“A Living Museum” Vivid Experiences at the National Aviation Museum of Korea

“A place to learn about the 100-year history of Korean aviation”

“Experience hands-on jet aircraft cockpits and air sports in VR”

Did you hear? A museum will be opening soon where you can explore the history of Korean aviation and enjoy air sports!


Looking for a place to explore the history of Korean aviation as well as learn about aviation technologies and how they will impact our lives in the future? Look no further than the National Aviation Museum of Korea located near Gimpo International Airport!

Even before its opening, the museum is the talk of the town with its visitor-friendly interactive centers open to all—from children and students to families. Curious to see if Incheon Airport is also featured in this museum? Keep reading till the end to find out! 😊 Let’s get started on our tour of the National Aviation Museum of Korea.

How was the National Aviation Museum of Korea established?

A hundred years ago, Korea was a barren land for the aviation industry. Now, Korea has become a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as a country with outstanding aviation infrastructure. However, despite its highly acknowledged status, Korea lacked facilities to systematically promote and exhibit the history and artifacts of its aviation industry.

This is why the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) decided to establish an aviation museum in their enactment of the Second Framework Act on Aviation Policies (2015-2019) in December 2014. The construction began in November 2017 and the museum will soon open on July 5, 2020!

The National Aviation Museum of Korea is designed with symbolic images to increase its aesthetics and merit. The exterior resembles the engine of an aircraft, while the inner skylight the turbine.

Moreover, July 5 is also the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Willows Korean Aviation School, which was the first pilot training school in South Korea. The school was organized in Willows, California on July 5, 1920, by the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea and Korean-Americans to give opportunity to Korean youths willing to participate in the Korean independence movement.

The opening of the school made the headline of the Willows Daily Journal at that time—you can also check out the original copy of the newspaper at the museum! The pilot license of Lee Yong-keun, an independence activist who was designated the first flight officer by the Provisional Government, is also one of the major exhibits.

As you enter the museum, you will be greeted by Narae, a character from an animation on EBS. Don’t forget to take a photo with Narae to remember your visit! Let’s now explore the museum in depth.

The past, the present, and the future of South Korea at a glance—sites of attraction for each floor

Once you step inside, you will feel fresh and nice as the sunlight shines through the turbine-shaped skylights. The exhibition halls on each floor are thematically divided by the past, the present and the future of the aviation industry of Korea.

On the 1st floor, there is an aviation gallery where you can witness the top aircrafts in history and various historical materials. The 2nd floor lies an exhibition hall of the aviation industry and an interactive center; the 3rd floor, a special exhibition hall, an aviation library, and an interactive center for children; and the 4th floor an outdoor observatory and a cafe.

Let’s take a closer look at each floor!

1st Floor – Hall of Aviation History

On the 1st floor of the “Hall of Aviation History,” you can browse the history of the world aviation and the 100-year history of the Korean aviation.

At the “Republic of Korea section, there are a total of four themes: “National Salvation,” showing the remarkable activities of the pilot independence activists; “National Defense,” showing the foundation of the Korean Air Force and their activities during the Korean War; “National Prosperity,” showing the country’s economic growth despite the difficulties during early civil aviation; and “National Power,” showing several cases of the Korean aviation industry ruling over the world.

You can also find exhibits that show the proud history of Korean aviation. 13 life-size aircrafts that show the changes and development in the history include: Standard J-1, the training aircraft of the Korean aviation school of the Provisional Government; T-6, the aircraft that was purchased through contribution and committed in the Korean War; and KF-5, the first supersonic jet that was assembled and produced in Korea!

Taking photos is permitted, so be sure to snap some photos of the aircrafts on display!

2nd Floor – Hall of Aviation Industry

On the 2nd floor lies the “Hall of Aviation Industry” where you can learn the present of the Korean aviation industry.

