Freedom Park (Jayu Park)

25 Jayugongwonnam-ro, Bukseong-dong 3(sam)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

Incheon’s Freedom Park (also called Jayu Park) celebrates the end of the war. In a prominent place you’ll find a statue of General Douglas MacArthur, who remains a hero in South Korea for leading the amphibious attack that liberated Incheon. This area has always been a park—during the Japanese occupation, it also held a shrine—so there’s a tinge of age that this part of the country frequently lacks. Locals come here as a quick getaway from the city’s concrete. The park has a tiny zoo, a lot of statues and an odd sculpture commemorating an 1882 treaty with the United States. But the real draw is the view. The higher uphill you go, the better it gets: Step by step, the city and the harbor are revealed.

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