Nami Island is a tiny, crescent-shaped island situated off Chuncheon in South Korea. It emerged only in 1944, caused by the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam.
Today, it sees over 3 million local and international tourists who come to this beautiful island to spend time in nature and relax. It is known for its picturesque roads that are lined with tall trees. It is also famously-known as the place where the popular Korean Drama, Winter Sonata is filmed.
How to Get There?
There are a couple of ways to get to Nami Island:
Ferry: One of the ways to get to Nami Island, given that it’s an island, is by ferry. Get on the ferry to Nami Island at the ferry dock. An admission ticket, return trip included, costs 10,000 won.
Bus: At Gapyeong Station, find the Gapyeong City Tour Bus and get on it; you can get yourself a ticket once aboard. A one-way ticket will cost 6,000 won per person. Get off at the Namiseom Island bus stop.
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Once you’re at the Namiseom Island Bus Stop, look around for a black building with large yellow and white lettering. The entrance door will also have a sign that says Halal restaurant, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to spot! Kko Kko Chuncheon Dakgalbi is a Muslim-friendly must-visit Halal restaurant in Nami Island that is situated near the Nami Island Ferry Dock. The restaurant serves delicious Halal Korean food that is known to be spicy, but so good that you won’t care that your eyes are watering! The most famous dish and the one that you cannot miss out on is the Dakgalbi. Dakgalbi consists of tteokbokki, marinated chicken, and cabbage. The food is cooked live right in front of you, and all you have to do is sit back and watch the staff prepare your delicious, perfectly cooked meal!
Add this to your list of Nami Island Halal restaurants, because it is a well-raved restaurant! It has received numerous excellent reviews - a great place to have a satisfying meal. They specialize in dining for couples and families, serving a menu of delicious Halal-certified food at reasonable prices. Take your time choosing your pick from an extensive menu - some of their famous recommendations include their delicious Mongolian Beef Barbeque or the Bulgogi.
Located near the Bukhan River, Swing Café offers gorgeous views and scenery. It's a great choice for afternoon tea - with a chill ambience and a variety of dessert and drink options. We'd recommend you to try at least one of their fluffy breads, which are freshly baked every day. If you’re lucky, you might also catch one of their frequently-held performances and exhibitions.
Aptly named, book café is the perfect place for, you guessed it, book lovers! Filled with interesting and unique books, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy a quiet time. This is also a great café for those travelling with children - they are bound to find interesting books that will leave them occupied for hours! While you're reading, you can also enjoy the variety of coffee, juices, sandwiches, and desserts.