Here, you will not only understand the present and the vision, but also the development of aircrafts and its scientific principles. Aircraft manias will love this place because you can learn the basic scientific principles on how aircrafts are manufactured, their components and how to pilot as well as fly the aircraft.

You can also see the aerial view of Korea’s representative airport—Incheon International Airport! 😊

Museums are boring, you say? No way! Unlike other museums with dull exhibitions, about 40% of the National Aviation Museum of Korea is organized with interactive centers!

“Can you see the runway?

If you set the indicator in the instrument to the rectangular box, the plane will automatically land on the runway.”

Get a chance to become the first officer of the Boeing 747-400 Flight Simulator which is found in the Pilot & Control Room. The instructor who will help you is a former pilot with more than 20 years of experience, so wouldn’t it be reliable? It would definitely be a vivid experience for you!

The instructor for the “aircraft experience,” which includes safety and emergency escape drill, is also a former flight attendant. Here you can have a thrilling experience of escaping from the aircraft using a slide that unfolds in case of an emergency!

3rd floor – Hall of Future

At the “Hall of Future” on the 3rd floor, you can take a glance at the development of aviation technology and its future.

Here would be a place for children to grow their dreams and hope. You’ll witness everything you have seen in sci-fi books; such as solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous aerial vehicles, and more with cutting-edge aviation technology.

Various interactive centers are available on this floor as well. You can enjoy vivid experiences using high-tech equipment such as VR and simulators from “air sports” like riding a light-sport aircraft, paragliding and hang gliding to taking part in drone racing! Don’t miss the “Black Eagle Riding” as well, where you can pilot the aircraft of the Black Eagles aerobatic team!

There are also interactive educational centers that offer easy explanations for children: the “Children’s Creativity Center” where even toddlers can experience the functions and roles of an airport, and the “Aviation Culture Class” where they can make and paint things. This museum should be the best venue to play and learn for children!

* Admission is free, but interactive centers are charged. Reservations are required for interactive centers. Please visit the National Aviation Museum of Korea for more details!

Operation Hours and Directions

  • Operation Hours: Tuesday – Sunday / 10:00 – 18:00 (last entrance at 17:00)

  • Closed on Mondays, New Year’s Day, Seollal, Chuseok

(If Monday is a holiday, the museum opens on the day and closed on the next day.)

  • Admission Fee: Free for exhibitions / Charged for interactive centers

We have browsed through the different exhibitions and interactive centers as well as the past, the present and the future of the aviation industry here at the National Aviation Museum of Korea. How about visiting the museum during your family trip this summer? Thank you for your interest and support of the National Aviation Museum of Korea!

BTS Suga’s Latest Song ‘Daechwita’ and Incheon Airport ‘Walk of the Royal Family’

“Daechwita, Daechwita, play it loud, Daechwita!”

Any K-pop or BTS fan will have heard of this! It is the lyrics of “Daechwita” released this last May by Suga, a member of BTS, under the name of August D. The song’s title “Daechwita” is originally traditional Korean music that was played during the Joseon period when the king would take a walk, and August D’s Daechwita is a pop song reinterpreted in modern hip hop to capture the hearts of fans in Korea and around the world with a catchy chorus.

▶ Watch Agust D’s Daechwita (Source: Big Hit Entertainment official YouTube channel)

As August D’s Daechwita music video hit 10 million views in just 8 hours after being released, many people started wondering about the Korean music Daechwita. Let’s talk about what kind of music Daechwita is and why it is appealing.

What kind of music is Daechwita?

Daechwita is music played for the king’s walk or official procession. It was also played for not only the king but also public officials when they came to their newly appointed jurisdiction and for generals when they appeared for their public duties.

▶ Watch original Daechwita (Source: National Gugak Center’s YouTube official channel)

There is a special line in the official marching song Daechwita, indicating its start and end.

“Now, one hit, Daechwita (鳴金一下大吹打)!”

