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Until 2011, Gimpo International Airport was the main air gateway to the South Korean capital city of Seoul. Although inter-continental airlines have all moved their operations over to Incheon Airport, Gimpo is still a busy airport serving airlines flying from destinations throughout Asia. These include Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo. Gimpo is a hub facility for the nation’s two top airlines, Asiana Airlines and Korean Air.Don’t Miss
Gimpo International Airport faces the south bank of the Han River and is less than 15kms from Seoul’s primary attractions such as the upmarket Myeong-dong shopping zone, ancient royal palaces and the iconic Namdaemun Gate. The A'REX urban train service provides a convenient transport link between Seoul Central Railway Station and Incheon Airport. En route it stops at Gimpo. Gimpo International Airport is also a stop for Metro Line 5 and 9 trains.
Gangseo Ecological Park and Banghwa Park are both a short trip from Gimpo International Airport. Sealala’s spa and water-based theme park are a little farther. AtWoongjinPlaydoci the whole family is catered to with the country’slongest golf driving range, an indoor ski centre and a water-park. Seoul World Cup Park is on the opposite bank of the Han River. The stadium is set amid park areas with sights that cover everything from modern statues to wild deer.Restaurants and Bars
The Lotte Mall at Gimpo International Airport is an all-in-one shopping, dining and lifestyle centre and the best option for a meal in this area of Seoul. Visitors can treat themselves to Korean-style port cutlets, doughnuts, pizzas and lots of other tasty dishes. Apart from the mall, other dining options near the airport are limited. Yeouido is downriver and where the national government building is situated. It is also home to the 63 Building. Restaurants here take diners on a worldwide trip with menus from Japan, Italy and China.Shopping
Lotte Mall boasts a good selection of shops with lots of local brands as well as international ones like H&M onsite. Shoppers are able to choose from collections of clothes, footwear, accessories, jewellery and books. The 63 Building and WoongjinPlaydoci both have additional shops for those who can’t find what they want at Lotte.