Located between Gyeonggi-do and Gangwan-do, Nami Island is a beautiful island with numerous kinds of tall trees and botanical flowers throughout the whole island. Since 1965, when this island was opened to the public, it has been loved by both the Korean and international visitors. It garnered even greater popularity when the drama Winter Sonata had a huge success in Korean, Japan, and other countries.
Map of Nami Island
- Address: 1, Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
- The best season to visit: May-Oct
- Spent hours: 3 – 4 hours
- The price of the ferry and the entry ticket: 13,000 won / Zip wire and ferry with the entry ticket: 38,000 won / Shuttle bus from Seoul to here, the ticket for the ferry and the entry ticket: 28,000 won (click the link of no.5 below for more info)
How to get to the Island
- Take ITX train from Yongsan Station to Gapyeong (Takes 55 minutes and costs 4,800 won) or Cheongryangri Station to Gapyeong. (takes 45 minutes and costs 4,000 won)
- Take buses 33-5, 33-24 (takes 10 minutes) or taxi to the dock (costs 4,000 won). You can also rent a bike from Gaypeong Station to the dock. (You need a Korean phone number for verification)
- By car, it takes 1 hour from Seoul to get there.
- Parking Fee: 4,000 for all day
- Shuttle bus from Insadong, Namdaemun, and Myeongdong. For details, click the following link. https://namisum.com/en/location/
From here you can choose the access to the island. One is taking the ferry and the other is to take zip wire and take the ferry when coming back.
♦ Ferry from Gapeyong Dock to the island
07:30~09:00 every 30 minutes
09:00~18:00 10 – 20 minutes
18:00~21:40 every 30 minutes
♦ Zip Wire: show or buy the ticket on the spot and take it.
What to do
- Walking along the metasequoia trail.
- Take the Unicef train to take a look around the island.
- Take bikes: typical, electric and sky bikes.
Pictures of Nami Isalnd
Pocheon is a city located in the northwest of Gyeonggi-do. This place can be quite cold in the winter times and is well-known for Galbi and Makgeoli. The surroundings are quite refreshing and worth a visit.
In this itinerary, the places included are
- Pocheon Art Valley
- Pocheon Herb Island
- Sanjeeong Lake
1. Pocheon Art Valley
Address: 234, Art valley-ro, Sinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Map of Pocheon Art Valley
How to get here
Public Transport: Take subway line no.1 and get out of exit 4 and 5 at Uijeongbu Station. Transfer to buses no. 138-5, 138-6 and 138-7 that will take you to Shinbukmyoen Office. Transfer to bus no.73 and you will get here.
Express bus: Go to Gangbyeon Station, green line or line 2. Get out of exit 4 and you will reach Dong Seoul Bus Express Terminal. Take 3000, 3001 or 3002. These buses will pass by Pocheon Express Bus Terminal and get to Shinbukmyoen Office. Transfer to bus no.73 and you will get here.
- 3,500 won
- + Monorail 7,500 won
2. Sanjeong Lake
Address: 89, Sanjeonghosu-ro 411beon-gil, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Map of Sanjeong Lake
Things to do: The view is great and you can walk along the path around the lake. Nearby mountain, Myeongseong mountain is also a good one to go hiking too.
3. Pocheon Herb Island
Address: 35, Cheongsin-ro 947beon-gil, Sinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Map of Herb Island
How to get here
You can use public transportation
Get off at Dongducheon Station or at Soyosan Station, line 1 or dark blue line. Cross the street and take a bus no. 57 or 57-1 and get off at Herb Island
- Go to Gangbyeon Station, green line or line 2. Get out of exit 4 and you will reach Dong Seoul Bus Express Terminal. Take 3000, 3001 or 3002. These buses will pass by Pocheon Express Bus Terminal and get to Shinbukmyoen Office.
- If you take bus no.1 3000, then get off at Pocheon Express Bus Terminal. If you are on 3001 or 3002, get off at Daejin Univ. And take the bus no. 57, 57-1 or 87-1 on weekdays and take bus no. 57, 57-1 or 87-2 on weekends.
3. If you take bus no. 3000 from Yangje Station, get off at Daejin Univ. And take the bus no. 57, 57-1 or 87-1 on weekdays and take bus no. 57, 57-1 or 87-2 on weekends.
- 6,000 won for adults
- 4,000 won for children up to middle school, handicapped and age 65 or more
- 4,000 won for a group over 30 people
- free for babies and infants