Top 3 Best Sunrise Spots Around Incheon Airport

An eventful 2020 is coming to a close. At a time when carefree daily life has become a thing of the past due to COVID-19, aren’t you wondering what future 2021 holds for us?

That’s why we prepared this post! While wishing you a happy 2021, we would like to introduce to you some places which help you refresh and start again. This post will cover the top 3 best sunrise spots around Incheon Airport worth knowing if you come visit us around the beginning of next year. Let’s take a look at them!

Geojampo Wharf, a wharf where the sun rises and sets

There is a spot to catch the sunrise just 7 km from Terminal 1 of Incheon Airport. It is Geojampo Wharf, which is crowded with tourists on New Year’s Day.

Geojampo Wharf is a special place where you can see both the sunrise and sunset! Hence, it is nicknamed a wharf where the sun rises and sets. This is a place where you can see the last sunset of the year on December 31st and the first sunrise of a new year. Curious to find out more? Keep reading!

There is another reason why Geojampo Wharf is so special. You can see a breathtaking sunrise against the background of Maedorang, also known as a shark islet for its resemblance to a shark’s fin! When the sun slowly rises next to Maedorang, everyone makes a wish and new year’s resolution.

After you make a new year’s wish watching this beautiful sunrise, you will surely feel hungry. There are many restaurants around Geojampo Wharf where you can have breakfast! It is also easy to get there as it is just a 5-minute walk from Yongyu Station, the last station of Incheon Airport’s Maglev Line. Let’s go on a trip to Geojampo Wharf to catch a romantic sunrise!


Location

11, Jamjindo-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon

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From Terminal 1

  • Incheon Int’l Airport Terminal 1 Station (Maglev Line) in the direction of Long Term Parking Station (bound for Yongyu Station) → Get off Yongyu Station → Walk for 8 min → Arrive at Geojampo Wharf
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From Terminal 2

  • Incheon Int’l Airport Terminal 2 Station (AREX) in the direction of Incheon Int’l Airport Terminal 1 Station (bound for Seoul Station) → Incheon Int’l Airport Terminal 1 → Transfer to the Maglev Line → Get off Yongyu Station → Walk for 8 min → Arrive at Geojampo Wharf
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Seoksangot, where the sun sits over the bridge

Seoksangot, located 7 km from Incheon Int’l Airport Terminal 1 just like Geojampo Wharf, is another famous sunrise spot. This is because you can see the sun rising above the main towers of the Incheondaegyo Bridge.

While Geojampo Wharf is a wharf where the sun rises and sets, Seoksangot is characterized by a sunrise above the sea and city. It is an exotic sunrise spot where the sun rising above Songdo International Business District harmonizes with the main towers of the Incheondaegyo Bridge, making you appreciate both nature and the city. Like Geojampo Wharf, it provides a special landscape with small fishing boats and ships docked in mudflats. Don’t you want to see for yourself the harmony of the Incheondaegyo Bridge and nature?

After seeing the sunrise, it would be a good idea to visit Yeongjongdo Sky Garden near Seoksangot. In this place where airplanes are flying over your head, let’s watch them pass and hope that we can fly freely someday soon!

Seoksangot, a sunrise spot where you can feel the attractiveness of nature and city at once! How about watching a red sunrise slowly rising above the Incheondaegyo Bridge and making a wish for 2021?


Location

2854-2, Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon

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Taxi recommended; no public transport

  • Taxi stand at Terminal 1: Transportation Center on 1F (8C-9C for regular taxi / 4C for international taxi)
  • Taxi stand at Terminal 2: Transportation Center on 1F

Ara Maru Observatory on Gyeongin Ara Waterway, a thrilling glass floor skywalk

The last sunrise spot is Ara Maru Observatory on Gyeongin Ara Waterway famous for its thrilling skywalk on the glass floor. Gyeongin Ara Waterway is the first canal in Korea connecting the sea in Incheon and the Hangang River. Ara Maru Observatory is famous for having the best view of this waterway.

Ara Maru is a round observatory located in a valley with its entire floor made of glass. The floor with 46 meters in diameter is made up of 3-layer reinforced glass, while handrails are made up of 2-layer reinforced glass. It is exciting yet scary as if you are walking in the sky. Imagine what a sunrise would be like here! Wouldn’t it feel as if you walk in the sky while watching the sun rise? Be sure to remember Ara Maru Observatory if you want to experience a sunrise with different sensation! J

After watching the sunrise, you can walk in a walkway built along the waterway or have a hot cup of coffee to warm you up in a rest area in front of the observatory. The rest area has a convenience store, food court, and cafe, where you can grab a bite! Keep in mind that the rest area opens at 9 AM!

Finally, check here for sunrise time, which is important for your sunrise trip! J


Location

Gyeongin Ara Waterway Ara Maru, 228, Ara-ro, Gyeyang-gu, Incheon

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From Terminal 1

  • Incheon Int’l Airport Terminal 1 Station (AREX) in the direction of Incheon Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Station (bound for Seoul Station) → Get off Gyeyang Station, and transfer to bus 597 at Exit 1 → Arrive at Ara Maru Observatory in Duksil-dong
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From Terminal 2

  • Incheon Int’l Airport Terminal 2 Station (AREX) in the direction of Incheon Int’l Airport Terminal 1 Station (bound for Seoul Station) → Get off Gyeyang Station, and transfer to bus 597 at Exit 1 → Arrive at Ara Maru Observatory in Duksil-dong
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We have looked at three sunrise spots around Incheon Airport. Let’s make a new year’s resolution and wish in one of these sunrise attractions! Incheon Airport hopes that COVID-19 goes away as quickly as possible and we can meet passengers excited about their travel soon.

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