Scenery available only in Incheon

Four of Incheons tourist attractions have been included among the list of “30 Unique Korean Venues for 2019,” as selected by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization as a means to elevate the competitiveness of the MICE industry.

Jeondeungsa Temple

Jeondeungsa Temple is boasting the longest history of any surviving Buddhist temple in Korea. However, it is not for having the oldest history that the temple is most famed. Walking along the trails among the thick trees that penetrate its precincts, visitors are welcomed by the tenderly ringing bells and the embracing branches of a gigantic zelkova tree over 400 years old. Facing the south, the graceful Main Hall also boasts the splendor of having been kept in place for 400 years. Jeondeungsa Temple also has many cultural assets to show.

ⓘ Location
37-41 Jeondeungsa-ro, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon

Cosmo 40

Cosmo 40 is a transformed cultural complex made up of Building No. 40, formerly used as refinery facilities for Cosmo Chemicals factories. When the decision was made to relocate the factories and tanks, the empty space left behind was large enough for just about anything. The company and local citizens discussed options to avoid simply destroying the structures. Aspiring to be come “a borderless space of inspiration,” it now hosts performances for exhibitions in the main hall or serves as a space for skateboarders to enjoy rides between works of art.

ⓘ Location
9 Janggogae-ro, 231-beon-gil, Seo-gu, Incheon
ⓘ Business
hours 12:00~21:30

Panoramic 65

On the 65th floor of Oakwood Premier Hotel Incheon, a hotel in Songdo, a special nights stay awaits you at some 312 meters above sea level. With its bar and dining facilities, Panoramic 65 boasts 360-degree panoramic ocean and city views. Eyes will dart from the twilight presented by the setting sun over the Yellow Sea to the backdrop of Incheon Bridge and its lights lit one after another in the thickening darkness and the myriad of twinkling lights in the Incheon night sky!

ⓘ Location
165 Convensia-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
ⓘ Business hours
Dining 18:00~22:00
Bar 18:00~24:00 (until 02:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
* Admission not permitted for minors

Hyundai Cruise along Gyeongin Ara Waterway

The Ara Waterway, with “Ara” meaning “the sea” in old Korean, is the waterway where Korean sentiments and culture flow into todays Yellow Sea and the Han River. In 2011, the Gyeongin Ara Waterway was finally successfully formed for the purpose of being used for tourist cruises. Hyundai Cruise Ship voyages along the Ara Waterway. During its 90-minute voyage, the cruise ship passes by “Eight Scenic Views of Suhyang,” including “Suhyang Pavilion,” boasting its exquisite Korean beauty in the midst of the expansive Gimpo fields.

ⓘ Location
Ara Kimpo Passenger Terminal, 233-1 Jeonho-ri, Gochon-eup, Gimpo-si
Ara Incheon Passenger Terminal, 58 Baekseok-dong, Seo-gu, Incheon
ⓘ Business hours
Gyeongin Ara Waterway Cruises run daily at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 (90 minutes)
Dinner Fireworks Display Cruise 18:00 (2 hours) on Saturdays

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