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We go to Nami Island to film “Donghwa”! - Chuncheon, Gangwon, Korea

Affectionate Malaysian couple visiting Nami Island

We go to Nami Island to film “Donghwa”!

Chuncheon, Gangwon, Korea

Nami Island is a space for lovers. It's also around the world. Lovers of various skin color know how to find this place to shoot 'their fairy tales of their own'. Although he is often despised as saying 'nothing', he visited Nami Island, which is steadily loved as an essential dating course for lovers. It is also easy to construct various travel routes because it is in contact with Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do, with the trunk of the North Korean River in between.

When talking about Nami Island, there are some things that cannot be left out. Among them, the drama <Winter Sonata>, which created 'Jihime' and 'Yon-sama' in 2002, is typical. Although 10 years have passed, Nami Island, the location of their 'first kiss', is still loved as a 'holy place' for lovers. It would be a similar context for a lot of poisonous lovers to flock to Nami Island in the snowy winter. Even if you don't know the drama, once you see Nami Island in winter, you will use it as a date course without forgetting each time your lover changes (?).

Romantic dating between winter and spring
The name of 'Nami Island' is due to Nami General (1441 ~ 1468). At the age of seventeen, there was a stone grave here known as the tomb of General Nami, who died for sixty six years under the mothership of Yoo Ja-gwang. During the development of Nami Island, the tombs were trimmed to make the Nami General Gamyo.
Near Nainaru, at the entrance of Nami Island, there is a grave of General Nami, so don't forget to visit when you find the island. Jinmyo of Nami General is in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do.
Nami Island Entrance
There are two ways to enter Nami Island: sky and water. You can take a boat (10,000 won) from Gapyeong Naru or fly on a straw wire (38,000 won).
Nami Island entrance scenery
If you select straw wire, you have to use the sky path only when entering Nami Island from Gapyeong and take a boat when you exit. The return wire is included in the straw wire fare. You can enter Nami Island in 3 ~ 5 minutes on the waterway and 1 minute and 30 seconds on the skyway. From March to the 1st and 3rd Mondays, the straw wire cannot be used for regular inspections.
Nami Island entrance scenery
To enter Nami Island from Gapyeong Naru, you must go through the immigration screening. This is the procedure for entering the Naminara Republic.
Nami Island is an island of lovers
The feeling of standing at the immigration (ticket office) is strange, with the water in front of the car that the memory of riding on the plane is in trouble. The line is long even on weekdays.
Nami Island is an island of lovers
Nami Island is often mistaken for Gapyeong, and his affiliation is Chuncheon, Gangwon-do. The stem of the Bukhan River, where Nami Island is located, is divided between Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do and Chuncheon, Gangwon-do.
Nami Island is an island of lovers
The same stream contains two administrative districts. Like the stem of the Geum River located at the border between Chungcheongnam-do and Jeollabuk-do.
Nami Island is an island of lovers
The Nami Island floating on the Bukhan River belongs to Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, and the Nami Island Pier, which must be reached to reach him, is located in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do.
Nami Island is an island of lovers
Jungang Pine Tree Road, Metasequoia Road, and <Winter Sonata> to the first kiss place

Finally, Nami Island. When you arrive at Naminaru, let's go to the Tourism Agency first. If you find it on a date, how about taking a map of Nami Island and showing your sense of checking from the first kiss place in <Winter Sonata>? If you go too skillfully at once, you cannot avoid misunderstandings.

