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EON in Seoul: All things NAMI Island

Nami Island is one of the most visited and demanded destination by travelers and tourists in Seoul Korea. It is well-known for the remarkable ambiance of embroidered breathtaking gardens and woods. The island was said to project magical experience and best visited during spring, autumn and winter season.

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Below are some of the beautiful facts you need to know about this incomparable island found floating on top of Cheongpyeong Lake.

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Facts you need to know about the Island

  1. Situated 63km from Seoul in the middle of the Han River.
  2. The Island was named after General Nami, a notable figure in Korean History who courageously fought in battles but died at a very young age – 26.
  3. Nami Island looks like a leaf floating gracefully on top of Cheongpyeong Lake.
  4. The Island has an area of 460,000 sq. m and a circumference of 5Km.
  5. The whole island is formed with pebbles, there are no mountains in the island.
  6. The trees surrounding the Island are tall enough to touch the sky.
  7. Humans can may occasionally encounter ostriches, rabbits, squirrels, ducks and numerous kinds of birds while in the Island.
  8. In 1965, tousands of trees were planted by Mr. Byeong-Do Minn.
  9. At present, Nami Island is a place for rest and relaxation.
  10. In Nami Island, people, animals and trees share peace, love harmony far away from the crowds and civilization.

 

Nami Island in four seasons

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Spring

When spring comes, Nami Island is covered in flowers.

 

Summer time

The river winds blow through the shady woods.

 

Autumn

The Fallen leaves carpet the earth.

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Winter

The Island is transformed into a world of icicles and snow.

 

Restaurants and Cafes

A number of various cuisines and dining experiences to suit the tastes of countless visitors can also be found around the Island.

  1. Namoon Korean
  2. Dongmoon
  3. Seomhyanggi
  4. Gomok
  5. Nami Island Book cafe
  6. Swing Café
  7. Snow Café
  8. Sonata Café
  9. May Café/ Artshop Snowman

 

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Visa Fees

Regular: 13,000 Won

Discount: 10,000 Won (Students: Middle – High school Age), Senior (70+ years)\

Special: 7,000 Won Children (36 months – Elementary School Age)

Visitors after 6:10 PM (December – March)

Visitors after 7:10 PM (April – November)

*Entrance Fee and ferry fares are included in the Visa fee

*Free entry visa given to those who purchase 20 or more regular entry visas.

(Number of free entry visas: 10% of the total number)

*Free entrance: Tour guide/ Child aged 36 months and under

Ferry Schedule

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07:30-9:00 Every 30 minutes after first ferry at 07:30 (Departure – Gapyeong Wharf)

09:00- 18:00 Every 10-20 minutes

18:00 – 21:40 Every 30 minutes until last ferry at 21:40 (Departure –Gapyeong Wharf)

 

Rental

Operation hours : 09:00 – 18:00

 

BICYCLE

Single: 4,000 Won (30 min), 8,000 Won (1 hr.)/ 2,000 Won (overtime charge per 15 min.)

Couple: 8,000 Won (30 min), 16,000 Won (1 hr.) / 4,000 Won (overtime charge per 15 min.)

Family: 15,000 Won (30 min.) / 5,000 Won (overtime charge per 10 min.)

 

ELECTRIC TRI-WAY

Single: 12,000 Won (30 min.)/  24,000 Won (1 hr) / 6,000 Won (overtime charge per 15 min)

Baby: 18,000 Won (30 min) / 36,000 Won (1 hr) / 9,000 Won (Overtime charge per 15 min.)

 

SKY BIKE: 3,000 Won

Boarding point – Bike center T. 031-582-0144

 

UNICEF Charity Train: 3,000 Won (one way)

  • Boarding point: Nami Wharf Train Station or Central Station
  • * T. 031-581-0143

 

STORY TOUR BUS: 7,000 Won (20 min.)

*Boarding Point: Across from Tourism Bureau

  • * T. 031-581-0143

 

FOREST ADVENTURE TREEGO: 20,000 Won (all inclusive)

Forest Zip-line: 10,000 Won

Forest Trampoline: 10,000 Won

*Venue : treego Village

* T. 031-581-5354

 

MOTOR BOAT: 40,000 Won (5 pax)

  • * T. 031-581-9991

 

BABY STROLLER : 3,000 WON / Wheelchair : Free

 

Ready to experience the enchanting starlight, moonlight, and early morning mist from the river, to the one you love?

 

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I recently booked this trip with EON Travel and tours, I must insist that EON was able to successfully fit cool highlights of Seoul in 4 days. I have to commend the company for its capability to mix , match and complie amazing tours and places in Korea in a short yet compact trip. So for a hassle free tour and much organized trip in Seoul. I recommend you book your trip with a trusted agency – EON Travel and tours.

Below are some other services they offer:

  1. Domestic and international Ticketing
  2. Corporate travel incentives
  3. Hotel booking
  4. Philippine and world tours
  5. Visa and document processing
  6. Vehicle Rentals
  7. World Cruise
  8. EON Travel Shop
  9. Travel Insurance

You may also contact them through these numbers: (033) 508 1181 / 320 1181 or email them at iloilo@eontraveland tours.com . You may also directly check their Facebook page : EON Travel and Tours or inquire at their main office: Unit 7 Lower Ground Floor, SM City Iloilo. Benigno Aquino Ave, Mandurriao, Iloilo City 5000 PH

 

Hope you liked this travel guide, wishing everyone fruitful adventures in the near future!

 

Love,

Levy Amosin

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