A beautiful island that so many people have fallen in love with. Nami Island is a 460,000 square meter island in the middle of the Han River. Beautiful gardens scattered everywhere and with so much to do, it really is the perfect place to spend the day resting and relaxing.
It was amazing to finally be able to see this place in person. Click the link below to read more about what I got up to here and what traditional Korean food I ate.
How to get there?
Seoul Station to Yongsan – KRW 1,350 (10 mins)
Yongsan to Gapyeong – KRW 4,800 (1 hr)
From Gapyeong Station you can get on a Hop-on Hop-off (HOHO) bus that can take to straight to the Gapyeong Wharf – I’ll write a separate post about the tour bus. It was KRW 6,000 per person, valid for one day.
Regular – KRW 10,000
Discount – KRW 8,000
Special – KRW 4,000
* includes entrance fee and two-way ferry ride
7:30 am to 9 am – every 30 minutes after first ferry
9 am to 6 pm – every 10 to 20 minutes
6 pm to 9:40 pm – every 30 minutes until last ferry at 9:40 pm
For the adventurous types you can also opt to take the zip-wire to the island instead of the ferry. Details are below:
Operating Hours: 9 am to 7 pm (Apr to Oct) | 9 am to 6 pm (Nov to Mar)
Rates: KRW 38,000 (entrance included)
Where to eat?
There are so many restaurants on Nami Island with a wide variety of food as well. But we really wanted to try some legit Korean food so we chose to eat at Nammoon.
The food was served 15 to 20 minutes after we ordered and it was amazing! Tasted so good! It was also nice to be eating outside in the sun – loved the ambiance of the place.
Some other restaurants on Nami Island
- Dongmoon (Asian)
- Seomhyanggi (Spicy grilled chicken)
- Di Matteo (Italian)
- Yeonga (Lunch Box)
- Nami Island Bookcafe
- Swing Cafe
- Snow Cafe
- Sonata Cafe (specialty: hotteok)
- May Cafe / Artshop Snowman
- Coffee Shop Islana
What to do?
Aside from renting a bike, you can also to the following: *rates below are all in KRW
Single: 12,000 (30 mins) / 24,000 (1 hr) / 6,000 (overtime charge per 15 mins)
Baby: 18,000 (30 mins) / 36,000 (1 hr) / 9,000 (overtime charge per 15 mins)
SKY-BIKE – 3,000
UNICEF CHARITY TRAIN – 3,000
STORY TOUR BUS – 7,000
FOREST ADVENTURE TREEGO (20,000) all-inclusive
Forest Zip-line – 10,000 | Forest Trampoline – 10,000
MOTORBOAT – 40,000 ( 5 persons)
BABY STROLLER – 3,000 |WHEELCHAIR: FREE
Some other places to see:
- Eco Farm Yeonryeonji Pond
- Baekpungmilwon Maple Garden
- Dodamsambong Garden
- Metasequoia Lane
- Water Garden Swimming Pool
- Iseul Recycling Garden
- Ginkgo Tree Lane
- Jeonggwan Baekryeonji Pond
- Bungalow Row Riverside Path
- Yuyeongji Pond
- Lover’s Wood
- Changgyeongwon Garden
Have you been to Nami Island before? How was your experience? Let me know in the comments section below ♥
If you have read more previous Seoul blogs check them out below:
- Exploring Angkor Wat And Siem Reap
- National Gallery of Victoria
- Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
- Queen Victoria Market Day