Incheon (Inchon), South Korea, is the country's third-largest city, and only thirty-six kilometres west of the capital Seoul. The biggest historic moment for the city was the opening of the port in the late nineteenth century. The international harbour has provided an enormous economic boost for the Incheon and the surrounding area. Nowadays, more than three million people live in the port city. A big economic factor is the industries such as manufacturing, logistics, and trading. Incheon is also a major hub for national and international transports.
The climate is humid continental, as in most parts of South Korea. The city experiences all four seasons. The summers are warm with averages high temperatures from twenty-five to twenty-nine degrees Celsius. In winter, the maximum temperatures can drop to two degrees Celsius. The area also gets around twenty-two snow days per year.
There are numerous hotels, guesthouses, and hostels in Incheon (Inchon), South Korea. Most places offer free parking, free Wi-Fi, and generally have clean as well as efficient facilities. Many locals -- even the younger ones -- either speak very little or no English, so some language barriers and communication problems can occur. Some of the hostels in Incheon (Inchon), South Korea, are located in the centre. However, the majority of the cheaper accommodations such as guesthouses and hostels in Incheon (Inchon), South Korea, are situated on Yeongjong Island, where you can find also the Incheon International Airport. It is an island off the west coast of Incheon.
History lovers should visit the Open Port areas and China. In these quarters, you can still see fragments of the local history. It is also very recommendable for delicious Chinese food or some relaxation at the Wolmido waterfront. Incheon Open Port Modern Architecture Exhibition Center is the perfect place for art and architecture enthusiasts. The museum displays the broad range of Incheon's buildings, which also expresses multiculturalism in the city. The architecture ranges from modernism, Japanese imperial, gothic, French renaissance, and Chinese styles. One of the most vibrant areas is Bupyeong -- the numerous bars, shops, and restaurants are perfect for a night out or some shopping. There are countless small shops in the crowded corridors selling pretty much everything from fashion to electronics. If you want to see some of the beautiful and fairly unspoilt nature, take of one the ferries to get to the islands. The nearby islands such as Daecheongdo, Yeonpyeongdo, and Ganghwado are also very suitable for hiking and relaxation on the beach.
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