Modern Architecture Museum


Housed within a former concession-era Japanese bank, this museum examines the historic diversity of the Open Port area's architecture – modernist, gothic, Japanese imperial and Chinese – much of which has been lost over the years.

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Nearby Incheon attractions

1. Incheon Open Port Museum

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Built in 1897, this is one of three former Japanese banks along the same street. Exhibitions within present the history of Incheon's Open Port area since…

2. Incheon Art Platform

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This attractive complex of 1930s and ‘40s brick warehouses was turned over to the Incheon Foundation for Arts and Culture, which has created gallery…

3. Daebul Hotel

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Dubbed the 'first western hotel in Korea', this three-storey brick building is a recreation of an old merchants hotel that stood on this spot from 1888 to…

4. Jajangmyeon Museum

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Housed in a building dating to 1907, this imaginative museum celebrates the origins of the much-loved noodle dish jajangmyeon, thought to be adapted from…

5. Jayu Park

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You can explore this picturesque hilltop park, designed by a Russian civil engineer in 1888, while walking between Chinatown and the Open Port area. It…

6. Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village

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As if a princess had waved a magic wand over its streets, this once gritty neighbourhood has been transformed into a children's wonderland of brightly…

7. Wolmi Observatory


Looking like an air traffic control tower atop Wolmi Park, the Wolmi Observatory is worth the short, uphill hike to enjoy 360° views of Incheon and beyond…

8. Wolmido

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Historically notable as the site of the Incheon Landing Operations during the Korean War, today the former island of Wolmi (it was joined to the mainland…