Cheongna International City
History and museums
Cheong-na International City (also prounced Cheongla) is a development project within Seo-gu, Incheon, Korea. Cheong-na International City is built on a nearly two million square foot plot of land (5.38 million Korean pyong) that expects a maximum population of 90,000. Being developed in the center of international business and leisure, the city boasts an excellent coastal location that links Yeongjong Island and Incheon International Airport to Seoul via the Incheon International Airport Expressway, the Kyeong-in Expressway, the Incheon International Airport Railroad, and the Kyeong-in Ferry Line.
Among the city's first international complexes are GM Korea's Research and Development center, the only international school in Korea to be recognized as a domestic educational institution, the Cheong-na Dalton School, and Jack Nicholas' Bear's Best golf club — the world's third-ranking golf course after Summerlin and Atlanta.
Additionally, the city has scheduled other ambitious projects such as the iconic 450 meter-high CC Tower, the largest domestic lake park in Korea, an international business and finance center, a high-tech industrial complex, Robot Land Theme Park, an international science and research complex, a floral park, U-ECO City and Holy Land.
Hana Financial Group is planning to transfer its headquarters here to what will be called Hana Dream Town, and the expectation of a Shinsegae shopping complex is rising after the signing of agreements. Also, directly adjacent to the western industrial park, LG Group is aiming to construct its next-generation electric vehicle research facility by the end of 2012, and for the 2014 Asian Games, construction is underway on a brand-new stadium.
The Incheon International Airport Expressway to the north and the Kyeong-in Expressway to the east both service Cheong-na, and currently the second outer circle expressway is undergoing construction as planned. Presently, a Cheong-na-bound route of the West Incheon inner-city portion of the Kyeong-in expressway is being constructed. The completion of the Cheong-na bridge, the third connection between Cheong-na and Yeongjong Island, directly connects Incheon International Airport, Cheong-na, and Seoul through a single corridor.
With the completion of the north-side Cheong-na subway station on the Incheon International Airport Railroad, within just thirty minutes commuters can reach Seoul Station. Reaching Sinnonhyeon Station via Seoul Subway Line 9 is expected to take just one hour. To the east of the city, the Incheon Subway Line 2 is being constructed, and the Seoul Subway Line 7 is also planned to be extended all the way to Cheong-na. Also, a GRT Tram is planned to run circularly between Cheong-na station, Ruwon City, and Seoknam Station.
The Kyeong-in Canal is planned to provide ferry service from Incheon Terminal (Cheong-na), to Gimpo Terminal, and ultimately Yongsan.