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.  🙂

3 transfers. Click photo to maximize.

From Hyehwa, we took four trains to Gapyeong Station.

While waiting for the train. Joan was complaining that her face was already cold so we decided to cover it. hahaha
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.

Outside Gapyeong Station
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)
Tikoy and the Philippine flag on the ferry 🙂
Blown by the wind
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.

“Julie was here to find her Seoulmate” 😀
The Lake
Say “Nami!”
Photo taken by Lhynx. There was nothing which we could put the camera on. Lesson learned: bring a tripod.
This cute little girl was taking photos of her parents.
Strolling around the island
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.
I call this “My boy lollipop” 😉
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.
My favorite tree on the island
You can also rent a bike for KRW 3000/30 minutes, KRW 6000/1 hour.
White Balloons
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! 😀

Figurines and a Winter Sonata poster
The dried leaves were used to form hearts and there was also an art exhibit from different countries.
She was too scared to feed the Ostrich
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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