The sunset that marks the end of the day and the sunrise that signifies the beginning of the day seem to have more meaning toward the end of the year. Let's show gratitude for the passing year to the setting sun and wish a year full of hope with the rising sun. You don’t even need to go far because Incheon has a variety of sunrise and sunset attractions that will provide unforgettable memories.
Geojampo Port of Yeongjongdo Island, one of the best sunrise spots in Incheon, is a place that many tourists come to enjoy the view of the rising sun with two uninhabited islands in front of the port, Maerangdo and Sajeoldo, as the backdrop. The forest of pine trees standing in a row along the shore like folding screens blend into the scene of Geojampo Dock, creating a unique atmosphere. The small island that can be seen from the shore, Maedorang Island, is also called “Shark Island” for it resembles a shark's fin, and many photographers come to capture the sun rising behind the island.
Address 11, Jamjindo-gil, Jung-gu
Gyeyangsan, which is 395m tall, is the highest mountain in Incheon aside from Ganghwado Island. It is also famous for the view of the sunrise that Incheon is proud of and is frequented by many visitors from both inside and outside of Incheon. Almost all of the areas of Incheon, as well as celebrated mountains in the vicinity such as Bukhansan Mountain and Manisan Mountain, can be seen from here. Gyeyangsan Fortress site is located halfway up Gyeyangsan Mountain, and there is a pavilion with a hexagonal roof standing in front of it. Along with the summit of Gyeyangsan Mountain, many people come here to make wishes for the New Year while looking onto the sunrise.
Address Gyesan-dong, Gyeyang-gu, Incheon
This is the heart of the international city where international organizations such as the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority, GCF (Green Climate Fund), and the United Nations are located. The IFEZ PR Center and the outdoor Sky Garden on the 29th floor, which is considered as the best observation spot in Songdo International City, are must-visit places when visiting G-Tower. The nightscape of Central Park, the landmark of Songdo International City, combined with the sunset is quite fantastic.
The IFEZ PR Center, located on the 33rd floor of G-Tower, is an exhibition hall where you can see the past, present and future of IFEZ (Incheon Free Economic Zone). It is equipped with advanced exhibition facilities such as those showing IFEZ's development process and plan and project progress, three-sided media video show, and simulation experience to help visitors better understand IFEZ. Another attraction is the observatory that has all four sides of the building constructed entirely with glass to offer visitors a panoramic view of Songdo International City.
Address 175, Artcenter-daero, Yeonsu-gu
Tri Bowl, Central Park, Convensia, Incheon Urban History Museum, Hanok Village
Western End where ’Sunset Bell’ Rings, Jeongseojin, Seo-gu
If there is Jeongdongjin in the East Sea, there is Jeongseojin in Incheon. This is the western end of the latitudinal line extended from Gwanghwamun Gate, the end of the land and a stop for ferries. Geographically, it is the western end of Korea's land, and it is a great spot to see the sunset that marks the end of the day. They say the place is more than enough to make memories.
Jeongseojin, famous for its beautiful sunset, is also the starting point for Gyeongin Ara Waterway. The beautiful surrounding landscape is attractive indeed, yet the emotional contents that add romance to the trip such as charming sculptures, sunset wall, and a sea piano double the pleasure.
Address Jeongseojin Plaza, Ara Incheon Terminal, Gyeongin Ara Waterway, Seo-gu
Gyeongin Ara Waterway, Jeongseojin Artcube
Following Word-of-Mouth to Bukseong Port, Jung-gu
Recently, amateur photographers that want to capture the sunset on the West Coast and factories in a single frame are flocking into the port like sparrow flying to a mill. The combination of the factory area, which is in the faraway backdrop, and the sunset adds a wonderful touch to the quiet Bukseong Port that has kept things from the past. The fact that the place has become popular among photographers is more than enough to prove that this is a special place to enjoy the sunset.
Address 49, Bukseongpo-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
Chinatown, Fairy Tale Village, Wolmido Island