|The most famous of Chuncheon's islands is Namiseom, located about 30mins southwest of downtown Chuncheon. Namiseom is a scenic island of tree-lined walking paths that are especially beautiful when th|
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Namiseom Island was formed as a result of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam. It is a half moon shaped (462,809㎡) 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 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 complex is 553,560 square yards with chestnut trees and poplar trees around the isle.
In the middle of the isle, there is a grass field about 316,320 square yards. It is composed of education and training facilities, camping sites, swimming pools and water-sports facilities for motorboats and water skiing. There is also a theme park with merry-go-rounds, a shooting range, roller skating rink, and there are lodging facilities such as resort villas and bungalows.
N/A (Open all year round)
Recommended time of visit: May, July-August, October
07:30-09:00 (30min intervals)
09:00-18:00 (10-20min intervals)
18:00-21:40 (30min intervals)
* Namiseom Dock Parking Lot
Small cars: 820 parking spaces
Large vehicles: 110 parking spaces
Adults : 10,000 won
Youths, Seniors (over 70) & People with disabilities: 8,000 won (ID required)
Children (ages 3-13) : 4,000 won
Visitors arriving after 18:00 (Dec-Mar), after 19:00 (Apr-Nov): 4,000 won
※ Round-trip ferry fare & tax included.
Baby Stroller Rentals
Available (rental fee : 3,000 won)
* Only pets weighing 5kg or less are permitted.
* Pets must be on a leash at all times.
* Pets are not permitted inside buildings.
From Gapyeong Bus Terminal or Gapyeong Station, take a taxi to Namiseom parking lot. (Travel time: 10-15 min)
Take the ferry from Namiseom Dock to Namiseom Island. (Travel time: 5-6 min)
Shuttle Bus (From Seoul to Namiseom Island)
* Bus Stop
1) Insa-dong (Jonggak Station, Subway Line 1, Exit 3): Next to Tapgol Park
2) Namdaemun Gate (Sungnyemum square bus stop in front of Namdaemun Market)
* Shuttle Bus Schedule:
Insa-dong, Namdaemun Gate → Namiseom Island: 09:30
Namiseom Island → Insa-dong, Namdaemun Gate: 16:00
※ Advanced reservation required (Inquiries +82-2-753-1247)
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