Icheon (Korean pronunciation: [i.tɕʰʌn]) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It should not be confused with the much larger Incheon Metropolitan City. Neighboring districts include Yeoju City, Gwangju City, Yongin City, and Anseong City within Gyeonggi Province, as well as Eumseong County in North Chungcheong Province. Together with Yeoju, Icheon is known as a center of South Korean ceramic manufacturing and is a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art. Other famous local products include peaches and rice. Local institutions of higher learning include Korea Tourism College and Chungkang College of Cultural Industries.
Restaurants in Icheon
4.5 based on 20 reviews
One of Korea’s oldest and most prized art forms is ceramics and at Icheon World Ceramics Center (about an hour from Seoul) you can see more than 500 different creations. It is a great place to buy ceramics at heavily discounted prices and there are even classes teaching visitors how to make their own work of art.
My husband and I took a local bus from Gangnam Bus interchange (Gangbyeon subway station) and the ride was cheap and comfortable. You get off at Icheon bus terminal, and just hop into a cab to go to the Wirld Ceramucs Center. My husband and I thought that we could walk... So we did and enjoyed ourselves. But I won't recommend because it took over an hour and we were huffing and puffing. By then we spent precious time walking and were in an exhausted state of mind.
But the Center made up for all the sweat!! It was gorgeous and I spent an enjoyable hour having a class (~US$10) on using ceramic chips to make a picture. The teacher made up for her limited English with peals of laughter and enthusiasm for her craft. I bought a cup made by a resident artist and took a pic with her. How meaningful to support local artists!
My husband and I then took a cab to the pottery village where there were clusters of shops selling celadon at very reasonable prices. In fact be expected to pay as much as 60% less vs shops in Seoul. The creativity of the local artists are so inspiring... I bought heaps of work to decorate my home, and as gifts for others. My only limit was my flight luggage allowance and the bus ride back. :-)
I think Icheon is the supplier for many shops selling pottery in town. So why not spend a meaningful day out of Seoul and take the path less trodden? Just a note that you should have lunch at the Center before heading off to pottery villae cos we found it difficult to find restaurants. Cab fare from pottery village back to Icheon bus terminal was about US$8-10.
It will be useful to get your hotel concierge to write in large print the Korean names of the places, cos level of English proficiency kinda takes a dip outside Seoul. But I didn't speak a single word of Korean and still found it easy to navigate! Highly recommended.
4 based on 25 reviews
Although I love tripadvisor and always use it when traveling, this is where it falls short--in reaching specialized communities. I am a designer and know a fair amount about furniture and ceramics. Icheon has mass-produced ceramics that will not appeal to you if you are a designer or have some design knowledge or are in other creative fields.
4 based on 23 reviews
Excellent outlets with very good quality products.
We can reach by 1 hours 20 minutes from central Seoul.
It has very convenient parking lot, building names named after Porcelain. Restaurant is very big. Last order is one hour before closing. Very goooood.
Closing time is 20:30.
The name should be LOTTE Premium Outlrts Icheon.
4 based on 13 reviews
Despite having an English speaking Korean tour guide, our family with 4 kids ages 3 to 14 did not have a successful first time ski experience at this report.
So for those who want a better holiday during Christmas season:
1. Arrive after lunch. Unless your family is used to -8 deg weather, it is warmer in the afternoon and choices at the food court are poor value (low quality and quantity, high price).
2. Rental of ski jacket, pants, goggles, helmet, shoes, skis and snowboards are 2 buildings away from entrance building. No ski shoes for toddlers (size 25). Plastic sleds are available but near entrance building.
3. Locker rentals need 2x500 coins.
4. No one will teach how to ski so better bring a coach or someone with experience. If not, most of your time will be spent pulling up the children or yourself.
5. The toilets are not clean, but has toiletries.
On the positive, there are different ski levels, which look fun and enjoyable.
4 based on 8 reviews
C1 ( 2016.09.09 )
This museum was establish by Icheon City, and typically local museum. The museum was clean and not bad, but the contents was not different with another local museum. The facility and the atmosphere was good, and free entrance. The Icheon city was famous for ceramics, so there was some exhibits about ceramics. But I couldn't find more good with another local museum.
4 based on 8 reviews
처음 생겼을때의 신선함은 사라진 상태임.
지금은 문닫은 업체도 많이 보이고 8시 이후에 대부분 문을 닫음.
낮에만 장사하는 업체가 많음.
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