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May 24, 2017
by Lee Dong ju

Namiseom Island
Namiseom Island was formed as a result of the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam. It is a half moon-shaped isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sejo (reign 1455-1468).

Namiseom Island is 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. The island is 30 minutes away from Chuncheon and an hour away from the suburbs of Seoul. Since it is not far from Seoul, many couples and families come to visit.

A special feature of Namiseom Island is that there are no telephone poles. This is because all electric wires were built underground to keep the natural feeling of the landscape. The island is 553,560 square yards with chestnut trees and poplar trees throughout.

In the middle of the isle, there is a grass field about 316,320 square yards. It features education and training facilities and camping sites. The island also has a swimming pool and water-sports facilities for motorboats and water skiing, as well as a theme park with a merry-go-round, shooting range, and roller skating rink. Lodging facilities such as resort villas and bungalows are available for visitors to stay on the island.


N/A (Open all year round)

Approx. 3-4 hours

Film Locations
Drama "Winter Sonata (2003)," Film "Wanderer in Winter (1986)," etc.

Activity Dates
Recommended period to visit: May, July-August, October

Operating Hours
[Ferry Schedule]
07:30-09:00 (30 minute intervals)
09:00-18:00 (10-20 minute intervals)
18:00-21:40 (30 minute intervals)

Maximum Occupancy
20,000-30,000 people

Parking Facilities
Namiseom Dock Parking Lot (650 cars)

Parking Fees
4,000 won

Admission Fees
General Rate: Adults 10,000 won
Discounted Rate: 8,000 won
Special Rate: 4,000 won

* Discounted rate is applicable with proper identification to:
- Middle / High school students, Persons with a disability (Level 1-3), Seniors ages 70 years and older, Foreigners (passport or alien registration card)

* Special rate is applicable to:
- Babies (ages 3) to elementary school student, Groups of infants (under ages 3 years old)
- People purchasing late admission (Dec-Mar: Ticketing after 18:10 (visitors using the ferry at 18:30) / Apr-Nov: Ticketing after 19:10 (visitors using the ferry at 19:30)

* Admission fee includes a round-ferry ticket, usage fee, and additional tax.

* Free admission
A guide of a travel agency with group visitors / Babies (under 36 months) when accompanied by parents

[One year-term Admission Ticket]
Fare: 35,000 won

[Integrated Admission Ticket including Naminara Republic and Tamnara Republic]
Fare: 50,000 won

* Passport holder is able to enter Namiseom Island free of charge within the passport period.
* Issuing and inquiry:
Chuncheon Nami Tourist Information Center +82-31-580-8114
Naminara Republic Immigration Control Office +82-31-582-2186

Available Facilities
Pyeonghwarang, Yanggu White Porcelain Gallery, UNICEF Hall, Ryu Hongjuin World Folk Instrument Exhibit Hall, Yu Qing Chung Sculpture Park Happy Garden, Drama Gallery, Nami Gallery, Hoban Gallery

[Performance Halls]
UNICEF Eco Stage, O Stage, Outdoor swimming pool (Water Garden), Magic Hall, Under Stage, Belgrade Stage, Free Stage

Korean restaurant (Nammoon), Asian family restaurant (Dongmun), Di Matteo, Yeonga Lunch Box, Gomok, Nami Island book café, Swing café, Snow café, Sonata café, Coffee shop Islana

[Small Theme Gardens]
Sujaewon Garden, Changpyeongwon Garden, Hwaseokwon Garden, Sequoia Family Garden, Namipungwon Garden, Baekpungmilwon Garden, Nami Dodamsambong, White Birch Forest, Dew Garden, Tomb of the General, Lover’s Woods, Cheongyeongwon Garden, Changgyeongwon Garden, Unchi Garden, Nakusong Royal Garden, Cheongpungwon Garden, Pitowon Garden, YMCA LiPia Garden, Hampyeong Garden

[Culture Experiences]
Handicraft Studio, Nami Eco-school, Nami Island Glass Workshop, Picture Book Playground

[Seminar Rooms]
Andersen Hall, Myeonggang Hall, Imaginary Star Paradise, Gongsimwon

Muslim prayer room, Nursing room, ATM, money exchanging place

Facility Utilization Fees
Fare: 38,000 won
Operating hours: April - October 09:00-19:00 / November - March 09:00-18:00
* Operation may be discontinued in the case of snow, rain, or strong winds
* Inquires: +82-31-582-8091

[UNICEF Train]
One-way: 3,000 won (Boarding platform: Seonchakjang Station / Jungang Station)

One-person: 4,000 won (30 min) / 7,000 won (1 hr)
Tandem: 8,000 won (30 min) / 14,000 won (1hr)
Electronic bicycle: 10,000 won (30 min) / 18,000 won (1 hr)
Sky bike: 2,000 won (elementary school students and younger) / 3,000 won (middle school students or older)
* Boarding site: Bike Center (Inquiry: +82-31-582-0144, +82-31-582-8292)

[Electronic car tour]
5,000 won (20-30 mins)
* Boarding site: Across from Naminaru Tourism Organization

[Motor boat tour]
40,000 won (5 seats per boat)
* Inquiry: +82-31-581-9991

Only pets weighing 5kg or less are permitted.
* Pets must be on a leash at all times (available for rent).
* Pets are not permitted inside buildings.

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