It means “Let’s hit jing once and begin”, and is literally a line announcing Daechwita’s start. August D’s Daechwita also has this line before the song begins. The person who shouts this line serves as a conductor in Daechwita, and is called “jibsa”. In contrast, the jibsa shouts “heonhwageum” or “heolageum” when Daechwita ends.

As a song played for marching, Daechwita gives a grandiose, majestic, and cheerful mood. What kinds of instruments are used to give such a unique mood? You can find the answer in the word Daechwita.

“Chwi” in Daechwita means blow, and “ta” means hit. Daechwita is played by wind instruments (blow) and percussion instruments (hit). Let’s find out what role each instrument plays to create a cheerful mood, shall we?

“Wind instruments” used in Daechwita – Nagak, nabal, and taepyeongso

Wind instruments such as nagak, nabal, and taepyeongso are used in Daechwita. Let me show what role each of them plays.

Doesn’t nagak look familiar? Nagak is an instrument made by taking out flesh from a large turban shell and grinding the sharp tip of the shell. It is characterized by powerful, low, soft tones like a foghorn. As it produces just one note without change in intervals, it gives a heavy mood.

Nabal is a 120-cm-long instrument. It is notable that the performer plays it with just the right hand. Nabal cannot play a melody, but it can produce a few notes as you can control its length.

Usually in Daechwita, nagak and nabal take turns producing single notes. There is an instrument that plays powerful sounds without change in tone, uses various notes, and boats a refreshing tone. This is taepyeongso, which boasts a high melody. It is the only instrument that plays a melody in Daechwita, and it is loved today due to its exciting tone. Taepyeongso gives cheerfulness amid a heavy atmosphere.

Percussion instruments used in Daechwita - Jing, yonggo, and jabara

Jing is a percussion instrument played by ringing its brass body. If you hit it once, its ringing is long and deep. Yonggo is a drum used for marching music including Daechwita. Its drum frame has a dragon painting. The performer hangs yonggo around the neck to hang down to the belly, holds two drumsticks with both hands, and hits it with the drumsticks from the top down. Jabara is a percussion instrument consisting of two bronze round plates. Let’s look at how these three percussion instruments are played in Daechwita.

“Now, one hit, Daechwita (鳴金一下大吹打)!” Jing is hit once after the above line, yonggo is hit three times, and Daechwita then starts. The percussion instruments signal the start of Daechwita.

Jing, yonggo, and jabara keep rhythm in the music. As jing’s sound is sustained for a long time, it broadly maintains the meter. Yonggo and jabara keep detailed meter in a song. Due to the percussion instruments, each of which plays its own role, Daechwita can be played more softly without losing its unique meter.

Daechwita spreading across Incheon Airport: ‘Walk of the Royal Family’

Daechwita—does it seem like you can only see it in a concert? You can also watch Daechwita in Incheon Airport, which takes care of the start and end of your travel in Korea.

Incheon Airport has performed the “Walk of the Royal Family”, an event which reenacts a walk of the royal family. In this event, you can see the king and queen walk with their people. Then, majestic and cheerful music is played as the king takes a walk in the airport. Majestic and cheerful music for the king’s walk? Can you guess what it is? That is Daechwita!

Since Daechwita was played when the king took a walk, Daechwita is also played during the Walk of the Royal Family in Incheon Airport. Isn’t it amazing that you can hear traditional Korean music, which has influenced K-pop, in Incheon Airport?

Simply watching it is not the end! This event has a photo time where you can take a photo with the performers wearing royal clothing and accessories. Although it is now suspended due to COVID-19, we hope to see a walk of the king again soon in the airport. Then you will be able to hear Daechwita once again.

  • Place: 3F, Duty-Free Zone, Terminal 1 (between West and East Halls of Korean Traditional Culture Experience Center)
  • Time: (1st) 11:20-12:00 / (2nd) 13:00-13:40 / (3rd) 15:00-15:40

* Performance times may be subject to change depending on the airport’s situation.

