Autumn in South Korea – Nami Island (Day 4)

Autumn won’t be complete without its warm-colored foliage.  It is often associated to the colors red, orange and yellow.  In South Korea, they say that the best place to experience Autumn is Nami Island.  I had been looking forward to visiting that place.  🙂

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3 transfers. Click photo to maximize.

From Hyehwa, we took four trains to Gapyeong Station.

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While waiting for the train. Joan was complaining that her face was already cold so we decided to cover it. hahaha
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Inside the train to Gapyeong Station. We had to sit on the floor since all the seats were already taken.

From Gapyeong Station, we took a cab to the ferry wharf.  There were a lot of taxis waiting outside the station.  The taxi drivers could understand “ferry station”.  There were a lot of tourists at that time and we had to wait in line.  Gapyeong Station to the ferry wharf was  about 6 to 10 minutes.  Taxi fare:  around KRW 4000.

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Outside Gapyeong Station
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At the ferry wharf

Admission Fees

Adults : 10,000 won
Youths, Seniors (over 70) & People with disabilities: 8,000 won (ID required)
Children (ages 3-13) : 4,000 won
Visitors arriving after 18:00 (Dec-Mar), after 19:00 (Apr-Nov): 4,000 won

※ Round-trip ferry fare & tax included

Please check VisitKorea for more info.

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You can also take the zip line from the wharf to Nami Island. KRW 32,000 (includes ferry ticket going back to the wharf)
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Tikoy and the Philippine flag on the ferry 🙂
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Blown by the wind
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Not your ordinary guestbook

When we arrived at the island, this caught my attention first.  Planks of wood were placed in this area so tourists could leave notes or messages.

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“Julie was here to find her Seoulmate” 😀
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The Lake
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Jump!
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Say “Nami!”
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Photo taken by Lhynx. There was nothing which we could put the camera on. Lesson learned: bring a tripod.
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This cute little girl was taking photos of her parents.
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Strolling around the island
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I fell in love with the colors. We don’t have Autumn in the Philippines. Being able to experience it for the first time is priceless.
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I call this “My boy lollipop” 😉
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Nami Island is famous for “Winter Sonata”. The Koreanovela was filmed in this location. If I would go back to Nami Island, I’d go there during winter.
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My favorite tree on the island
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You can also rent a bike for KRW 3000/30 minutes, KRW 6000/1 hour.
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White Balloons
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Look Ma, I ate veggies!

We had our late lunch in a restaurant which was serving authentic Korean cuisine and it was all veggies!  I’m picky when it comes to veggies but I had no choice.  When I tasted it, it was really good!  I was able to eat everything in my bowl.  It was an achievement! 😀

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Figurines and a Winter Sonata poster
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The dried leaves were used to form hearts and there was also an art exhibit from different countries.
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She was too scared to feed the Ostrich
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It was time to leave. I will see you again someday, Nami.

P.S.  The photos were taken using a camera phone.  Credits to Lhynx Lim for some of the photos that were used for this blog. :)

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