Korea: Nami Island

Finally, I’m posting my most recent Korea trip. I know, I owe you guys a lot of travel posts. Browsing through the photos of my travels overwhelm me, to be honest. Well, one step at a time. Hehe!

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Anyway, this was my Korea trip last June. It was definitely good to be back! A lot has changed since I last went here with my family. If I’m not mistaken, that was 10 years ago! Therefore, I decided to go back to the touristy spots again. First stop was Nami Island.

The first time I went here, I joined a group tour so the time was quite limited. It was a good decision to go on our own for this trip since it’s easy to reach Nami Island and of course, a lot cheaper than joining a tour.

How to go to Nami Island?

From Seoul, just take the train and get off Gapyeong station. This can take about 2 hours from Seoul city center. Then, from Gapyeong station, you can actually take a taxi to Nami Island. But since you’ve already traveled to Gapyeong, I suggest you also go to other places worth visiting within the city. You can take the Gapyeong City Tour Bus, which costs 6,000 won for adults. It’s like a hop on hop off bus with scheduled stops, which is usually every 30 minutes. It can take you to the other 2 popular destinations – Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm. The bus stop at Gapyeong exit is just in front of the train station. Most of the people there are taking that bus too so you can easily ask around. By the way, don’t forget to get a map that has the timetable of the bus! It’s just near the bus stop!

Also, if you’re planning to go to Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm after, I suggest to be at Nami island by 9am and leave by lunch time. In this way, you still have the entire afternoon to go to Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm.

Nami Island

Namiseom Island was formed as a result of the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam. It is a half moon-shaped isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sejo (reign 1455-1468). Namiseom Island is 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads.

A special feature of Namiseom Island is that there are no telephone poles. This is because all electric wires were built underground to keep the natural feeling of the landscape. The island is 553,560 square yards with chestnut trees and poplar trees throughout.

In the middle of the isle, there is a grass field about 316,320 square yards. It is composed of education and training facilities and camping sites. The island also has a swimming pool and water-sports facilities for motorboats and water skiing, as well as a theme park with a merry-go-round, shooting range, roller skating rink. Lodging facilities such as resort villas and bungalows are available for visitors to stay on the island. -http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/

Admission Fees
General Rate: Adults 10,000 won
Discounted Rate: 8,000 won
Special Rate: 4,000 won

Here are the photos around Nami Island.

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Ahhh… I’m always in love with fall colors!

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Take note that Nami is quite huge so if you plan to go somewhere after, be wary of the time! I suggest going to Nami island in the morning and leave just before lunch. A leisure walk around the island will take about 2-3 hours. You can also rent a bike for a more Korean vibe. Hehe!

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And of course, #OOTD time!

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Of course, this shot is a must! I think it was even more popularized by the Korean drama, Winter Sonata, if I’m not mistaken.

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Top: Zalora
Skirt: ForMe
Sneakers: Adidas Stan Smith
Bag: Instagram @clioph
Sunglasses: D&G

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