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Discovering Nami Island: A Natural Paradise in South Korea




Nestled near Seoul, Nami Island, or Namiseom, is a beautiful island that has become one of the most popular attractions in South Korea. This half-moon shaped isle offers picture-perfect scenery all year round, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers.


About Nami Island

Nami Island is an independent island-nation with its own flag and currency. It was formed as a result of the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam. The island features beautiful tree lanes, woodlands, riverside walks, and many more. Thanks to its incredible scenery, Nami Island has been used as the location for many Korean dramas, especially romance dramas.


Best Time to Visit Nami Island

There is no ‘best time’ to visit Nami Island as it offers something special for everyone in every season.

  • Spring: The island becomes a blooming wonderland with trees and spring flowers starting to bloom. You can even see the much-coveted cherry blossoms from early to mid-April.

  • Summer: The season of summer welcomes lush greenery to the island. You can relax and take a stroll along the beautiful tree lanes among pine trees and redwoods.

  • Autumn: Just like anywhere else in Korea, you can enjoy the fall foliage across Nami Island from mid-September to November.

  • Winter: Nami Island has become a famous winter romantic destination after its foray as filming location into Korean romance drama like ‘Winter Sonata (2002)’. During winters, all you can see is tall, white birch trees and snow-covered tree lanes.


Must-Visit Walking Paths in Nami Island

Nami Island is home to several walking paths that offer stunning views:

  • Central Korean Pine Tree Lane

  • Ginkgo Tree Lane

  • Metasequoia Lane

  • Riverside Reed Paths

  • White Birch Lane

Each of these paths offers a unique perspective of the island’s natural beauty

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