We have so far talked about Korea’s traditional music Daechwita. What is it like? Incheon Airport will be there with culture so that cheerful Daechwita can be played for your travel. J

How Do Airplanes Not Crash into Each Other in the Air?

This is a picture that captures airplanes while they are in the air. There are many airplanes flying in the air. Isn’t it amazing? That begs the question,

 “How on earth do airplanes not crash into each other in the air?”

There are no traffic lights and lanes, so how do airplanes not crash into each other? If you fly without traffic lights and lanes, doesn’t it seem as though you’ll get hit?

However, there is no need to worry. There are invisible routes in the air. In fact, airplanes are flying safely along airways, also known as “air routes.”

What is an air route, and how are they created? Today, we will delve into air routes, the secret routes of the air!

Roads and Air Routes have a Few Similarities!

Roads refer to the paths along which cars travel, and air routes are paths along which airplanes fly. But did you know that they have some similarities?

1) Like roads, air routes have unique identifiers, as well as two-way and one-way routes.

2) Like vehicles must drive on the road, airplanes must fly along designated air routes.

3) Like vehicles must pay tolls to drive on the highway, airplanes must pay “overflight fees” in the air.

Air routes don’t look much different from roads, right? But they have some differences as well! The biggest difference is that there are no physical signs in the air.

If that’s the case, how can airplanes fly along air routes without any signs?

"Waypoint," a Sign in the Air

Although invisible, air routes have their own signs! This is because they have waypoints, or virtual points on the map. Waypoints have an important presence, even though they are not visible! In the end, air routes are paths that connect these waypoints.

source: Airportal

Waypoints are coordinates consisting of latitude and longitude designated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). There is a large number of waypoints on the earth, and air routes are the lines that connect these points. And airplanes fly safely along their designated air routes.

The ICAO divides the earth into 8 regions: Pacific, North American, Caribbean, South American, North Atlantic, European, Africa-Indian Ocean, Middle East, and Asia. Considering the territory and flight capabilities of member states, the ICAO further divides each region into flight information regions (FIR).

Korea designates air routes for civil aircrafts in the Incheon FIR of the Middle East and Asia Regions and provides necessary flight information. In Incheon FIR, there are 11 international air routes indicated by A, B, G, and R, and 5 Korean air routes indicated by V and W. Incheon Air Traffic Control Regional Office is in charge of traffic control for all civil aircrafts!

Most waypoints are named by the country that has jurisdiction over it. There are also some funny names that are unique to a few countries. For instance, Korea has waypoints named GUKSU, DOKDO, and JADOO. Aren’t the air routes made by these unique waypoints quite cool? 

▲Waypoint “DOKDO” and nearby waypoints (source: https://opennav.com/)

Leaving Along One Route and Returning Along Another Why Air Routes are Different When Leaving and Returning

Let’s talk about driving to a destination. There are many routes you can take, and the route you take will be different depending on the road conditions or travel purpose, right? Airplanes also have different air routes between origins and destinations.

There are many reasons why there are different air routes for leaving and arriving. Here are the main factors!

1) Use of a one-way air route

I told you that air routes are categorized into one-way and two-way routes. If the air route you take when leaving is designated as a one-way for safety, you have to use a different air route when returning, right?

2) Need for safety precautions

If there is a problem with the airplane, there must be an airport close by at which it can land. For this reason, airplanes cannot go straight to its destination, and instead fly along a route where there are various airports.

3) Different relationships between countries

Air routes may vary depending on the relationship between countries. You cannot fly over a country without obtaining permission. If you fly over a country after obtaining permission, you have to pay the country “overflight fees.” Isn’t it surprising that there are also tolls in the air?

4) Use of a “wind stream”

Like currents in the sea, there are also wind flows in the air. These are also known as “jet streams.” If you fly along the jet stream, you can get to your destination more quickly. It is difficult to fly against a jet stream it as the wind power is colossal.

