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June 24, 2008

Nami island – hear the “Winter Sonata”?



Korea / Nami Island

Wee Lai recounted her island trip in Korea during Spring 2007.

Nami island is an offshore island in Korea. To reach there, I had to take a ferry that lasted about 20 minutes. The beauty of this island was finally unearthed when a popular Korea drama “Winter Sonata” had its filming there, where such scenic and extremely romantic settings had resulted the main actors to fall in love in the show. The stretch of path shown below is left for your imagination on how Nami Island looks like during wintertime.

Now, this quiet place has become a rather blooming tourist attraction, not mentioning a must-go for couples. In Nami Island, love is really in the air.

Korean serial fans tend to go berserk whenever they visit Nami island as the trails of Winter Sonata are everywhere. From the positions they stood in the drama to the location of their first kiss, fans just can’t get enough of such thrills.

During my visit, I was instigated by my travel mate (who is a crazy fan of this drama) to burgle into the male toilet where the male actor, Bae Yong Joon, had previously used. Of course, I kept a very safe distance from her until we left the island.

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  • Avy said on June 24, 2008 6:17 pm

    wow! great pictures!

    btw, ex links?

  • Jasper Jugan said on June 24, 2008 6:21 pm

    hmmm Nami Island! i also wanted to go to Jeju island!

  • Steph said on June 24, 2008 8:24 pm

    Hi Eunice! :) Where did your tagboard go? :) Anyway, there was a storm here last weekend. Have you been to the Philippines? :)

  • Jen said on June 24, 2008 9:24 pm

    Wow nice picture.. I like the first one.

  • Anneberly said on June 24, 2008 10:36 pm

    Korea is very ncie. I wish I can visit the country in the future. I love kimchy.. I always have kimchy soup at home. I just love it
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  • The Chemist said on June 25, 2008 9:10 am

    Wow, I don’t know much about Korean serials, but I do like the nature. Korea is on my list of places I want to see eventually.

  • the webloglearner said on June 25, 2008 10:34 am

    Very beautiful images eunice. actually people in the philippines are crazy about korean tele series.

  • meimei said on June 25, 2008 10:42 am

    wow!!! i can’t imagine me under those trees!! autumn leaves, i’ll go nuts!

  • Piggy said on June 25, 2008 2:20 pm

    Wow, nice pics. What a romantic place :)

  • eunice said on June 26, 2008 4:42 pm

    Oh, I didn’t know Korean drama series are shown on the Philippines channels too!

  • pineapple said on June 27, 2008 4:38 pm

    great experience.. wish i could go there someday :D

  • freeze said on August 24, 2008 11:09 pm

    would you know if its a good time to visit here end of December? :D

  • eunice said on August 25, 2008 11:17 am

    @Freeze: Not sure, but I bet it will be freezing cold!! :D

  • shimaa said on August 15, 2009 6:06 pm

    thank you , i really loved the korean drama so much

  • nancy said on August 25, 2009 8:43 pm

    I am a crazy fan of winter sonata, the first Korean dramma I ever watch,( I always watch Hongkong movies only).For sure, I will visit Korea and Nami island in the future.

  • ivone said on January 10, 2010 12:58 pm

    Nami Island is very,very,very beautiful

  • cejay said on May 1, 2010 2:18 am

    i love this korean drama not only because they played a very sweet and lovely scene and character but because of the places they use too..I feel inlove because of this.

  • jericle said on December 2, 2010 6:22 pm

    hi..what if i want to stay there for a night..is it possible??

  • arnaldo said on January 5, 2011 8:32 pm

    this is the place in korea i want to visit!coz i saw this only in the koreanovela…at last here i come nami island…yahooo

  • caroline said on July 19, 2011 9:09 pm

    I enjoyed evry moment while watching ‘Winter sonata’ series featured in our local station GBS here in Kenya.@ Eunice keep up with your great work and creative ideas.

  • david f. carangan said on October 26, 2011 1:25 pm

    Hi eunice i just want to ask if a friend of mind shall be staying in Myeondung what means of transportation (train/bus or ferry) will she take going to nami island?she wants to go there by herself…and approximately how long is the tip? Thanks

  • eunice said on October 27, 2011 9:12 am

    Sorry, I didn’t go Nami from there, no idea about this.

  • Rose Bernardez said on November 30, 2011 6:45 pm

    I went to Korean to meet my adopted son (in my dreams. He is of same age of my youngest son.) Bae Yong Joon but he isn’t included in our tour. Anyway, I enjoyed my tour last year.

  • Rosie said on February 21, 2012 1:56 am

    I recently went on a hallyu marathon to find out what winter sonata was all about. Though I’m not crazy about the telenovela, I did fall in love with the location which I found out today was Nami Island. I would love to visit it one day….thanks for the pictures :)

  • Suyud said on March 16, 2013 10:14 am

    Yes i’m agree, Nami island is be number one for tour destination in Korea. very beautifull. i’ve visited there on Jan 24, 2013. there is winter. i hope that I cat visit again in the other season

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  • Learn Photography Tips on DSLR camera on September 30, 2009 4:35 pm

    Nami Island Tour (Winter Sonata)…

    Winter Sonata is one of the most famous Korean drama few years ago. Since that people start notice this country.
    On our first day travel in Seoul, we went to tour Nami Island. But so sad I have not seen the drama. So I have no idea what is it all about…

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