Incheon International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, is situated 48km west of Seoul, South Korea. It is the main hub for airlines such as Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, and Polar Air Cargo, and is frequently rated as the best airport in the world for its above industry standard facilities that include a golf course, spa, and ice skating rink, among other world-class facilities. The airport is operated by Incheon International Airport Corporation. The airport will be expanded to increase its capacity to handle both local and international flights, in response to the growing demand in the market. It will be built in four phases, with the last phase expected to be completed in 2020.
Where to go
Once tourists land at the Incheon International Airport, they can proceed to Seoul, which has a close proximity to the airport. Tourists can pay a visit to the MyeongDong NANTA Theatre for entertaining performances that involves theatrical plays and musicals. A hiking trail in Bukhansan National Park is a perfect destination especially during the fall season. Once visitors reach the peak of the mountain, a breath-taking view of the city can be viewed. Fans of Korean dramas should visit the Changdeokgung Palace where a number of Korean series has been shot. It is a great destination to snap pictures that will serve as a remembrance of a memorable trip.
Visitors who wish to explore the neighbouring countries of South Korea can take a flight to Tokyo through the Incheon International Airport, which flies directly to Narita International Airport. Once in Tokyo, tourists will find a wide array of activities they can enjoy within the city. Architectural wonders like the Tokyo Sky Tree, the world's tallest tower which stands at 634 metres, is one of the main attractions in the city from which visitors can get a view of Mt Fuji, or simply enjoy the spectacular panorama of the city skyline. Tokyo offers more than great views to spectators, within it is one of the most well-known public bathhouses in Japan, Ōedo Onsen Monogatari wellness centre. It was designed as an "onsen theme park", highlighting the hot spring bathing as the centre of the amusement park. You have not been to Tokyo if you do not at least visit one of its popular parks. Its oldest park in particular has a tree-lined path that leads to temples. Yoyogi Park is another attraction worth visiting in Tokyo. It is where tourists can find a cycling centre and snack hut with tables, where visitors can stop for ice cream and beer.
A few hours from South Korea is Moscow, Russia. Incheon International Airport has flights that can bring tourists to the destination in less than 10 hours. Upon landing on this fascinating destination, visitors will be greeted by a Western vibe reminiscent of old towns imagined in literature works. There are plenty of fun-filled activities that visitors can engage in, such as the quest game in Laboratory 33 that provides entertainment to those who are up for a tough but enjoyable game. The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane is another attraction that has received mostly positive review from tourists who have explored the area. It is one of the best art galleries in Russia, where visitors can learn about Russian art.
How to get out
There are more than 90 airlines serving Incheon International Airport, including Cathay Pacific, American Airlines, and Japan Airlines. The airport links South Korea to different key destinations in the world.
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