Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Namiseom Island (남이섬 종합휴양지)

     I wish my boyfriend was with me when I visited this tiny island of Namiseom.  The park has a romantic settings and it was where the Winter Sonata has been filmed, thus making it a popular destination among lovers and Korean drama fans.

     It was fun to walk or bike around with your partner, but I went there with a couple of friends on early winter.  Though, it could have been more colourful and vibrant in autumn or spring. 

     Towering Poplar and Chestnut trees were lined beautifully along the pathway.  The bridge on the small pond was designed with recycled green bottles.  There were restaurants, shops, accommodations, and art exhibits too. 

     For a bit of history, I also dropped by the grave of General Nami who fought and won against rebels in the 13th century of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sejo (1455-1468).  

Admission Fee: 10,000 Won

How to get there? Go to Sagbong Station line no. 7 and take Gyeongchun line.  Get off at Gapyeong Station.  Then, take a Gapyeong Bus Tour to take you to Gapyeong Wharf, then to Petit France, and back to Gapyeong Station.

Gapyeong Wharf

The boat to Nami Island

Bridge on the pond

Greetings in different languages

Tomb of Gen. Nami

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