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. 🙂
This picture makes me laugh!
My favorite structure of the day.
A nice little temple.
Address: Seollin-dong / Bukseong-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon-si