Nami Island

Namiseom, or Nami Island, a half-moon shaped island located in the Bukhangang River off the town of Gapyeong, in Korea, has been long one of country’s most popular day trips away from Seoul. That’s thanks in part to its historical significance, its contributions to Korea’s arts and culture scene, its peaceful air and harmonious relationship to nature, but it’s mainly because it’s the backdrop to one of Korea’s most famous and globally successful K-dramas – Winter Sonata.

Though the setting in the drama is winter, Nami Island is the best destination during autumn. We went to Nami on our 8th Day in South Korea (1st week of November).

How to go to Nami Island from Seoul

Nami Island is a half day to a whole day trip so I would recommend leaving Seoul really early if you would like to feel the morning breeze and get less sun.

I will be giving you a longer but much cheaper route:

We stayed near Anguk Station but I will also be giving you the routes from MyeongDong, Gangnam and Hongdae, which I know, most Foreigners or Travellers stay.

from Anguk Station:
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes, 62.3km
Stop: 27 stations
T Money: 2,250 won
Cash: 2,350 won
Transfer: OksuStation, Line 3/Jungang Line and Sangbong Station (Jungang Line)
Route: Anguk Station, Line 3–> Oksu Station, Line 3/Jungang Line –> Sangbong Station (Jungang Line) –>Gapyeong Station (Gyeongchun Line)

From Myeongdong Station:
Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes, 63.4km
Stop: 23 stations
T Money: 2,250 won
Cash: 2,350 won
Transfer: Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, Line 4, Wangshimni Station, Line 2 and Sangbong Station (Jungang Line)
Route: Myeongdong Station, Line 4–> Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, Line 4 –> Wangshimni Station, Line 2 –> Sangbong Station (Jungang Line) –>Gapyeong Station (Gyeongchun Line)

From Hongdae Station:
Duration: 1 hour 57 minutes, 69.4km
Stop: 27 stations
T Money: 2,350 won
Cash: 2,450 won
Transfer: Sangbong Station (Jungang Line)
Route: Hongdae Station, Gyeongeui Jungang Line –>Sangbong Station (Jungang Line) –>Gapyeong Station (Gyeongchun Line)

From Gangnam Station:
Duration: 1 hour 41 minutes, 70.8km
Stop: 31 stations
T Money: 2,350 won
Cash: 2,450 won
Transfer: Konkuuk University Station, Line 7 and Sangbong Station (Jungang Line)
Route: Gangnam Station, Line 2–> Konkuk University Station, Line 7 –> Sangbong Station (Jungang Line) –>Gapyeong Station (Gyeongchun Line)

Total cost = 20,700 won*
Subway/Train 2,350 won x 2 = 4,700 won
Taxi 4,000 won x 2 = 8,000 won (can split the fare with other members if going more than 1 person)
Ferry and Nami Island Admission = 8,000 won (For foreigner)*

By shuttle bus = 23,000 won (For foreigner)*

Ferry Going to Nami Island

Welcome to Nami Island

One thing you will always see in South Korea…Lovers

my daughter Kyla, doing her usual reading…

Just beautiful…

so serene…

Someone is enjoying…lots of them there

The famous Spot of all…if you have watched Winter Sonata…This was also in the Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil movie. If you want to see the orange leaves…the best time to come is last week of October. We went first week of November so they have all fallen to the ground…but yes! Its still looked beautiful!

and we got hungry…

These kids were not playing…They were…cleaning! They used a broken branch as broom and swiped fallen leaves into one corner…I enjoyed watching them!

My mommy enjoying the view…

My spot

You can also rent a bike…

and get lost in a dream…

Oh hello!

What the world needs now…

getting darker…it’s 6pm!

Bye Nami!

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