Visiting Nami Island in each different season has been one of my goals when I travel to Korea. The first time I went here was last spring in April 2015. I was alone and it was quite late when I arrived but I was still able to appreciate the beauty of this island and I gained two beautiful friends on my way back to Seoul. This time along with my friends from college, I was able to witness her beauty during autumn. Nami Island is indeed lovelier during this season with yellow, orange and red hues dominating what was once a lush green flora. For more details on how to go here from Seoul as well as other facilities featured in this half moon-shaped island, I will refer you to my post last April about Nami Island.
For now, let me share with you my most recent trip to Nami Island. My friends and I enjoyed every bit of time we spent here. We circled the island on foot thrice which is something I was not able to do last time I was here. I was also able to see some of the places I missed out last spring. We took pictures, had coffee in one of the benches underneath the ginkgo trees, talked more about what we have been up to lately and laid on the ground which felt really good, and took MORE pictures…you have been warned! I hope you will enjoy this and let me know what you think about it :-)
We were also able to check out the souvenir shop and purchased magnets.
We were also able to go inside some galleries as well as the UNICEF hall.
I think I can spend the whole day in Nami Island and just enjoy the sight. If I am an artist, I would bring my tools and be inspired to draw. If I have more time, I would spend the night and camp here with my friends too (eat barbecue, drink soju and play the guitar if I know how). Aside from lying on a bed of maple leaves and having lots of fun taking pictures, my friends and I were able to experience bonfire here too. Both my first time so it was indeed a memorable experience for me because I feel so close to nature. Don’t you just feel grateful in finding joy in simple things? I do. :-)
Address: 1024, Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do (Naminara Republic Immigration Control Office) 경기도 가평군 가평읍 북한강변로 1024 (출입국관리사무소)
Operating Hours: Open all year round.
Ferry Schedule: 07:30-09:00 (30-minute intervals) | 09:00-18:00 (10-20-minute intervals) | 18:00-21:40 (30-minute intervals)
Admission Fees: General (Adults) – 10,000 won | Discount – 8,000 won | Children – 4,000 won
Directions: From Gapyeong Bus Terminal or Gapyeong Station, take a taxi to Namiseom parking lot or Gapyeong City Tour Bus (travel time: 5 minutes). Take the ferry from Namiseom Dock to Namiseom Island (travel time: 5-6 min).
If you want detailed directions, please read my post Petite France where I included the step-by-step instructions on how to go to Nami Island from Myeongdong. Curious about how the island looks like in early spring? You may want to read my previous post about my first time in Nami Island too. :-)
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