Just 70 kilometers north-east from Seoul, Nami Island is an idyllic and romantic place for nature walks, biking tour and relaxation. Beautiful in every season, it can be overcrowded in week-ends – go early!
So the last week-end the dream became reality and we really haven’t been disappointed.
The Nami Island is situated approximately 70 kilometers North-East from Seoul in the middle of the Han River. With an area of 460,000m2 and a circumference of 5 km, the island looks like a leaf floating on the river. Nami Island keeps his name after General Nami, a notable figure in Korean history who courageously fought in battles but died at the age of 26. Today Nami Island is a romantic destination not only because several movies shootings took place here (the most famous is the television drama series Winter Sonata).
Nami Island is really an idyllic place for nature walks, biking tour (you can rent everything on place) and relaxation quite accessible from the city.There are Metasequoia Lane, Ginkgo Tree Lane, Pine Lane, Tulip Tree lane as well as Cherry blossoms Lane which make the stay on the island beautiful at every single season. You can also see lots of animals like ostriches, deers, squirrels, countless types of birds, ducks, geese, rabbits, turkeys, moles and others all living in liberty. And if you need a break, you will find all what you need in the middle of the island. There is plenty of restaurants (Korean, Italian, Japanese and Chinese) and very inspiring coffee shops and galleries situated all in the centre of the island.
For more inspiration, here is the content of the Proclamation of Independence :
We build a country.
On this island of songs, Nami Island, we build a fairy-tale country.
We write fairy tales
We draw fairy tales
We live like fairy tales
We build a fairy-tale world
On this Nami Island where happiness and love lie
The sound of birds, water, and wind becomes one with our breathing
On this island of songs, river of music, we hum a song
The one and only small country inside the Republic of Korea
Where the freedom of imagination and creation reawakes our little dream
Naminara Republic is now born on Nami Island
And on Nami Island, everyone is Naminara citizens.
- Entrance fee
|To get to Nami Island, get off at Gapyeong Bus Terminal and then take a taxi to Nami Island parking lot.|
|Buses going to Nami Island depart from: East Seoul Terminal(www.ti21.co.kr) 02-446-8000 (1h 20m) Sangbong Terminal (tm.jamycar.co.kr) 02-323-5885 (1h 20m) Chuncheon Bus Terminal(www.chterminal.co.kr) 033-241-0285 (25m)|