Top 6 things to do in Songdo City, Incheon!

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Incheon Songdo is a smart city built on 1,500 acres of land fill along the neighboring city of Incheon Yellow Sea waterfront. It is connected by five beautiful bridges to city of Incheon. In addition, there is the majestic Incheon Bridge. As the longest bridge in South Korea, it provides direct transportation from Songdo to Incheon International Airport (about 30-60minute car ride; it now has two terminals). As a part of the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ), Incheon Songdo incooporates up-to-date technology and environment-friendly living for the residents and visitors.

Useful Informations:

  • Address: 160, Convensia-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
    인천광역시 연수구 컨벤시아대로 160 (송도동)
  • Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    For more info: +82-32-837-4753

1. Songdo Central Park

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Credit to @memory16723

Located at the center of the international business district within Songdo International City, Songdo Central Park was designed to reuse rainwater effectively and reduce the heat island effect as much as possible. It is also the first city in Korea to make a lakeside park using seawater. Visitors can enjoy a water taxi ride on the man-made waterway. The nearby accommodations and shopping mall make it a popular vacation destination.

Songdo Central Park has water sports activities available at the boat houses located on the East and West ends of the park. Activities include water boats, kayak, water taxis and more. Solchan Park is the only park in Songdo that reaches the beach. The park is perfect for watching the sunset or taking a late night walk.

Useful Information:

  • Activity Information
    [East]
    Bicycle rental: 1 person 10,000 won / 2 people 15,000 won
    Clear kayak (40 min): 25,000 won
    Paddle boat: 10,000 won
    [West]
    Water taxi: Adults 4,000 won / Children 2,000 won
  • Operating Hours
    Weekdays 10:00-19:00 / Weekends 10:00-21:00
  • Homepage: https://www.ifez.go.kr/tour/park1

How to get here
By [Subway]
Get off at Central Park Station (Incheon Subway Line 1), Exit 3.

2. Songdo Convensia

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Songdo Convensia is a state-of-the-art convention center with five spacious floors. It is capable of hosting 450 exhibition booths, various exhibition events, and performances. Meeting rooms are equipped with advanced technology such as wireless internet, voice-operated cameras, and LCD projectors. The convention center can hold over 2,000 visitors and provides excellent services and amenities for various banquets, family events, weddings, and more.

Songdo Convensia is approximately 15 minutes away by car from Incheon International Airport and an hour from Seoul, making it a pleasant and convenient venue for business as well as for touring the Seoul metropolitan area. The center is surrounded by six outstanding hotels, a department store, and a number of shopping malls. In addition to an array of convenient amenities, it also boasts exquisite exterior and interior designs, reminiscent of the luxurious Sydney Opera House. Naturally, it has become a popular venue for television programs, performances, and fashion shows.

Useful Informations:

  • Address: 123, Central-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
    인천광역시 연수구 센트럴로 123 (송도동)
  • Inquiries: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • For more info: +82-32-210-1114
  • Homepage: www.songdoconvensia.com
  • How to get here:
    By [Subway]
    Incheon Univ. Station (Incheon Subway Line 1), Exit 5.
    Songdo Convensia is located ahead, next to Sheraton Incheon Hotel.

    By [Bus]
    Get off at Convensia, Songdo Convensia Sheraton Hotel or Songdo Sheraton Hotel Bus Stop.
    Here is the list of bus you can use:
    Blue Bus 6-1, 8, 9, 16, 82, 780-1
    Green Bus 91, 92
    Red Bus 1301, 3002, M6724
    Airport Bus 6707B

3. NC Cube Canal Walk

songdo city

Spend some time strolling around the NC Cube Canal Walk shopping complex, which houses a wide range of shops as well as other amenities. What really sets this mall apart is its chic design, which incorporates plenty of outdoor space for relaxing, people-watching and taking a break from all that shopping. 

As its name suggests, the mall is built around a canal. Walk its length and see the pretty details that make this development so appealing. These include a playful horse statue rearing up from the water and bright decorative globes overhead, which are illuminated after the sun sets. Other fun touches to look for are topiaries shaped like enormous chess pieces, fountains and colorful animal sculptures. 

The development is enormous, sprawling across five blocks. Visit the mall’s four separate areas, which are themed around the four seasons of the year. Inside the buildings, find stores selling ultra-fashionable clothing of the type that have made South Korea famous for its style. Brands that cater to a broad spectrum of budgets are on sale here. Shop for books, work out at the gym and choose from a wide selection of restaurants for lunch or dinner. 

Useful Informations:

  • Opening Hours: 10.30-22.00
  • Phone: 032-723-6300
  • Address: South Korea, 여름동 커낼워크 157 KR 인천광역시 연수구 인천시 연수구 송도동 아트센터대로131 호 : 아파트방면 ) 특별한베베
  • How to get here:
    By [Subway] 
    Exit 4 of Central Park Station (Incheon Subway Line 1)

4. G Tower Songdo

Image by Young Chae Park through Archdaily

G-Tower one of the landmark buildings in Songdo. Inside, are banks, restaurants, post office, and office buildings. It is known for its unique architecture. There is a Sky Garden which is open to visitors in the day. Here you will be able to see Songdo in its entirety. There is also a bicycle rental service for free.

Useful Informations:

  • Opening Hours
    Monday to Friday 09:00~20:00
  • Phone: +82 32-453-7882
  • Address: 175 Art center-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
  • Main facilities
    – Free bicycle rental (Information desk on first floor)
    – IFEZ Promotion Center (33rd floor)
    – Sky Garden (29th floor, open only on weekdays)
    – Cafeteria (29th floor, lunch on weekdays (11:30~13:30), dinner on weekdays (17:30~19:00))

5. Tri Bowl Songdo

Image by ARTchitecture

Famous for its impressive night views of Songdo, Tri-Bowl is a multi-complex culture and arts center built to seem as if it is floating on water. Its unique architecture of three bowl-shaped buildings floating on water symolizes Incheon, a city in harmony with the sky, ocean, and earth.

Useful Informations:

  • Opening Hours Vary according to available programs and events.
  • Address: 250, Incheon tower-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
  • Homepage: www.tribowl.kr
  • How to get here
    By [Subway]
    Central Park Station (Incheon Subway Line 1), Exit 4. Walk approx. 3 min.

6. Hanok Village Songdo

Songdo Hanok Village [송도한옥마을], incheon, south korea

 Image Credit: Korea Tourism Organization

Hanok Village Songdo is a small hanok village that consist of  hotel and shops that designed in hanok, a traditional Korean building. In my opinion, this place is best visit during Autumn, especially in the peak of the ginkgo and maple trees, it’s really match well with korean hanok building color and pattern.
 

Useful Informations:

  • Address: 180, Technopark-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
    (인천 연수구 테크노파크로 180)
  • Located next to central park

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