Furthermore, keep in mind that air routes vary depending on the season or type and performance of the aircraft!

Why is there a time gap when you travel between the same places? Routes between Incheon and LA are not the same when leaving and returning. Many airplanes use jet stream air routes when they go to the US and great circle or Arctic air routes when they come back. When they come back, they go around the jet stream, which inevitably takes more time!

How Do Airplanes Not Crash into Each Other on the Same Air Route?

I know there are air routes, but what if multiple airplanes are flying along the same air route? “Distancing” is a way to safely fly along the same air route. This is the secret to how airplanes can fly safely without crashing into each other!

Airplanes fly at a “safe distance” between each other. Like vehicles driving keeping a distance from other vehicles, airplanes keep a distance from other airplanes both horizontally and vertically. The flight altitude applies differently depending on the airplane’s flying direction. Usually, airplanes flying east maintain odd-numbered altitudes and airplanes flying west maintain even-numbered altitudes.

There are some other methods that supplement safe distancing and help airplanes fly safely. These are called “instrument flight rules” and “TCAS!” Let’s talk about instrument flight rules first, shall we?

There are “visual flight rules,” by which a pilot flies an airplane based on the horizon in weather conditions clear enough to allow the pilot to see where the aircraft is going and “instrument flight rules,” which rely on the instrument panel regardless of weather conditions. Instrument flight rules must be followed in air routes, and communication between pilots and air traffic controllers is extremely important. When the air traffic controller informs the pilot of the airplane’s speed or distance and altitude from nearby airplanes, the pilot changes its altitude or direction to avoid any obstacles or crashes with other airplanes!

Traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) also helps airplanes fly safely. TCAS is a system that uses a radar to inform the pilot of the airplane’s location. With TCAS, the pilot can know the locations of and distances between nearby airplanes without the air traffic controller. So, you don’t have to worry about the safety of airplanes, right?

Today, we have looked at air routes, the invisible routes of the air. Isn’t it amazing that there are also routes in the air that allow airplanes to fly safely? But this is not the end! Right now, many efforts are being made around the world to find new air routes.


Incheon Airport will pave its own routes so that it can become a safer and more convenient airport.

Airbus? Boeing? Tip on How to Identify Aircraft Models

“Dad! What is the name of that airplane?”

A child going overseas for the first time in her life asked her dad this question, eyes wide open with wonder. Outside the windows of the gate, many different types of airplanes are preparing to take off and soar through the air. Her dad is caught off guard by the question he has never thought of before.

You may be able to differentiate the many different car models on the road with ease, but airplane models are confusing. For some reason, they feel like something only “nerds” would know.

Although they look similar, if you look at them closely, airplanes actually have different names and features. You don’t have to be an expert to be able to differentiate between the various airplane models. All you need to know is a few basic things! In today’s post, we would like to provide some specific tips on how to differentiate between airplane models!

What do “A” and “B” mean in airplane names?

A380, A350, B747, B777… what do “A” and “B” mean exactly? They are the first initials of the world’s two largest aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing. “A” means an airplane made by Airbus and “B” means it comes from Boeing. As the two companies account for 70-80% of the aircraft market, you can say that most airplanes belong to either company.

Boeing began 50 years earlier than Airbus. Boeing, which started out in the US in 1916, has become the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. Airbus is a multinational aircraft manufacturer, which different European aircraft manufacturers launched as a consortium in 1970 to compete with American companies like Boeing. Since then, the two companies have been fiercely competing in the aircraft market for the past 50 years.

Throughout this long competition, the aircrafts from the two companies began to show some differences in detail. If you compare them and learn their differences, you may find yourself becoming an airplane expert! Let’s find out what these differences are!

Double-deck aircrafts can be differentiated by the number of seats! (A380 vs. B747)

To start, remember the two representative double-deck aircraft models, A380 and B747! How can we differentiate these double-deck airplanes that are exactly the same? Let me tell you an easy way to tell the two models apart. Like the photo above, if there are seats across the 2nd floor, it is A380.

