folk museum, a lake, and much more. About 6,000,000 visitors are welcomed every year, and about 10% of the visitors are foreigners. The structure inside makes use of the natural sunlight, and it is open for visitors all year round, regardless of the weather.
Lotte World is divided into a 'Adventure' theme once you are inside the building, and outside is a 'Magic Island' theme next to Seokchonhosu Lake. Lotte World Adventure has certain districts representing different countries with various kinds of facilities and souvenir shops. You can enjoy watching parades, numerous films, laser shows, and a variety of international cuisines even during the holidays. Magic Island is situated outdoors, where the dazzling Magic Castle is located as well as thrilling high-altitude rides that you can't experience elsewhere. Be sure to also check out the peaceful walking trail around the lake.

Local Transportation
- Subway : Get off at Jamsil Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No.2 and No.8) Exit No.4. Lotte World is directly connected to the Subway Station.

Inquiries
- Travel phone +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
- Homepage : http://www.lotteworld.com/Global_eng




DMZ
The Korean Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ is the most dangerous place on Earth. This distinction is probably technically true - the mountains and hillsides on both sides of the 4km strip of land separating the two Koreas bristles with troops, guard posts, tanks, missile, bunkers, gun emplacements, land mines and other tools of death and destruction.
The DMZ stretches some 248 kilometers across the Korean Peninsula from the mouth of the Imjin River in the west to the town of Goseong in the east. The demilitarized zone itself, where human activity has been greatly limited for the last half-century, has become one of Asia's greatest nature preserves. In the sparsely populated hinterlands just outside the zone, where it seems soldiers outnumber civilians, you can find both towering monuments to battles won and derelict ruins that stand witness to the tragedy of war.

Dorasan Observatory Panmunjeom