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Ilsan New Town refers to a planned city occupying Ilsandong-gu and Ilsanseo-gu of Goyang. Ilsan is located northwest of Seoul. Like other satellite cities in the Seoul National Capital Area such as Bundang, Ilsan was planned in order to alleviate housing shortages in the city of Seoul.


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1 - Gyeongbokgung

   19 km away
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2 - Bukhansan

   20 km away

Bukhansan, or Bukhan Mountain, is a mountain on the northern periphery of Seoul, South Korea. There are three major peaks, Baegundae 836.5 meters, Insubong 810.5 meters, Mangyeongdae 787.0 meters.

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3 - Shore Excursions in Incheon

   21 km away

Welcome to the port city of Incheon where connects Seoul, the capital of Korea. Whether you have arrived by sea, by rail or by air, a local guide is waiting to show you what makes their part of Korea unique on a private Incheon/seoul tour. Experience Incheon / Seoul through the eyes of a local private guide! Browse our tour 'suggestions' - each can be customized just for you. ** Itinerary can be adjust upon meeting with a guide by a request** *Inclusion: Private 44 seater motor coach, English speaking guide *Exclusion: Entrance fee, Parking&Toll fee, Any meal.

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4 - Seoul

   20 km away

Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. With the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, Seoul forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area.

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5 - Gwanghwamun Gate

   20 km away
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6 - Mountain Bike Tours in Incheon

   21 km away

Incheon has always played an important role of border of west Korea. Incheon port performs as a gate to other countries and their culture, which led to modern civilization in 1882. In this tour, you can listen to the story of the Incheon port while traveling around the Incheon Open Port Street and tourist attractions in Incheon on the 19th century eco-friendly electric car. Your guide will drive you around and take you to the tourist spots where you can take a moment to listen to hidden stories of the place and take commemorative photos. Families, friends, and group tourists can also enjoy this tour. 'KTourTOP10' series consists of 10 most recommended tour themes and tour areas in Korea. Let's find out more 'KTourTOP10' on Viator!

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7 - Yongsan-gu

   21 km away

Itaewon is the area surrounding Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is served by Seoul Subway Line 6 via Itaewon, Noksapyeong and Hanganjin stations.

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8 - National Palace Museum of Korea

   22 km away

The National Palace Museum of Korea is a national museum of South Korea located in Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul.

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9 - Gyeonghuigung

   22 km away

Gyeonghui Palace was a palace located in Seoul, South Korea. It was one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the Joseon Dynasty.

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10 - Bukchon Hanok Village

   23 km away

Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine.

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11 - Seoullo 7017

   23 km away

Seoullo 7017, also known as the Seoul Skygarden or Skypark, is an elevated, linear park in Seoul, built atop a former highway overpass. The path, which is about one kilometer in length and lined with 24,000 plants, is similar to New York City's High Line. Skygarden was designed by MVRDV, a Dutch firm, and opened in May 2017. In the future, the park may become an urban nursery, growing trees and plants for replanting elsewhere in the city. The path also improves walking times around the city's Central Station. The disused overpass closed in 2015 and cuts diagonally across Seoul Station at 17m above street level.

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12 - Bank of Korea Money Museum

   23 km away

Bank of Korea Money Museum, is an economics and numismatics museum in Seoul founded by the Bank of Korea in 2001. Its address is 39, Namdaemunno, Jung-gu, Seoul.

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Why Traveling There?


Ilsan, a satellite city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, is a must-visit for those looking for a combination of city life and natural beauty. Its well-planned city layout, complete with high-quality public infrastructures, bustling shopping districts, and serene parks, makes it a unique tourist destination. In particular, it hosts the annual International Flower Festival that draws visitors worldwide.

How to Get There?


International travelers can fly into Incheon International Airport, from where Ilsan is about an hour's drive away. Public transportation is also an option, with the Airport Railroad Express (AREX) and subsequent subway lines leading straight to Ilsan.

What to Book in Advance?


It is advisable to book your accommodation and International Flower Festival tickets in advance, especially during the peak season. If you plan to visit any major attractions, such as the One Mount Water Park or Onemount Snow Park, booking tickets ahead of time is recommended.

What are the Costs?


Ilsan is a relatively affordable city in South Korea. Accommodation can range from $50 to $150 per night, depending on the hotel's location and amenities. Meals at local restaurants will cost around $10-$20 per person. Entrance fees for attractions vary, but most are under $20.

What are the Best Things to Do?


Apart from the International Flower Festival, Ilsan is famous for its Lake Park, the largest artificial lake in Asia, perfect for a leisurely walk or picnic. Visit KINTEX, the largest convention and exhibition center in Korea, or enjoy water rides at One Mount Water Park. In winter, Onemount Snow Park is a wonderful place to enjoy snow-based activities.

Where to Eat?


For a taste of traditional Korean cuisine, visit 'Ilmi Ganjang Gejang', known for its soy-marinated crab. 'Jungang Galbi' is another must-visit restaurant for their delicious Korean BBQ. For those looking for a mix of Western and Korean flavors, 'Gorgonzola' is a great choice.

Where to Stay?


Stay at 'The MVL Goyang' for a luxurious experience, located near KINTEX with top-notch amenities. 'Residence & U' is a mid-range hotel offering a comfortable stay with a kitchenette in each room, ideal for families. For budget travelers, 'Hotel Cleo' is a great option, providing clean rooms and basic amenities at a reasonable price.

Off the Beaten Path


For an unusual experience, visit Ilsan's 'Aqua Planet', a large-scale aquarium housing over 20,000 marine creatures. It's not just a place to observe aquatic life; it offers interactive exhibits, feeding experiences, and even a mermaid performance. This attraction, though not as well-known, provides a unique and unforgettable experience in Ilsan.















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