Namiseom (Nami Island) 南怡島 남이섬

An island located East of Seoul. It’s more like a theme park since a lot of the sights on the island are manmade. Having said that, it’s still a nice place to chill. Going to Nami Island during the day and having dalkalbi 辣炒雞排 at Chuncheon 春川 춘천 would make a perfect day trip from Seoul.

It’s been made famous by Winter Sonata 冬季戀歌, a Korean drama, so there are statue, photos, and exhibitions about this drama in some parts of the island.

It takes about an hour to get there from Seoul. You would first need to take a train to Gapyeong station 加平驛 가평역 (P134). Since this is not the metro line, you would have to take the train from Sangbong station 上鳳驛 상봉역 (720) . Then from Gapyeong station 加平驛 가평역 there is a bus going to the Nami Island dock. But if the bus is not available, you could follow the crowd and walk to the dock. It takes about 20min to walk to the dock.

At the dock, you will have to buy a ticket (10000won) to get to the island, which include the ferry ride (a 5min ride) to the island.

Chuncheon 春川 춘천

Famous for its dalkalbi 辣炒雞排. It has a dalkalbi street in the town center, which takes about 15 min walk from Chuncheon station 春川驛 춘천역. There are also a shopping street, Chuncheon Myeongdong Street 春川明洞街, next to the Dalkalbi street.

Chuncheon Myeongdong Dalkalbi Street 春川明洞辣炒雞排街

There was a long line at 明洞1號店 명동1번지 (recommended by the guide book) so we went to another store around the corner 골목닭갈비. Their dalkalbi was so good!