There is a harbor in Incheon that is called Sorae Port and it is probably one of the closest beaches from Seoul. It is quite a popular tourist attraction and also one of the best places to enjoy ‘Hoe’ (sliced raw fish) in Korea. There is a huge fish market in here so many people visit and buy fresh fish and crabs for seasonal seafood. As it’s getting warmer, Sorae Port can be a great option to enjoy the cool ocean breeze.
When you get to Sorae Port, you can see the bridge built on the sea, not on the land. It is called Sorae Railway Bridge so you can take a stroll on it with the feeling of crossing the ocean. The sands of Sorae can be seen at low tide and you can see a nice view of the many ships coming into Sorae Port when it’s high tide. You can also visit the Sorae history museum and learn about the history. They have a sad story and you might want to find that out yourself.
This is the Sorae Railway Bridge. It wasn’t a bridge when it was built in the beginning. When Korea was prosecuted by Japan, Japanese made this railway to take away salt and other goods to Japan. And Korea has covered it by building a bridge on it.
You can take a walk on the bridge. It was a bit cold but when it gets hot, it’ll be really cool with ocean breeze.
Do you see the railway under the bridge? Yes, they must have wanted to cover it behind the history.
There are many malls and restaurants for seafood. Their service is very good.
Do you want to enjoy this king crab and raw fish with plenty of side dishes? It is such a generous serving. My mouth is watering again.
You can also order the Maeuntang (spicy fish stew) as a dessert. I’m pretty sure that you’re going to need Soju for this, haha.
This is when the tide is low. You can see the sand exposed but it looks very slippery on it.
What a huge crab!! This is the statue of a blue crab and it’s like a symbol of this area.
Here’s some more information about this place if you’re interested in visiting here sometime soon.
Address : 111-200, Nonhyeon-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon
For Inquiries : 070-7011-2140
Admission : Free
Operating Hours : 08:00 ~ 21:00 / 07:00 ~ 22:00 (on weekends)
Homepage : http://www.soraepogu.net/