The Chuseok holiday is flying by with cooler days and lots of sunshine. The best thing so far has definitely been our trip to Nami Island this past Sunday. Being a pretty touristy destination, I had reservations about going as it was 2.5-3 hours out of Seoul. I thought it might be overrated and I thought it might look similar to most everywhere else in Korea, but Nami is worth the time it takes to get there.
The tiny moon-shaped island is located in the middle of Cheongpyeong Lake in the Gapyeong area of Gyeonggi-do (wow, that's a mouthful). Made famous by a K-drama (Winter Sonata) that I knew very little about, the island is a great place to get away from the hectic city life for a while.
|We started our trip with a Zip-Wire ride from the mainland to the island. Fun, but a bit pricey and over much too fast.|
|Happy DH after zipping over the lake.|
|Some artwork on the island: meant to represent motherly love and affection.|
|Some more artwork: colorful elephants everywhere.|
|Even dead leaves have a bit of charm on Nami.|
|Beautiful Cheongpyeong Lake.|
|Though biking around the island is popular, walking it is even more enjoyable I think.|
|Even the trash cans are a bit cheesy.|
|The leaves just starting to change colors.|
|The most photographed spot on the island. The DH and I.|
Want to visit? A shuttle bus travels daily from Insadong, although reservations are required, otherwise you can take the Seoul Metro to Gapyeong station, grab a taxi or walk the 2.5 kilometers and either zip your way over like we did, or ride a ferry (8,000 won for foreigners/10,000 won for Koreans).