Incheon Chinatown: What to See and Do

Incheon Chinatown: What to See and Do, Incheon, South Korea (B)

Incheon Chinatown is Korea’s only official Chinatown – and the perfect place for a fun day trip! Dive into the interesting history of Chinese-Korean relations in this more than 120-year-old part of Incheon. Explore Chinese street food, traditional Chinese architecture, the birthplace of the Jajjang Noodles, and visit the only Chinese temple in Korea.

Incheon’s Chinatown is the only official Chinatown in Korea. After signing the China–Korea Treaty of 1882 at the end of the Joseon Dynasty, a large Chinese population settled in the Jemulpo area of Incheon as part of an extraterritorial area of the Qing Dynasty of China. Since then, the history and culture of its ethnic Chinese inhabitants have been preserved here.

Getting to Incheon Chinatown is super easy. The neighborhood is located in Incheon’s Jung-gu area, close to the subway station Incheon.

Head to Incheon station on line 1 of Seoul’s subway system and take exit 1 and you’ll see the 11-meter high Chinese-style gateway, or paifang. This is where you start your exploration of Incheon Chinatown. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Incheon Chinatown: What to See and Do
Guide Location: South Korea » Incheon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Linda Dunsmore
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Chinatown
  • Best Western Harbor Park Hotel
  • Diamond Tourist Hotel
  • Korea and China Cultural Center
  • Uiseondang
  • Junghwaga
  • Chinatown Main Street
  • Sky Hill Stairs
  • Seollinmun Gate
  • Three Kingdoms Mural Street
  • Jajangmyeon Museum