TRAVEL

A Place Called Nami

A trip to South Korea is never complete without visiting Nami Island. Nami Island is a tiny half-moon shaped island located in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. It was formed in 1944 with the flooding of the land caused by the construction of the Chyeongpyeong Dam was built.

The island is not too far from Seoul, many couples and families come to visit. You can get there either by bus or train.

We took the train to Nami Island from Myeongdong Station. There is a shuttle bus that leaves for Nami but we chose to take the train because we wanted to be in control of our time. Since we did not purchase any t-money card (multiple journey card), we just bought single journey tickets (Myeongdong-Gapyeong).

  1. From Myeongdong Station, take LINE 4 train heading to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station.
  2. Get off at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, change to LINE 2 to get to Wangsimni Station.
  3. Get off at Wangsimni Station, change to JUNGANG LINE. (Follow the teal blue line until you find the pic below)  
  4. Take the train heading towards Cheong-       nyangni to get to Mangu Station.
  5. Get off at Mangu Station and change to             Gyeongchun Line and head towards Gapyeong Station.

Once we reached Gapyeong Station, we just took a cab to get to the ferry wharf to Nami Island. We paid KRW 3,000.

There are two ways to get to the island, zipline or ferry.

 


 

Of course we chose the ferry.😂

We showed our passports at the ticket booth so we can get a discount. Foreigners pay KRW 8,000. for the roundtrip ferry ride and tax.

 


 

Waiting for our ferry ride…

   

Upon reaching the island, we were greeted by these tall trees from both sides of the entrance. Then I saw an electronic car waiting for passengers. My husband and I paid KRW 5,000. per head for the tour. It took us approximately 20 to 30 minutes to tour the whole island.

             
 

Anyone will fall in love with this beautiful place.

  

 
 

After the tour, we headed for lunch at Country Restaurant. 

 

 

 

We ordered buckwheat noodles with veggies, seafood pancakes and potato pancake. Surprisingly, they were all good we finished everything!


 

I am happy to note that you can’t smoke anywhere in this island. You have to find these small booths with the smoking sign sticker.

 

    
 

It was cold and windy the day we went. The island gives a very peaceful and restful feeling…no rush, just slow strolling. 

  
 

The next time we come back, we might stay here overnight. Here’s us saying goodbye to Nami Island. Til we meet again.

 

 

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