Cruise ships dock close to the center of town. With an investment of 556.9 billion won, the international passenger terminal has been completed in 2019.
Seoul is about a 1.5 hour bus ride away.
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Incheon, a major Korean port city on the West Sea about an hour from Seoul, where the surrounding irregular coastline with its islets and mountainous inland terrain provide a popular getaway from the city. Incheon is home to the International Airport, but this does not stop it from being a charming city, surrounded by rice fields, source of the renowned Incheon flavorsome rice. Since the days of the Joseon Dynasty the city has also been famed for its therapeutic hot springs, and the downtown hotels all operate public bath facilities and swimming pools where visitors can bathe in the spa waters, claimed to benefit skin ailments, eye problems, neuralgia and gynaecological diseases. This is also the place to buy ceramics. In the Incheon Ceramics Village there are hundreds of studios and shops with traditional wood-fired kilns producing traditional porcelain.
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
Seoul is a city of infinite discoveries. The ancient capital of an ancient land, Seoul is a city where the traditional and the cutting-edge exist side-by-side in perfect harmony. It's a dynamic city that never sleeps, and the list of things to do is endless, from sampling the outstanding cuisine served in the city's excellent restaurants to climbing the rock faces that overlook the city. Come to Seoul, and learn why so many travelers fall in love with this fast-paced but relaxing city.
If you want to DIY, you can catch a cab from the port to the East Incheon subway station on the Red line, which takes an hour and 20 minutes to get you into Seoul city center.
You can transfer to the Blue line and get off at Samgkachi Station to see the massive Korean War museum or get out at Chungmuro Station to visit the Hanok Folk Village, which recreates the houses and customs of 19th-century Korea.
Kyongbok Palace and the National Museum are located at Kwanghwamun Station on the Orange line.
The currency of South Korea is the won. 1 US$= approx 1000 won.
ATM are ubiquitous, but most Korean ATMs don't accept foreign cards, only special Global ATMs do. These can be found at airports and some subway stations in major cities, as well as in many Family Mart convenience stores, so stock up before heading to the countryside. Credit card acceptance, on the other hand, is very good, and all but the very cheapest restaurants and motels will take Visa and Mastercard.
Korean. English fairly well spoken, especially by the younger generation. They surely like to practice their skills on english speaking tourists.
South Korea is the world's most wired country and Cafes which offer free WiFi for customers, known as PC bang, are ubiquitous through the country.
The emergency number for police is 112
Shopping hours Mon-Sun 1030-2000.
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