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Top Choice Korean in Icheon


On a hillside outside town, this traditional restaurant serves a wonderful assortment of courses among the paper screens, floor seating and floral-wallpapered walls. It's a treat worth the taxi ride out here – about…
Arts Centre in Icheon


An art complex within Seolbong Park, Cerapia focuses on contemporary rather than traditional ceramics. It comprises several quality galleries with rotating shows, a sculpture garden and show room. There's also an op…
Museum in Icheon

Haegang Ceramics Museum

A beautiful collection of celadon pottery is on display at this museum, 1km north of the ceramics village.
Art in Icheon

Icheon Ceramic Festival

If you're around late April, head to Seolbong Park for the annual Icheon Ceramic Festival.
Sculpture in Icheon

Seolbong Park

Head here first to pick up a good local area map at the visitors' centre, then stroll around the parklands admiring the variety of ceramic sculptures that surround the scenic lake. Plus there are galleries, museums …
Gallery in Icheon

Hanguk Pottery

Pottery gallery and shop within Icheon Ceramic Village where you can find the classy celadon-glazed wares of a master potter, and view a traditional-style kiln.
Gallery in Icheon

Songpa Pottery

Pottery gallery and shop within Icheon Ceramic Village that boasts and unusual style of crystalline pottery with fern-like designs, as well as traditional inlaid celadon and buncheong-style pottery. You'll know it b…
Arts Centre in Icheon

Hankook Dojakwon

To make your own pottery, head to Hankook Dojakwon, at the entry to Sagimakgol Ceramics Village.
Art in Icheon

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale

Ceramic artists from around the world gather for this annual ceramics festival held at a various venues around Icheon.
Temple in Icheon


If you have the energy, it’s a steep 30-minute walk uphill to this retreat, founded in 774 when it was known as Bugak-sa. Ancient ginkgo trees shade the brightly painted buildings, reconstructions of the originals. …