- Different Feelings, Neighborhoods in Incheon
Korea's Modernization PathIncheon Open Port Trail along
Let's start from Incheon Station, a historic site itself.
The country's first railway was launched here at Incheon Station on September 18, 1899.
The current station building was renovated in 1925.
Now Incheon Station is also the end of Subway Line 1. Come out of the station and you will see a lavish signboard for Chinatown across the street.
Visitors to Chinatown usually begin to explore the Incheon Station area by walking through stores lined up along this street.
We will visit a couple of significant facilities before getting on a tour of the Incheon Open Port Trail.
. While walking along the street, I used to try to imagine what the officials of the consulate from the British Empire were thinking while looking down at what was called Incheon Port from their offices up the hill. Korea was just a small country in the Far East Asia then.
. Compared to the ordinary urban street between Incheon Station and the Paradise Hotel, the area around the center looks distinctively exotic.
The cultural center was built by Jung-gu Office in 2005. It features diverse exhibitions designed for visitors to see the cultural differences of two countries and deepen their understanding of each other's culture.
Incheon Art Platform accommodates artists, launches exhibitions and holds flea markets with the purposes of helping artists based in Incheon with their artistic creation, exhibition and educational efforts.
Incheon was Korea's third place that accommodated a foreign settlement following Busan and Wonsan. Foreign settlements were