A380 is nicknamed the “whale jet” for its appearance that is similar to a giant whale. As it boasts a wide indoor cabin space, it is equipped with various amenities like a wine bar and shower, thus giving it another nickname, “hotel in the sky.”

Meanwhile, B747 only has seats on the front part of the 2nd floor, unlike A380 which has seats across the 2nd floor. B747, one of the top two long-distance passenger jets along with A380, is so famous that it is called the “queen of the sky.” It is one of the most historic airplanes as it has served as Boeing’s flagship large long-distance passenger jet for a long time.

These two models have not only different seat layouts on their 2nd floors, but they also have different winglets, the small vertical wings attached to the tip of main wings. While A380’s winglets have a vertical, up-and-down appearance, those of B747 are tilted slightly higher. If you find it difficult to tell the two models apart by winglet, remember one thing. Seats across the 2nd floor means A380, and seats on only a part of the 2nd floor is B747! How’s that? Isn’t it easy?

Differentiating by the cockpit, the face of an airplane (A350 vs. B787)

You have already mastered two aircraft models. Let’s take a look at A350 and B787, the next-generation single-deck aircraft models! What distinguishes the two models is their cockpits.

Those of you who are not interested in airplanes may be hearing the word, “cockpit,” for the very first time. However, this is the first part we see when we look at an airplane. It refers to the pilot’s room, the front tip, or face, of an airplane.

A350’s cockpit consists of six windows and looks like it is wearing round sunglasses. It is nicknamed “raccoon” for the black outline around its cockpit’s windows. There is a reason why A350’s cockpit is unique. It controls temperature and also boasts a light reflecting effect.

Meanwhile, the cockpit of B787 has four windows with pentagonal windows on both ends. Like A350, it is a mid-sized airplane with 440 seats. It employs fuel efficiency and landing distance shortening, and it is often used for mid- and long-distance travel.


Now, we understand the two next-generation airplanes taking off from many runways. The cockpit with six windows forming a smooth shape is A350, while a cockpit with four windows in a slightly sharper shape is B787!

Winglets, the slight difference that determines detail! (A330 vs. B777)

Next, we will learn how to tell them apart by winglet. Winglets are small wings attached to the tip of a main wing. It reduces vortex split by the main wing. As pilots can improve fuel efficiency by reducing drag, it is one of the essential structures on an airplane.


You can easily tell airplane models apart by their winglets. Let’s take a look at the winglets of two long-distance aircrafts, A330 and B777. A330’s winglets look like they go up from the tip of the main wing.

Meanwhile, you cannot see B777’s winglets. If you put winglets on airplanes with long wings like B777, it may cause vibration. In particular, B777X, the latest model of B777, adopts a hinge which allows it to fold its wingtips at the airport and unfold them during flight.


In addition to winglets, the doors are located in different places. Unlike A330, B777 has a separate door around the main wing. Also, the vertical tails at the end and landing gears are also different. I will leave it to you to figure out!

Today, we learned some useful tips for telling different airplanes apart with ease. You may have thought that all airplanes look alike, but now don’t they look completely different? With the tips we talked about today, check out different airplanes in detail to look for their different charms. This will be a new fun way to spend your time at the airport before leaving the country!

Discover great Travel Apps popular in Korea

These days, travel has become lighter. Because there is a lot of information, anyone can leave anytime they want. In the past, even if there were hard preparations and trials with errors, the fact that they ‘did’ travel was a special experience. But these days, people are more interested in the ‘method’ that makes travel more convenient and fruitful.

So, we have prepared a few tips to make your trip more convenient and enjoyable with a few mobile services. From airline ticket purchases to finding directions, managing expenses, and taking photos! Let’s find out which travel applications are popular in Korea now!

