woke up at 6 in the morning, got out on 730 and reached Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (Gangbyeon Subway Station) at 8 something. but took off later at 9am and reached there at 10 something~. there’s another way to get there by subway directly to Gapyeong and take either a bus or a taxi from there. taking the bus is errrrrr. a little bit more expensive but more comfortable seats =D. at Gangbyeon Station, you still have to take a cab or another bus to Nami Island. it’s okay to walk as well actually. =D. it’s just that as first timers you might not know the way so…. taking the taxi would cost about 3,000-4,000won. depending on the traffic actually.

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on the Namimaid ferry. basically the only way you can get to Nami Island other than literally “flying” there via flying fox. which costs a bomb.

if you look Korean, or speak Korean make sure you bring your passport (or Alien Registration card) because foreigners get a 2,000won off! original price at 10,000won.

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the Namimaid with the beautiful Autumn trees behind. and the other half bald. D=.

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I came here a week late actually. like 50% of the trees are bald when I got there. but they differ according to the type of tree. so some trees might still be greenish if I was here last week. it’s hard to find a place with a row of trees which are all yellow/red.

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red and yellow leaves. ahhh.

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so here’s a treat for you girls. my ridiculously photogenic friend who’s only 19. I am jealous of all younger people.

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well I had a bet with Yie Chern (that photogenic friend of mine) that there will still be a lot on the trees and if they are all on the floor I will just take pictures with the floor.

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ridiculously photogenic friend is ridiculously tall.

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bugs alive!

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the most famous two row of trees!

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rather than taking pictures right in the middle, taking from the side looks good too!

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my turn!

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there was a girl who went in front of the little boy, pointed at his “thing” and screamed “OMMA!! GOCHUUUUUUU!!!” it literally means “mom!! chilli!!” you get the picture right? heheheheheh.

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each time I come here I forget to bring food and picnic-ky stuff here. sigh. look super fun no?

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probably the most good looking Malaysian student here. either that or I have awesome skills in making people look good in pictures.

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one of the best not-so-natural views in Nami Island. here, or

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here. love that soju bottle bridge! =3.

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awesome Autumn tree is awesome.

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oh right, you can find hearts everywhere. literally EVERYWHERE. it’s the island for lovers. no kidding. so never ever come here alone.

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this place was FABULOUSLY perfect a week ago. just imagine the leaves on the floor on the trees. =P.

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envy anybody who can jump. because, I can’t. took a personal “lesson” from SmashpOp but he said it couldn’t be helped. =S.

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yeah so no choice but to take pictures with the leaves on the floor U_U.

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oh right, there are a lot of bikes for rent. those for you to stand on, and even bikes with a track on the sky. when you go there you’d know.

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JOON SANG IS MINEEEEEEEEEEEE =3. not like I like him actually =S.

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I am 169cm and was wearing heels but I still feel short. U_U.

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a friend once told me to not smile with teeth because I have ugly teeth U_U.

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awesumhhh background U_U.

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this place was so pretty I didn’t want to leave. it was near the hotel area.

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the best souvenirs. freeeeeee souvenirs, leaves. ehehe. just bring a book and randomly slip them in the middle! =D.

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soooooooooo much. I collected like 30 of them when I was here on a holiday last time haha.

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camwhore with the leaves on floor phail.

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BEAUUUUUUUUUUUTIFULLLLLLLLL PLACEEEEEEEEEE! absolutely like a dream. hurrrr. it’s nothing similar in Seoul. must go to the Shigols (country). it’s no doubt that Autumn is the most beautiful season to visit Korea.

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there was some festival there. with concerts.

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and traditional games for public to play (for freeeeee!)

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and a place for you to cook your potatoes =3.

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eating the famous Chuncheon Dalggalbi in Chuncheon itself! =D.

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love ’em kimchi pots!

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the title of this art is 의 모든 것 which translates to everything I have. don’t know why but I laughed seeing this =X.

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ate the yummy dosirak (traditional lunch box) again! for directions, look for my Summer Nami Island post.

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no doubt, the land of scribbling. haha.

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there’s two tall towers there. one for bungee jumping, another for flying fox.

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okay bye!

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Choi Yen
9 years ago

Those red & yellow leaves definitely make up the romantic ambiance!

9 years ago

So pretty!!! Even during winter time, Nami Island is pretty!!! Seen it at Winter Sonata drama 🙂

9 years ago

Really love your entry! Just a question. Did you go to Nami on the 14th? Because I was thinking of dropping by on the 6th or 7th of November this year and I’m hoping to see the trees with leaves and not bald.

suzanna faith
suzanna faith
9 years ago

hi. i am gg this year in autumn, end oct.

may i know how do i get there? and how long does it take for me to go there from Seoul, to Nami Island, and back to Seoul again?

How to go there?

do u recommend half a day or??? just like 3 hrs trip?

thanks and hope to hear ur advise soon 🙂

8 years ago

Hi Jamie. I am planning to visit Nami 5th Nov to 9 th Nov 2013. Do you think the fall foliage is still as beautiful as your photographes. Thx

8 years ago

Hi Jamie,

I am planning to visit Nami island on 24th or 25th Oct 2013. Would i be able to see the autumn foliage that time? Thanks.

8 years ago

So u went there on November 2012? Does the peak autumn in 2013 also in early nov? Or later on mid nov? Cause I planning to go to nami around mid nov this year.. Idk whether the foliage comes later per year or vice versa? Thanks Jamie 😀

8 years ago

But it’s mid test time 🙁 I think that the end of oct then? Thanks anyway :))

8 years ago

Hi Jamie

isnt possible to request the itinerary of your korea trip ?? cuz i m planning of backpack during autumn time .. might afraid to miss the maple leaves season too ..

tqtq ^^

7 years ago

thanks for ur information, one more question, is there any hotel to stay there and how much it cost it? i really want to spent one night there.

7 years ago

hi, im from indonesia…i really like your blog 🙂 very inspiring

7 years ago

hey jamie, im going nami on the early of sept. will i see any maple leaves? 🙁

6 years ago

Hi Jamie,

I will be visiting nami island on 19th Oct.
What colour of fall will be on that period?
Or will it be beautiful that period?


Siti Yang Menaip
6 years ago

hai.. greetings from Malaysia =)

nice to finally found ur entries.. i like them so much.. gonna get some tips from ur entries..

5 years ago

We are scheduled to travel in Seoul on Nov 2,2016. Do you think the leaves are all golden brown or all
Of them have fallen?