Let's take a look around the place where couples who visit Nami Island take photos without missing out. After passing through the central pine tree path that extends from the entrance of Nami Island, the first kiss bridge is on the left. right. It is a bridge to the place where the main characters of the drama <Winter Sonata> are kissing.
After the first kiss bridge, <Winter Sonata> go to the first kiss place
There is a sign board that kindly says 'Winter Sonata's First Kissing Place'. Pairs of friendly couples flock without ceasing. Here, weeping cherry tree colonies along the Bukhan River stem and county and cypress colonies are also beautiful. However, once you walk in, you have to walk a long way to find an escape route.
After the first kiss bridge, <Winter Sonata> go to the first kiss place
Please show your sense of checking your girlfriend's shoes in advance. Even though he wore kill heels to look pretty, if he keeps walking without notice, the front of the kill heels may head to Seoul.
Things to do in Nami Island
In this case, why don't you ride the cute little train, UNICEF Sharing Train, from Nami General Tombs to Happiness Garden?
Things to do in Nami Island
If you kissed me pretty and took a certification shot, let's go through the first kiss bridge and come out on the main road. After passing through UNICEF Hall, you will find a (electric) bicycle rental station. Restaurants, kiosks and ATMs are gathered around this area. You can also enjoy various foods in Nami Island, from Korean, Japanese and pizza to Peking Duck.
Chuncheon Delicacy Chicken Ribs
In Gapyeong Naru, there are specialty shops specializing in Chuncheon delicacies, so save a bit of chicken ribs. If you want to deepen the flavor of chicken ribs, you can go to Chuncheon Myeongdong Chicken Ribs Alley. You can also stay at Nami Island. This can be solved in <Jungwanru>, which has hotel-type and pension-type accommodation.
There are chicken rib specialty stores near Gapyeong Naru.

If you go straight through the shopping district, go straight to the right. Turn right at this crossroad and you will reach the 'Meta Sequoia Road' and 'Front Road'. It is easy to see the scene where the first pair of lovers ask each other to take a picture. The road is pretty. From here, go up to Happiness Garden and continue straight ahead, and you can see the cherry tree path around the outdoor swimming pool. It is a pretty way when cherry blossoms bloom. Along the Cherry Tree Road, you can see the Nami Island National Hotel <Jungwanru> Information Center.

Metasequoia Road, a photo point of Nami Island

There are some places called 'Lovers' Forest 'or' Lovers 'Road', but Nami Island has a good walking path anywhere. There are also groups of tourists, but it's not too difficult for couples to visit and spend a quiet time.

Hotels in Nami Island <Jungwanru>
If you are not planning to stay on Nami Island all day, you can make a route in connection with Morning Calm Arboretum and Petite France in Gapyeong. If you are not a self-driving driver, you can use City Tour Bus. In particular, there are many people who visit the 'Osak Starlight Garden', which takes place every morning in winter in the serene Arboretum as a must-see course for lovers. You don't have to see the five-colored starlight garden. Wouldn't it be enough to appreciate nature's best scenes every season?
The Nami general's clan near Nainaru
Tip Nami Island

The first boat to go to Nami Island from Gapyeong Naru is 7:30 am, and the last boat to go to Gapyeong from Nami Island is at 9:45 pm. If you are not planning on staying on Nami Island, you must take a boat at Gapyeong Naru at least before 6 PM. Remember that the last order for restaurants in Nami Island is 7:30 pm. There is a mart right in front of Naminaru Pier and near Happiness Garden.

* Nami Island

Contact: 031-580-8114


▶ Boat service Operates every 30 to 10 to 20 minutes from 7:30 AM to 9:45 PM. Admission fee to Nami Island (including boating) is usually 10,000 won, parking fee is 4000 won. Inquiries Nami Island Tourist Information Center 031-580-8153.
▶ Strawwire operates from 9 am to 6 pm in March, and from 9 am to 7 pm in April to October. Regular inspection on the 1st and 3rd Mondays. Contact 031-582-8092

Travel information

1.Nearby Restaurants

▶ Nami Island
Alumni: Asian / 031-580-8099
Korean Style: Korean Ssambab, Samgyetang / 031-580-8055
Di Matteo: Pizza, Pasta / 031-582-8822
Gomok Restaurant: Tray noodles, potato exhibition / 031-582-4443

▶ Gapyeong Naru
There are two types of chicken ribs: charcoal fire and iron plate. It is delicious when you eat chicken ribs cooked over charcoal and rolled up in Makguksu. There are a lot of specialty chicken ribs near Gapyeong Naru. If you bring a car, you can park your car at a restaurant for free and eat.
Anbanji Chicken Ribs: Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup / 031-582-3422
Famous Chuncheon Chicken Ribs: Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup / 031-582-2461
Kokko Chuncheon Chicken Ribs: Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup / 031-581-2127


▶ Nami Island
Hotel Jeonggwanru: 031-580-8000

▶ Gapyeong Naru
Maple Bay: Ihwa-ri, Gapyeong-eup / 031-581-7992
The excitement in the forest: Ihwa-ri, Gapyeong-eup / 031-582-5848

※ The above information was updated in October 2015, and may be changed later, so be sure to check it before you travel.
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