Explore Incheon Open Port Area

It is a region in the area of Songhak-dong and Jungang-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, filled with a variety of modern cultural sites that were built between Joseon dynasty and the Japanese colonial period. Explore these places with historical significance throughout the open port area. It is a travel course that can be explored in a day and has a lot of good photo zones for taking pictures
Incheon Station
The first train that operated between Incheon and Guro Station in Seoul was on the Gyeongin Line. Incheon Station, the starting and ending station of this line, is where Chinatown and the open port area are centered. The history of the port opening can be found at the station connecting the metropolitan area and Songdo, and a monument in the shape of the first locomotive in Korea.
Chinatown Seonlinmun
The 3rd gate, Seonlinmun, is located on the right side of Chinatown towards Jayu Park. ‘Seonlinmun' means 'Let Koreans and Chinese people live together as neighbors'. There is a mural street with the story of Chohanji at the back of the Seonlinmun Gate, where you can appreciate the characters and major events.
  • AddressAddress
    Bukseong-dong 3(sam)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon
  • PhonePhone
    +82-32-760-7114 (Jung-gu Office)
  • Hours of operationHours of Operation
    Everyday
    Holidays : Open year round
  • WebsiteWebsite
    ic-chinatown.co.kr/(Only Korean)
Jemulpo Club
Jemulpo Club was completed in 1901. But following its construction in 1891, the Jemulpo Club was quickly surrounded by settlements of Japan, China, and Western countries. At that time, it was deemed a luxurious building because it had an outdoor tennis court, which was rare. After Korea’s liberation, it was used as the Incheon Metropolitan City Museum, but is now used as a cultural and artistic space for citizens. Nearby is the Incheon Jung-gu Office building that retains the modernist architecture characteristics of the 1930s. A night tour(festival) is held in the open port area every autumn.
  • AddressAddress
    25, Jayugongwonnam-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
  • PhonePhone
    +82-32-765-0261
  • Hours of operationHours of Operation
    Everyday
    Holidays : Open year round
  • WebsiteWebsite
    jemulpoclub.com(Only Korean)
Jayu Park
Jayu Park is Korea's first Western-style park and is beautiful all year round. As a place of historical significance, there is the statue of General MacArthur, the Korea-U.S.A. Centennial Monument built in 1982 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the treaty of peace, commerce and navigation between Korean and the US, and the Incheon Meteorological Station, the first observation station in Korea. It is also famous for Seokjeongru Pavillion, where you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the city especially at night
Sinpo International Market
As Incheon's first modern permanent market, it is filled with various stores and shops for foreigners. Considered Incheon’s representative market for over the past 100 years, there is a lot of history here such as the first Jjolmyeon and Dakgangjeong. Sinpo International Market, also offers a variety of food and attractions, which makes the market captivating not only to Koreans but also foreigners.
  • AddressAddress
    11-5, Uhyeon-ro 49beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
  • PhonePhone
    +82-32-772-5812
  • Hours of operationHours of Operation
    Everyday
    Holidays : Open year round
  • WebsiteWebsite
Incheon Art Platform
The Incheon Art Platform are buildings from the 1930-1940s remodeled into various cultural spaces. The red brick buildings preserve history of the establishment while displaying the modern cultural interpretation of the past.