Songdo is the international city in Incheon. The landscape is modern and beautiful. The eye-catching architecture creates a sophisticated impression.
The Central Park, Songdo mimics the Central Park In New York City. The park lies in the middle of Songdo. It is the main park of Songdo as it contains most of the city’s sight including the Tri- bowl and the Incheon Urban History Museum.
There is a lot to see and do here! You can either chill on the wide grassy area, play with your kids, ride a bike around the park, either yours or you rent from the park.
What to see in Songdo.
The Tri Bowl is a multi-complex culture and arts centre. The building gives an illusion as if it is floating on the water. It received the 2010 Korean Architecture Award and is currently used as a concert hall and exhibition centre. Click here for more info.
Address: (24-6, Songdo-dong) 250, Incheon tower-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea
The Incheon Urban History museum
This museum covers the past, present and future of Incheon in three exhibition halls. There are halls which show the map of Incheon and of IFEZ (Incheon Free Economic Zone). This museum lies next to the Tri Bowl on the edge of Songdo Central Park.
Address: 238 Incheon tower-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon-si
The Canal Walk/NC Cube.
Divided into four sections, The canal walk is a long strip of mall to correspond with the four seasons. You will find your favorite Korean cosmetics, clothing brands, coffee shops here. There is also a small watercourse that is decorated with sculptures and art work here.
This is a convention center which hosts major international conferences. There are exhibition halls, ball rooms, meeting rooms with state of art facilities.
The building has received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate and is the first Asian building to have ever received such a certificate. Click here for more info
Hanok Village Songdo
The Hanok Village in Songdo Central park is not an old traditional village, it was only built in the Hanok style. It is a nice place to take a walk while drinking in the mesmeric view. One of the best hanok hotels of the country lies in this village.
Right next to Central Park is the G-Tower. It’s a tall building with the triangular cut balcony of some sorts that can be seen from the park. The G Tower is open to the public and has an observation deck on the 33rd floor. It is completely free to enter and on the observation floor you get to see an awesome view of Songdo.
What to do.
Riding the Canoes, Boats and Bikes
In the middle of the park lies a big lake which can be enjoyed in all sorts of ways, from boating to paddle boarding or just going around the lake on foot or by bike.
Activity to do here.
- Stand Up Paddle Boat: 10 000 KRW per 50 minutes
- Canoe/Kayak: 25 000 KRW per 50 minutes
- Water Taxi: 4000 KRW
- Cycling: Free (weekdays only at G Tower)
Have you visited Songdo? What did you enjoy about your visit?