Saturday, January 7, 2012

Place-Naminara Republic/Nami Island

I remember when I visited Nami island for the first time..
This place was very idyllic and so quiet.

However, it's such a different place now..
Its name has changed to Naminara Republic..

Nami Island declared its cultural independence on 01 March 2006 and re-named itself the Naminara Republic.The Naminara Republic is an imaginary country, but it has invented its own passport, currency, stamp and telephone card, and has promoted the establishment of Naminara in other countries. A "passport" issued from Naminara is required to enter the Namisum.
That's why he first thing you see at the entrance to the place is Immigration so it feels like you're entering an another foreign country in Korea..

Next to the gate, you can buy tickets..

Visa Fees(Round-trip ferry fare & tax included)
Regular: \ 10,000
Special : \4,000 
->Age 3 to 13,
                                    Visitors after 6:10p.m.(Dec.~Mar.), 
                                     Visitors after 7:10p.m. (Apr.~ Nov.)

This is how the ticket looks like..It says that "Entry Visa"..

If you enter the entrance you can see this gate to the ferry

<This is the ferry that goes to the island>

**Ferry Schedule
Every 30 minutes after first ferry at 7:30 am
Every 10 ~20 minutes between 09:00~18:30 
Every 30 minutes until last ferry at 21:45

As you arrive in Nami Wharf , you'll be surprised by this giant ice pillar that welcomes you  and right in front of it there's a mermaid.

Some parts of Nami island feel like paths through a forest

and some feel like a very cute little playground

**How to get to Nami Island

Shuttle Bus:
There is a direct shuttle bus that leaves from Insadong in Seoul. It leaves at 9:30a.m. from the tourist bust stop next to Tapgol Park (aka Pagoda Park) and returns to Seoul at 16:00 from Nami Island (parking lot in front of the ticket office).

  • Round trip:  Adults \13.000(\6,500/one-way), Children \11.000(\5.500/ond-way)
  • Reservation: Nami Island Seoul Center 02)753-1245~8
  • Chuncheon Nami Tourist Information Center 031)580-8153

<to Gapyeong>
  • East Seoul Terminal ( 02-446-8000 (1h 20m)
  • Sangbong Terminal  02-323-5885 (1h20m)
<to Seoul>
  • Chuncheon Bus Terminal( 033-241-0285 (25m)
  • Gapyeong Bus Terminal 031-582-2308


Go to Sangbong Station(Line 7, Chungang line) and transfer to Gyeongchun line..

If you want to relax far from a hectic city go to Nami Island. You will be refreshed with pretty nature there..

For more detailed information visit its official site..

<click it to go to the official site>

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