Incheon is the soon to be the second largest city in South Korea, expected to surpass Busan by 2012. It is seved by train, subway, and buses, and the relatively new (2002) Seoul Incheon International Airport|Incheon International Airport]]. This is the city where General McCarthur directed the landing of Marines during the Korean conflict of 1950-1953. There is a huge park and monument dedicated to the General not far from the landing zone. On the beach front there is a boardwalk offering entertainment, food, lounge chairs and amusement rides. Do not count on going swimming there. There are serious rip tides.
Incheon City has everything you could ask for, but nothing special. Take away the historic attraction of the McCarthur landing and it is just another big city. South of Incheon is different. Anmyeon-do is a small island connected now by a bridge and road. Here, you have beaches, magnificent flower shows, and on the beach road you can see camping areas. Between Incheon and Anmyeon-do is Taebu-do where you can get the best clam, cuttlefish, crab and other seafood dishes on the west coast.
Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) serves as the gateway to Seoul and South Korea. It is one of the busiest airports in the world, located around 70 kilometres west of the capital and has been ranked one of the best airports in the world, together with the ones in Hong Kong and Singapore. Korean Air serves dozens of destinations in Japan and China, as well as other cities and countries in Asia. It also has connections to about a dozen cities in North America and even more to European cities. It has flights to Australia, Sao Paulo and Pacific destinations like Fiji and Guam on top of that.
Another big airline is Asiana Airlines with just slightly less destinations further away but even more in both China and Japan.
|Incheon Airport Backpacker Hostel||1567-2, Unseo-dong Jung-gu||Hostel||83|
|Incheon Airport Guest House||2799-2 Unseo-Dong Joon-Gu||Guesthouse||-|
|Incheon Airport Hotel||2790-4, Airport Town Square, Unseo dong, Junk Ku, Incheon, Seoul||Hotel||-|
|Incheon Airport Hotel June||2805-2, Airport Town Square, Unseo dong Jung Ku||Hotel||-|
|Incheon Airport Hotel Queen||2801-5 Incheon Airport town square, Jung-gu Incheon (400-833), South Korea||Hotel||82|
|Incheon Airport Oceanside Hotel||128-17, Deokgyo-dong, Joong-ku Incheon-city||Hotel||80|
|Airport Backpacker Guesthouse||LG ECLAT B/D 204 Unseo_dong 2850 Jung_ gu Incheon City||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel SKY Incheon Airport||#2790-2 Airport Town Square||Hotel||74|
|Lazy Bird Guest House||2665-2, Unseo Dong Joong Gu||HOSTEL||88|
|Incheon Airport Bridge Hotel||507-8, Unnam-dong, Jung-gu Incheon City, South Korea||Hotel||-|
|KoZy KoReA Guest House||624-5 Geomam- dong Seo- gu||HOSTEL||84|
|Hotel Parkwood Incheon Airport||128-12, Deokgyo-dong Jung-gu||HOTEL||83|
|Lazy Bird Guest House (Incheon airport)||2665-2, Unseo Dong, Joong Gu||Guesthouse||-|
|T-Motel||246-4 Sim Gok -Dong Seo -Gu||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Hu Incheon Airport||2850-5 Unseo dong, Chung-gu||HOTEL||-|
|Kiss & Fly B&B||2710-4 Unseo-dong Jung-gu||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Nube Guesthouse||2890-11, Unseo-dong, Jung-gu||GUESTHOUSE||-|
Internet is widely available in South Korea. The country is the sixth highest user of Internet in the world and there are internet cafes around the country in public places such as airports, train stations and bus terminals in South Korea. ‘PC bangs’ are rooms full of computers, predominantly started for people to play games. They are cheap and many open 24-hours with snacks available.
See also International Telephone Calls
Korea Post is the national postal service and has fast, reliable and well-priced services. Standard letters and postcards start at 400 Won for domestically send ones. On their website you can find more about pricing details, as there are many different rates, depending on the zone (which country) you want to send it to, how much it weighs, wether it is air or ground service etc. Generally, post office hours are from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm, though the larger central post offices tend to be open until 8:00pm and sometimes also on Saturday or even Sunday, usually only mornings.
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