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|Jump shot in front of Incheon Grand Park Entrance|
The Global Filipino Investors (TGFI)- Korea ,went to Incheon Grand Park during the peak of the winter season to try sledding at their inline skating ring. It was also a great opportunity for us to talk about finances and money matters especially that it was the first day of the year 2015. The place is so huge that we have to walk about 500 meters from the entrance to reach the sledding area. However, we didn't mind it because doing that is just like "a walk in the park", literally. There are a lot of attractive things to see in the park and it is so perfect for people who want to relax and jog. Since we went there by group, we found it a perfect spot to talk some serious matters without compromising the fun. We talked a lot about insurance, stock market, mutual funds, business and anything related to personal finance while we enjoy the view. I think it was my first time to really learn something from the conversation while walking in the park and enjoying the attractions that the park can offer.
|Walking while dicussing financial matters|
Whatever topic we discussed while walking in the alleys of Incheon Grand Park, it became more interesting with the views of different themed parks inside. Yes, parks inside a park! That's how huge it is. There's rock, rose, sculpture, wild plant garden and whatnot. All these and other attractions like Children's zoo, a huge botanical garden and a forest area, take that!.... There's so much to enjoy at Incheon Grand Park. But of course, the most amazing part of the park and the most visited area during winter is the skating ring where you can sled all you want for a very cheap cost of only 7,000 won.
|Sledding at Incheon Grand Park|
When I saw the skating ring, I was so terrified at first because it looks dangerous. I saw some kids sledding on the slope and I saw them coming out from the ring just fine, so I decided to try it at once for the sake of experience. At first, it was indeed intimidating, but when you get the hang of it, you will repeat it again and again. I guess I like sledding more than skiing. I tried to ski last year and it was so difficult because I always stumbled. In my book, sledding is more fun and easy than snowboarding and skiing.
|skating ring at Incheon Grand Park|
Also, expect that the place is congested especially during the peak of winter season. There are not so much to do during winter season except for sledding, but don't worry, they are so organized at Incheon Grand Park and everybody will have their fair share of sliding over the slope. You just need to have patience and you also need to bundle yourself up because it is really freezing out there.
|Enjoying the view at Incheon Grand Park|
The park is open every day. During summer season, it is open from 5 am to 11 pm while during winter season, it is open from 5 am to 10 pm. The Botanical garden and the Children's zoo is open from 9 am to 6 pm and closed every Monday. The entrance to Incheon Grand Park is free but some attractions charged a very small fee.
|Different attractions in Incheon Grand Park|
The easiest way to go to Incheon Grand Park is through the subway. Take Subway Line Number 1 and get off at Songnae Station. Go to Exit Number 1 and walk straight about 30 meters to the bus stop. Take Bus Number 909, Incheon Grand Park is two stops away from Songnae Station.
A single park with different attractions and special services dedicated for every season, Incheon Grand Park is indeed a one stop venue for leisure. For those who want to go out and try sledding on winter, or see cherry blossoms during spring and smell the beautiful roses every summer, Incheon Grand Park is a must place to visit.