We have lived in Seoul for a few years now and yet we have not really been anywhere outside of Seoul. Maybe a weekend trip to Busan to do a visa run but that’s really it. Our goal is to travel outside of the city at least once a month as a day trip or weekend getaway. We have heard that the official and biggest Chinatown is in Incheon. We both have never been in Incheon city and we talked a lot about going to Chinatown. Full of high expectations we decided to go on a spontaneous trip, with our bags packed in case we want to stay overnight.
Incheon is about 2 hours away from us (Jamsil area). Not knowing how far it was, we left early in the morning so we had the whole day ahead of us. Once arriving at Incheon station you can spot Chinatown quite easily. Chinatown is easy to navigate around and if you’re lost, don’t worry because there are maps everywhere.
Don’t forget to arrive with an empty stomach, because there’s lots of street food and snacks you can try out and don’t forget the famous jjajangmyeon (black bean noodles).
In Chinatown there’s an area called Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village. As you can guess, many fairy tale characters can be found here. Perfect for people who love taking selfies and fun for young and old!
After stuffing your belly full with delicious snacks, why not relax in the Freedom Park (Jayu Park)? You can stroll around the park while enjoying the view. Also this is the only place outdoor where you can find some shade!
When you arrive by airplane, you probably land in Incheon Airport. I have been to the airport a lot of times but never been to the city itself. If you have a long stopover, but too short to go to Seoul, it’s definitely worth to hop into Incheon.
We spent about half a day in Chinatown and combined our trip with a visit to Wolmido Island.