Chinatown in Incheon, Eh it’s Just Okay

When I heard that there was a Chinatown in Incheon I was excited!  As a child I went to Chinatown in San Francisco and I remember feeling like I’d been transported to another place, it was fun, a little mysterious, and that’s what I was hoping for here.  My hopes were probably too high, but I thought oh my gosh with the proximity to China, this is going to be great.  I wanted to feel like I’d left Korea and magically hopped into an authentic Chinese town.  Instead it felt much more like I’d stepped into Chinatown at Epcot in Walt Disney World.  I mean it was okay to walk around for half a day and there were some pretty spots but it is very touristy and just leaves you feeling like eh alright been there saw that.  It doesn’t help that right outside the gate is another tourist area called Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village, which is probably the biggest photo zone in the world, and you can’t get much more touristy than that!  The Fairy Tale Village is actually quite fun, especially if you have little kids/girls in particular.  Though I will admit that I was there with just a girl friend and we had more fun taking pics than we really should have. lol  So if you’re bored and looking for something to do you can combine the two sites and have a fun day, just don’t go expecting something amazing. 🙂

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This picture makes me laugh!DSC_1176 copyDSC_1109 copyDSC_1115 copyDSC_1121 copyDSC_1089 copy

My favorite structure of the day.DSC_1126 copy.jpgDSC_1127 copyDSC_1166

A nice little temple.DSC_1182 copyDSC_1184 copyDSC_1160 copy

Address:  Seollin-dong / Bukseong-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon-si




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