9. Nami Island and Pocheon

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Nami Island

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

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. By car, it takes 1 hour from Seoul to get there.
  4. Parking Fee: 4,000 for all day
  5. 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

the whole picture of Nami Isalnd
the whole picture of Nami Isalnd
Nami Isalnd metasequoia path
Nami Isalnd metasequoia path
Nami Isalnd metasequoia path in the fall
Nami Island metasequoia path in the fall
Nami Island metasequoia path in the summer
Nami Island metasequoia path in the summer
Nami Island metasequoia trees
Nami Island metasequoia trees
Nami Island maple trees
Nami Island maple trees
Nami Isalnd zip wire
Nami Island zip wire
Nami Island maple trees 2
Nami Island maple trees 2
Nami Island metasequoia in the winter
Nami Island metasequoia in the winter
a traditional building in Nami Island
a traditional building in Nami Island
various trees in Nami Island
various trees in Nami Island
various trees in the forest in Nami Island metasequoia
various trees in the forest in Nami Island metasequoia
Trees and a river in Namil Island
Trees and a river in Namil Island
Trees in Nami Island
Trees in Nami Island
a trail in Nami Island
a trail in Nami Island

 

 

Pocheon

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

  1. Pocheon Art Valley
  2. Pocheon Herb Island
  3. 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.

Entrance fee

  • 3,500 won
  • + Monorail 7,500 won

 

Phocheon Art Valley

Pocheon Art Valley 5

Pocheon Art Valley 6

Pocheon Art Valley 8

Pocheon Art Valley Winter
Pocheon Art Valley in the winter
Pocheon Art Valley Mono Rail
Pocheon Art Valley MonoRail

Phocheon Art Valley 4

Phocheon Art Valley Mono Rail2

Pocheon Art Valley Monorail
Monorail in Pocheon Art Valley

Pocheon Art Valley Monorail

Pocheon Art Valley2

 

 

 

2. Sanjeong Lake

Sanjeong Lake
Sanjeong Lake

Address: 89, Sanjeonghosu-ro 411beon-gil, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

 

Map of Sanjeong Lake

 

Sanjeong Lake summer
Sanjeong Lake in the summer

 

Sanjeong Lake2
Sanjeong Lake

 

Sanjeong Lake Winter
Sanjeong Lake Winter in the winter sled festival

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

 

Subway:

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

 

From Soyosan and Dongducheon Station to Herb Island
Bus Time Table from Soyosan and Dongducheon Station to Herb Island

 

From Herb Island to Soyosan and Dongducheon Station
Bus Time Table from Herb Island to Soyosan and Dongducheon Station

 

Express Bus:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Bus Time Table from Pocheon City to Herb Island
Bus Time Table from Pocheon City to Herb Island

 

Bus Time Table from Herb Island to Pocheon City
Bus Time Table from Herb Island to Pocheon City

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.

 

Entrance fee

  • 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

 

Herb Island
Herb Island

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