Friday, November 14, 2014

Nami Island: A Travel Diary

Annyeong Yamisweeters!  I still sound Korean because of my travel hangover.  This is my Day 2 Travel Diary.

I'd like to share to all of you my photos at Nami Island.  But let me first introduce to you the island is all about.

"Nami Island is situated 63km from Seoul in the middle of the Han River.  It looks like a leaf floating gracefully on top of Cheongpyeong Lake.  The island has an area of 460,000sqm and a circumference of 5km.  Formed with pebbles and sand, there are no mountains in the island, but there are trees tall enough to touch the sky.  Wide grassy gardens where deer, ostriches, rabbits, squirrels, ducks and countless types of birds flourish.  Nami Island is a place where not only nature but also human beings can coexist.

Nami Island was named after General Nami, a notable figure in Korean history who courageously fought in battles but died at the age of 26.

Seasonal rain used to transform this land in an island, and with construction of Cheongpyeong dam, it is now and island all year long.  In 1965,  thousands of trees were planted by Mr. Byeong-Do Minn.
Today Nami Island is a place for rest and relaxation.  Human beings, animals and trees share peace, love and harmony far away from crowds and civilization." Source: Leaflets from the ticket Booth

What really thrilled me most at Nami Island was the autumn foliage.  I'd like to photograph the unique colors of leaves as well as the tall trees that you can see when you googled the Nami Island images during autumn.  It was an awesome experience for me.  The only thing that bothered me was the volume of people who wants to enjoy the beauty of the Island.  Sabi nga sa Batangas ay, "Anong dami ng tawo doown(in Batañgueno accent)!!!"  It was Saturday then and I noticed that Korean loves to do outdoor activities.  Most of the visitors of Nami Island are locals.  And mostly are families.  They do picnic, biking and nature tripping.

They have Shuttle Buses going to the Island.  Please see the following details:
Insa-dong/Jamsil-Nami Island(Mon-Sun)Adult Fee:KRW15,000(round trip)Child Fee: KRW13,000(round trip)(aged between 24 mos-12 years old)Bus StopSeoul Insa-dong-9:30(Nearby the West Gate of Tapgol Park)Seoul Jam-sil-9:30(At the front of Lotte Mart nearby exit4, Jamsil Station subway line2)Nami-Island-16:00(Parking lot in front of the ticket office)
Entrance Fees:Regular: KRW10,000Foreigner: KRW8,000Special:KRW 4,000(children aged 3-13 and visitor after 6:10pm(Dec-Mar) and after 7:10(Apr-Nov) Free Entrance:Child aged 36 months underRound Trip Ferry fare and tax included
We hired a Midi Bus from Funko.  They offer several travel service. 

 We just walked around the Island and took a lot of photos.  Please allow me to share some of my photos.  Enjoy browsing!

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