If you live in, or in close proximity to Seoul and want to get out of the big city – Incheon is a great place to visit. It’s one of the satellite cities of the metropolis, but unlike some other places, is very close to the ocean. This was one of the reasons I ended up there. One morning I woke up and felt an urge for some fresh air and the ocean! Hopped on the subway and there I was nearly 2 hours later.
It takes 50 mins to get there by standard train from Yongsan station (35-40mins on the express train)and costs the standard fare – 1.050 won.
Highlights of trip include Chinatown, many interesting modern art galleries, architecture museum and a beautiful Wolmido Island. Incheon has a very big Chinese population, so it does feel like you’ve come to a little China! Overall, it feels like the local administration is really trying to make this place very welcoming and accommodating for tourists – there are lots of extremely helpful information centers and just info staff walking around as you come out of the station. They speak excellent English and also hand out local guides and maps.