The Ara Waterway is a canal in South Korea that flows from the Hangang River to the West Sea. It was started in the 13th century by King Gojong of the Korean Joseon Dynasty, but was not completed until the year 2011 due to technical issues and the country’s difficult state. The purpose of the canal is to provide flood control and for leisure activities.
Hubby and I got a peek at the Ara Canal on a 4-hour cruise via Free Korea Transit Tour. Normally, the cruise costs 16,000 won (₩), but the cruise is free for Incheon Airport transit passengers via Free Korea Transit Tour.
On board the ferry, there is entertainment.Along the canal are bridges, parks, and ports that cruisers get to enjoy as the ferry glides through the waterway.Before hubby and I knew it, it was time to disembark and head back to the airport to catch our flight.Four hours of our long layover passed quickly, and was enjoyably spent.
We would definitely sign up for more free tours when the opportunity comes.