Shopping is probably the most popular activities for travellers visiting Korea, particularly in Seoul city. If you choose to go out of Seoul and spend a day in the new smart Incheon city, you won’t run out of shopping choices.
Locating next to the Incheon China Town, Incheon Art Platform consists of 13 buildings erected in the 30s and 40s. These historic buildings have been renovated into creative art and design studios, education and performance halls. There are also guest houses which I think are designated for artists who want to do stay, create art work or participate in exchange programs.
Following the signing of China-Korea Treaty in 1882, Incheon was designated as the extraterritoriality of Ching Dynasty and the Incheon Port opened in 1883 to begin modern trade between China and Korea. The Chinatown was over 100 years old and all businesses remain are now run by second and third generation. Having been to many Chinatown around the world, this Incheon Chinatown is quite impressive with new red paints and carries a lot of traditional Chinese characters.
Completely built from scratch and reclaimed land, Songdo International Business District is a new smart city in the Incheon Free Economic Zone. It features some landmark buildings, including the G-Tower, Northeast Asia Trade Tower which is the world’s most expensive private real estate, Tri-bowl Culture Center and a Central Lake Park. The best place to start the experience of the Incheon development is at the observation deck of G-Tower where you will see a panorama view of the area. G stands for Green, Growth and Global, that’s exactly what the Incheon Free Economic Zone is about.