Purchasing an airline ticket

Preparations for the trip should start with purchasing an airline ticket, right? First, we will introduce the apps which you can use to compare the ticket prices.


If you don’t have to take a direct flight, you can travel cheaper with a stopover ticket. It is also a good idea to buy airline tickets 5 to 6 months in advance using the price comparison apps.

Skyscanner is one of the most popular apps when you need a cheap ticket. Airline ticket prices vary greatly depending on the date of travel, and Skycanner makes it easier to compare the ‘cheapest date’ of the ticket by making the ticket price appear daily on the calendar! Comparing tickets in order of recommendation/lowest price/shortest hours is another factor to help you plan your trip. If you set up a ‘price change’ notification service, you can even receive a notification when a cheaper ticket is available.

NAVER Airline Tickets is conveniently accessible through Naver, a search platform that Korean people are familiar with. It has the advantage of being able to use right away when you need to search for tickets urgently. If you search for ‘NAVER Airline Tickets’, you can compare tickets by entering your departure, destination, and date in the input window, and you can see the discounts of various domestic travel agencies and credit card companies at a glance. Another advantage of NAVER Airline Tickets is that you can easily check various airline tickets when using multi-section search with different stopovers!

Expedia offers a variety of travel-related services, including accommodation reservations, as well as airline ticket searches. It has the advantage of being able to book airline tickets and accommodation at once. It often helps us prepare for a more reasonable trip in terms of air and hotel promotion.

When you want an efficient journey

Now that you must be done with your pre-travel preparations, let us dive into some navigation and expense management applications you can use during your trip. For those of you who are thinking of traveling without planning, maps and account books are useful anytime, anywhere.

First, let’s look at the navigation app.


Google Map provides information from all over the world. From simple road finding features to public transportation methods and estimated transportation costs, so you don’t have to worry when visiting countries which information is not so easy to find otherwise. Since you can probably search in your own language, it’s easy to look for information even if you’re not familiar with foreign languages. Not only the phone number, but also the business days are updated in detail. From how many hours other people usually stay, you can see the reviews of those who have been there right away with photos.

Triple is an application that not only searches places but also records your schedule and movements. You can share your schedule with your companions, and it’s easier to navigate with Google Maps-linked road-finding service. You can easily find good restaurants, accommodations, and tourist attractions. Triple users visit and leave photos, star ratings, and personal reviews, so you can check information from various angles. You can also see reviews on blogs based on location information, so it’s good to see its shortcomings without being bothered by advertising.

Next, you will also need a budget clearance app, right?


Travi Pocket is a travel account application. Just enter the amount and you can simply organize your travel expenses and save receipts, photos, and memos. You can also calculate the exchange rate on the application. It’s very useful since you can register various currencies such as dollars and won, and check both cash/card expenses. It can also be exported as a PDF or CSV file, making it easier to manage overall expenses.

When you want to keep a special memory

It’s a shame to keep a lot of fun memories in the travel destination with just a basic camera. Lastly, let’s take a look at some travel photo applications that will make us as good as professional photographers. They provide a variety of filters and effects to give photos a boost.

Foodie is a photo application specialized for taking pictures of food, as its name shows. It’s good to record different foods you’ve tasted in travel destinations with various filters. Of course, it’s also useful for taking landscape pictures, too.


Lightroom, famous as computer photo editing program, offers similar functions in mobile applications. Compared to other applications that offer existing filters, the usage is a bit complicated, but it has the advantage of being able to create your own filters and edit them to fit the feeling you want.


Pixaloop is an AI-based photo animation application that allows users to put moving filters into existing photos. Add various effects such as ‘Star’, ‘Fireworks’ and ‘Snowing Day’ to create photos.

In this posting, we looked at mobile apps that are useful for traveling. From paying for airline tickets to searching for local public transportation and making memories with photos edited by myself! It won’t be difficult to travel abroad with the applications we introduced above. We wish you a safe and convenient trip, and Incheon International Airport will be back with more useful information!