Thursday, June 03, 2010

A Sunday in Incheon

Last Sunday, Rich and I finally made it all the way out to Incheon, sure we have been there before but only to visit the airport.

We had heard good things about the China Town at Incheon and figured this was the perfect time to go and check it out, with the weather finally becoming so much nicer.

We left home kind of late, and it takes about 1 and a half hours to get to Incheon from Uijeongbu. So we didn't get to catch a ferry to any of the island's near the coast of Incheon (but I want to do that another day soon). Instead we just stayed in and around Incheon's China Town, which was a lot of fun. It's really a pretty and bustling place.

To start with we decided to check out Tayu Park - which is, according to the tourist map, the first western style park in Korea.

You need to walk up a whole bunch of steps to get to the park and I think on the way we saw a statue of Confucius. I'm not entirely sure it's Confucius though! Also on the way up there were some street sellers with goods that are so tacky - they are almost good!

It also has a memorial to General McArthur, which still has flowers on it after all these years.

Here's a few more photo's of the park - which don't really show how many people were at the park. The place was totally packed! But that's life in Korea!

Next it was time for adventures in China Town, we walked along some very cool Chinese murals to get there. I really loved these - they were quite beautiful.

Then finally - China Town! There was lots and lots of Chinese food and also a lot of street stalls.

Our final stop for the day was the Chinese-Korea Cultural Centre, unfortunatly it seems the most exciting stuff was actually on the outside of the centre!

1 comment:

Aron said...

Korea seems like such a fascinating place. I'm looking forward to going someday.