I left my Heart in Nami Island

Nami Island is an enchanting destination which should be on top the list of must places to visit when you are in Seoul.20161123_101656-01120161123_101944-01-011Located more than 60 km away from Seoul. This half moon-shaped tranquil isle has beauty and charm left unspoken. It combines Korea’s heritage with modernity, and really has a dozen to offer to every visitor. 20161123_120617-01120161123_120631-01120161123_120652-011It became even popular when it was used as the film site of the very famous Korean drama “Winter Sonata”. For those K-drama fanatics, I bet you guys have seen it! 20161123_114420-01120161123_114455-011

Welcome to Nami Island!20161123_114516-01-011

20161123_102640-01-011myxj_20161126000306_save-01-011myxj_20161126000306_save-01-02120161123_103043-011Perfect for a good walk along the picturesque tree lined roads and grass fields.20161123_113913-01-01120161123_113431-01-01120161123_113415-01120161123_103425-01120161123_103459-011 Isn’t it such a beauty!?20161123_102328-01[1].jpeg20161123_102334-01120161123_102413-01120161123_102440-02-01120161123_102450-01120161123_114230-01[1].jpegI came a bit late for the fall foliage though. Left a few red & orange leaves on some trees but damn is still majestic! I couldn’t imagine how stunning it would be like when the shades of red and orange paints the island in intense bright hues. Wow! What a magical and unique experience it would be.20161123_103926-01120161123_104446-01120161123_104824-01120161123_104047-02120161123_104054-01-011Oh Dear, it’s just too hard not to fall in love with Nami Island. I wonder how gorgeous it would also be in other seasons. The surreal snow globe scenery on winter and the Cherry Tree Lane transforms into ravishing pink on spring. I wanna go back please.. Oops! did I not mention summer? Oh well, I purposely!haha As I have lived all my life in a tropical Country, forgive me cause I’m not so fond of the greenery & the hot weather. lol!20161123_113753-01-02120161123_113753-01-01-01120161123_113818-01-011From any corner of this lovely Island, you’ll definitely have a romantic walk with your lovers or even with yourself alone.myxj_20161126000803_save-01-01-01120161123_104000-01120161123_113604-01120161123_113529-01-011For my fave spot, I’ll let the pictures do the talking!20161123_105634-01-01120161123_105634-01-02120161123_105713-01120161123_105931-01-01-02120161123_105931-01-01-01120161123_110351-01-011What an exquisite feeling to be walking here, relishing the views with cold cold breeze. But can you just imagine when these are filled with the shades of yellow, red and orange leaves painting the surrounding in intense bright hues? How amazing! 20161123_105825-01120161123_105832-01-01120161123_110238-01120161123_110104-01120161123_105726-01120161123_110714-01120161123_110045-01-01-01[1].jpeg

Let’s have some Nami Sausage! Yaay!20161123_112539-011

20161123_120201-01120161123_115017-011Time to bid farewell. I shall see you again Nami Island! My memories with you are awesome!

So here’s my Guide for you guys:

Admission fee to Nami Island is ₩8,000 for foreigners.  But it’s really best to book for a tour package. Trust me!
Here’s a few options you can book at Trazy.com for Nami Island Special20161123_1052490-011

To enter Nami Island you have to choose to ride either Ferry or the Zip Wire for a more Adventurous Seoul.20161123_101146-01120161123_101039-01120161123_101425-011Ferry: You can board the ferry that comes every 30 minutes. The ferry service is complimentary with the admission fee. The ferry provides a scenic experience and is the most common transportation for Nami Island’s visitors.20161123_100809-01120161123_100809-021Zip Wire: For adrenaline junkies, you can ride the 3,083 foot Zip Wire to reach Nami Island. The Zip Wire begins at the Zip Wire Tower. For ‎₩38,000, this Zip Wire brings you to Nami Island in less than two minutes. This attraction fee additionally includes the admission and a return ferry ride back from Nami Island.

How to get there?

There are three main ways to reach Nami Island if you take Public Transport — subway, train, and shuttle bus.

Subway: The closest station to Nami Island is Gapyeong Station.  To reach the station through the Seoul Metro System, get on the Gyeongchun line, which starts at Sangbong and ends at Chuncheon Station. You can pay for the subway ride using the T-Money Card or cash and it costs around ₩2,000. Usually, the subway trip duration is just over one and a half hour.

Train: A more comfortable method is to take the ITX  Train. Board the train at Yongsan station and exit at Gapyeong Station. You can book a seat online for ₩4,800. Compared to the subway, ITX train brings you to Gapyeong faster, only about 55 minutes.

Shuttle Bus: The shuttle bus reaches Nami Island directly from Seoul’s city center. Reserve a seat online and get on the bus at Insa-dong or Namdaemun Gate. The shuttle bus only comes once a day and the ride is about one and a half hours long. The shuttle bus costs ₩15,000 for a round trip ticket.

20161123_121418-01120161123_120819-011After more than an hour of travel from Seoul, you might be hungry. There’s an entire stretch of restaurants in front of Nami Island parking lot so you can have some brunch first before you take the Ferry or the Zip Wire to Nami Island or you can also opt to eat once you get back.

20161123_125525-01120161123_124544-011For you guys who want to maximize your day, I recommend taking a Tour Package since it will eat up all your time figuring out your way to reach your destination. There will be a couple of transfers and timing for those transport which is really time consuming and considering the fact that most Koreans don’t speak English, Mmm. I wish you Luck! lol.

The usual Tour Package includes a very convenient Transport and entrance fees. Also, the time they give you to visit each place is just nice to explore and feel the scenery. Trust me, it won’t be a rush Tour Journey. So for a Fuss Free day I suggest taking a Tour Package to visit Nami Island, Petite France and Rail Park or you can even include The Garden of the Morning Calm which in my case I didn’t since I was too late for the fall foliage and I was advised to skip it but if you’ll be there during Winter then it should be a must to visit to see the Night Illumination.

I guess this post is already too long! haha So I’ll be separating my superb experience of the 1 day Tour Package visiting Nami Island, Petite France and Rail Park! Click the link to book your one of a kind experience!

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Love,

Stylishwanderer

 

 

 

 

 

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