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Nami Island

Imagine a river island in the heart of Korea where flowers, gardens and fairy tales create the sense of being in an independent country.

Nami Island offers lovely visits during any season. Located in northern South Korea, the island declared itself the Naminara Republic, culturally independent from the Republic of Korea. Come see why this place of fairy tales and songs was designated a UNICEF Child Friendly Park in 2010.

In 2006, Minn Byeong Do founded Nami Island, which has become one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Arrive by zip line to spend the day sampling delicious cuisine, exploring nature and strolling along tree-lined paths.

General Nami’s Tomb honors a young warrior falsely accused and executed. Naminara Republic celebrates alliances with other Korean cities, emulating their sites, such as the Hampyeong Butterfly Park and Samcheok Paddy Field. Fairy Tale Village, Song Village and Imaginary Playground are popular with young kids.

Rent bicycles or an electric cart to get around the island. Visit ostriches, ride Sky bikes or try tubing, waterskiing and other river water sports.

Visitors familiar with the Korean movie Winter Sonata will recognize filming locations, such as Metasequoia Lane, lined with tall trees. Look for the First Kiss Spot, one of the movie’s romantic settings. Stop at the K-Pop music museum.

At the island’s southern end, Hotel Jeonggwanru offers accommodations with rooms designed by visiting artists. The hotel also operates the Water Garden Swimming Pool during summer. Stop at other restaurants and cafés scattered the length of the island.

Nami Island celebrates its nationality with stamps, commemorative coins, a unique flag and its own national anthem, The Island in the Sky. To enter, pay a visa fee, which includes both island admission and round-trip ferry fare. Pay extra for one-way zip-line access. Alternatively purchase a passport, allowing unlimited annual access.

The island is open year-round, with colorful spring flowers, soothing summer shade, brilliant autumn leaves and pristine winter snow.

Shuttle buses from Seoul are available daily, sometimes including admission to Nami Island. Alternatively, ride the subway to the Gapyeong Station from Sangbong, Chungcheon or Yongsan to the Gapyeong Station and then ride the bus or walk to the Nami Island Dock for the 5-minute ferry ride or zip-wire entry.

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Gapyeong Rondavill Pension
Gapyeong Rondavill Pension
3.5 out of 5
784, Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup,, Gapyeong-gun, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi
The price is AU$104 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Situated in Gapyeong, this property is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cheongpyeong Lake and within 3 miles (5 km) of Nami Island and Ewhawon Garden. Jaraseom Island Auto-Camping ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
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Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2021

Gapyeong Rondavill Pension
W Jiwoo Resort
W Jiwoo Resort
3 out of 5
970-42, Bukhangangbyeon-ro Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi
The price is AU$164 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Situated on the riverfront, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cheongpyeong Lake and Nami Island. Ewhawon Garden and Jaraseom Island Auto-Camping Site ...
4.2/5Very Good! (177 reviews)
"The hotel was really well located for Nami Island. The staff were super friendly and the room had recently been updated. The restaurant wasn’t open for Covid-19 reasons, but the hotel provided a great takeaway service. Would stay again for sure."

Reviewed on 6 Apr. 2021

W Jiwoo Resort
Gold River Castle
Gold River Castle
3 out of 5
916, Unakcheonggye-ro, Jojong-myeon, Chuncheon, Gyeonggi-do
Situated in Chuncheon, this pension is steps away from Nami Island and Cheongpyeong Lake. Jaraseom Island Auto-Camping Site is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.
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Gapyeong Namiisland Travel Pension
Gapyeong Namiisland Travel Pension
854, Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup,, Gapyeong-gun, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi
The price is AU$69 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
Gapyeong Namiisland Travel Pension
W Jiwoo Resort
W Jiwoo Resort
3 out of 5
970-42, Bukhangangbyeon-ro Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi
The price is AU$164 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
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Gold River Castle
Gold River Castle
3 out of 5
916, Unakcheonggye-ro, Jojong-myeon, Chuncheon, Gyeonggi-do
Gold River Castle
Gapyeong Rondavill Pension
Gapyeong Rondavill Pension
3.5 out of 5
784, Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup,, Gapyeong-gun, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi
The price is AU$104 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Gapyeong Rondavill Pension
Gapyeong Humantown Pension
Gapyeong Humantown Pension
882, Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup,, Gapyeong-gun, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi
The price is AU$82 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Gapyeong Humantown Pension
Gapyeong Playtion Pension
Gapyeong Playtion Pension
882, Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup,, Gapyeong-gun, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi
Gapyeong Playtion Pension
Gapyeong Grang Narang Pool Villa
Gapyeong Grang Narang Pool Villa
3 out of 5
1007-36, Bukhangangbyeon-ro,, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi
The price is AU$205 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Gapyeong Grang Narang Pool Villa
Nami Island Pig Dream Spa Pension
Nami Island Pig Dream Spa Pension
1007-38, Bukhangangbyeon-ro,, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi
The price is AU$127 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Nami Island Pig Dream Spa Pension
Herbal Scent
Herbal Scent
3 out of 5
1007-30, Bukhangangbyeon-ro Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong, Gyeonggi
Herbal Scent
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