Have You Visited Sorae Port in South Korea?

D-Bo , Sept. 3, 2015, 8:24 a.m.

Visitors can take a trip through the past with a visit to Sorae Port, near Incheon. The port was an isolated settlement for many years, connected to much-larger Incheon by only a small pier. Economic development came to the area in the 1930s, when a salt farm and fish market opened, and a narrow-gauge train line was built to move goods. Due to lack of passengers, the train line stopped operation in 1995 and the port has since been renovated as a tourist destination along with a park and fish market nearby.

Just a 10-minute walk from the Soraepogu subway station, there is a museum featuring historical architecture and other exhibits, including recreations of old Sorae Port. Visitors can learn about the area's history through various replicas, including a salt farm and a real-sized train, which evoke the past. For more information about the museum, visit http://museum.namdong.go.kr.

A park nearby the museum offers visitors the chance to learn about wildlife and the ecosystem. The park has a huge salt farm, which provides hands-on experiences as well as preserved wetlands and mud flats. Visitors can observe and learn how salt is produced, and they can even taste plenty of sun-dried salt. Mudflats there are a great place for fun activities like playing with many critters, including small crabs and gobies.

The last but not least place of a day's journey would be a fish market near the subway station. Standing on the bridge which leads to the market, visitors can look down the busy market street on one side, and on the other side, see mudflats filled with flowing seawater and fishing boats that may be anchored there. The boisterous atmosphere makes it a great place to spice things up a bit and buy some fresh or salted seafood.

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