5 Experiences You Absolutely Must Have in Nami Island


Located near Seoul, Nami Island is one of the most popular destinations for tourists to Korea, offering a variety of natural and cultural attractions.

As there are so many ways to experience the magic of Nami Island, we have come up with five experiences you absolutely must have on your trip to Nami Island.

As you read, use our map below to find the spots featured in this blog post.nami-island-trazy-map

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1. Step into nature

| Tree-lined paths

Among the beautiful tree-lined paths in Nami Island, below are the three most popular paths you should definitely take:

  1. The Central Korean Pine Tree Lane 


    A main pine tree-lined path that leads to the center of the island.
  2.  Ginkgo Tree Lane

    A tree lane that comes into its full glory in autumn.


    During autumn, Ginkgo Tree Lane offers a splendor of the vivid yellow ginkgo leaves.
  3. Metasequoia Lane

A magnificent redwood-lined path.

| Woods & Riverside Paths

Take a stroll along the scenic riverside paths in the southern part of Nami Island.

As soon as you walk out of Lovers’ Wood (refer to the map above), you can find wooden walks for strolls around the water’s edge.

Lovers’ Wood, a romantic path to walk through with your other half.

2. Navigate on fun transport

For those who want to navigate the island easily and conveniently, there are various modes of transport available in Nami Island.

If you are not a walker, we recommend you to get a bicycle or hop on an electric tour car!nami-island-experiencesnami-island-experiences-(2)nami-island-guide-(27)

For more info on transport options available on Nami Island click here.

3. Follow in the footsteps of Winter Sonata

While Nami Island is one of the popular shooting locations for Korean dramas and variety shows, including My Love from the StarSecret Garden and Running Man, it is most famous for being featured in the 2002 hit drama, Winter Sonata, starred by Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo.

On the island, you can find a statue of the main characters and a special photo zone for visitors to take pictures.

A statue of the main characters from Winter Sonata in Gongsaengwon Garden.

There are also replicas of snowmen from the iconic kissing scene in Winter Sonata, or also known as the “Snowmen Kiss”, where the male lead character builds two snowmen, makes them kiss and then steals a kiss from the female lead character. Try and recreate this scene with your other half while in Nami Island!

A replica of mini snowmen statue from the kissing scene in Winter Sonata.

Want to visit more K-Drama spots? Book our tour to Nami Island and Petite France.

4. Take photos with Nami Island’s superstar ostrich

Don’t be surprised when you see an ostrich on the loose in Nami Island.

They are one of the animals you can find on the island and sometimes they get out of the pen and roam around. Don’t be afraid and try taking photos with them (but don’t get too close)!

You will find ostrich pen on your left when walking along the Central Korean Pine Tree Lane.

Nami Island’s superstar ostrich, “Gganta.”

5. Buy a souvenir to cherish your memories of Nami Island

Drop by a gift shop near the entrance or around the center of the island before you leave (refer to the map above).

  • Artshop Snowman: Near the Maple Lane of True Love
  • Artshop Imagine Nami: Near Baplex

You can find a variety of accessories including rings, bracelets, bookmarks, key chains and many more, all of which are designed with the iconic “snowman”.

These umbrellas with designs of the best natural attractions of Nami Island below can be great keepsakes as well. Costs 35,000 KRW for each.nami-island-guide-(11)

Are there any other experiences in Nami Island you would love to share? Let us know in the comments below.

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