Nightlife in Incheon is mostly centred around Songdo, also known as Songdo International Business District. The ultra-modern area offers spectacular night-time views of the city from many spots, such as Ocean Scope and G-Tower. Check out Janghwa-ri Haeneomi Village if you want to soak in the ambience of a lovely sunset, or head to Bukseong Dock to see the sunset contrasted against a backdrop of industrial imagery. 

    Bukseong Dock is especially popular with photographers as it offers views that are rarely seen elsewhere in the city. If you don’t mind a bit of a hike, Mt. Cheonglyang offers a panoramic view of Incheon and the Yellow Sea. Check out our guide to the best nightlife experiences in Incheon. 



    The G-Tower Observatory in the middle of Songdo Central Park should be your main destination if you want to get a full nighttime view of Songdo at a glance. It's in Songdo International Business District (IBD), which has many uniquely designed buildings that are rarely seen elsewhere. The night-time skyline is especially dazzling – looking around at the flowing water, straight roads, and colourful building lights, you just might think that you’ve time-travelled to a city in the future.

    Location: 175 Art Center-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea

    Open: Monday–Friday from 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +82 (0)32-453-7882


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    Mt. Cheonglyang

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    Mt. Cheonglyang offers great night-times views of Yeongjong Island and Songdo IBD in Incheon. It’s especially lovely for appreciating the beauty of Incheon Bridge and its 2 characteristic soaring towers. There’s something to catch your eye at every angle, so you won’t have a minute to get bored. 

    Located close to Incheon City Museum, Mt. Cheonglyang is a particularly famous spot for catching the sunrise. However, don’t worry if you don’t fancy getting out of bed that early because you'll always have a nice view regardless of the time of day.

    Location: 66-14 Ongnyeon-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea


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    Janghwa-ri Haeneomi Village

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    Janghwa-ri Haeneomi Village is an excellent sunset-viewing spot near the West Sea. The barren landscape of the drained mudflats against the orange glow of the sunset must be seen in person for the full effect. Free parking is available near the village entrance, but be sure to arrive early because the distance to the viewing spot is quite long. It’s a spot that’s highly sought-after by photographers looking to capture the next great sunset photo, so you don’t want to miss out.

    Location: 2407 Haeannam-ro, Hwado-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, South Korea


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    AraMaru Skywalk

    The AraMaru Skywalk offers a full view of the Gyeongin Ara Canal. At night, the skywalk becomes drenched in a fantastic display of colours. Before visiting the skywalk, make sure you stop for a minute to admire the lights of Ara Bridge and Baekun Bridge. The lights reflecting in the waters of the Ara Canal create quite a serene atmosphere. There’s also a manmade waterfall near AraMaru Skywalk, showing off its colourful charm after the sun goes down.

    Location: 79-4 Duksil-dong, Gyeyang-gu, Incheon, South Korea


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    An architectural wonder hosting world-class performances and exhibitions

    The Tri-bowl is an ultra-futuristic, cultural centre in Incheon. The complex has several bowl-shaped buildings that appear to be floating on water. The eye-catching design is said to represent a city connected to the elements – sky, earth, and ocean.

    The Tri-bowl’s exhibition spaces can host up to 400 people, with additional sections for offices. This architectural masterpiece deserves to be on your must-see list if you’re travelling to Incheon. Visit at night to see the entire complex lit up in artificial lights.

    Location: 24-6 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 7.30 am to 12.15 am (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +82 (0)32-440-7853


    Bukseong Dock

    Bukseong Dock offers views of the sunset unlike anywhere else in South Korea. Because of the industrial factories surrounding the area, many photographers seek out the dock specifically to capture this unique atmosphere in photos. 

    To take some great photos, arrive early and settle into a nice spot before sunset. Get ready to stay for a while because the starkly contrasting imagery is simply captivating. It can get rather chilly at night, so be sure to dress warmly. 

    Location: 49 Bukseongpo-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea


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    Wolmi Viewpoint

    Wolmi Viewpoint, located at the peak of Mt. Wolmi, is a famous spot where you can see Wolmi Island and enjoy panoramic views of the Port of Incheon and Incheon Bridge, which connects Yeongjong Island and Incheon. 

    Since it’s at the top of the mountain, nothing hinders your views of the nightscape, including Songdo IBD, Cheongna International City, the Port of Incheon, and Incheon Bridge. If you are looking for a different perspective of the city, this is an excellent place to catch a full view of Incheon at night.

    Location: San 2-16 Bukseong-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 6 am to midnight


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    Ocean Scope

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    Ocean Scope is a unique observation deck made with shipping containers. Before making your way to the observatory, look around to really take in a full view of the surrounding buildings. Climb a short flight of stairs and be rewarded with a view of the vast sea spread out in front of you. You just might find yourself reflecting on your travels thanks to the peaceful nighttime view. Be sure to dress warmly as the wind can get a bit chilly in the evening. 

    Location: 80 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea


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