Interesting Facts About Nami Island

Nami Island (나미섬) is a very famous filming location for K-dramas and is also very popular among tourists! You have probably heard about it from dramas, reality shows, etc. Is visiting Nami Island in your bucket list? Here are some fun facts to get to know Nami Island (나미섬) better! Read and save for later!

Half-moon Shaped (반달모양)

Nami Island is a half-moon shaped (반달모양) island located in Chuncheon (춘천), Gangwon Provinve (강원도) . It was originally a barren island that was formed as a result of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam (쳥평담) in 1943. Luckily, Suh Jae Bong, a supporter of Korean Art and Culture bought it and started a tree plantation.

General Nami (남이 장군)

Its name originates from General Nami (남이 장군) who died at the age of 28 after being falsely accused during the reign of King Sejo, the seventh king of Joseon Dynasty (조선).

Although his grave was not discovered, there were a pile of stones where his body was supposed to be buried. It was believed that if someone took a stone, it would bring misfortune to their house.

Naminara Republic (나미나라 공화국)

To help boost tourism, Nami Island (나미섬) declared itself a republic state and the island now has it’s own passports (여권), currency (화폐) and national flag (국기)! When you arrive, you’ll notice that there is an immigration counter. Don’t worry you don’t actually need your passport!

K-Dramas which were filmed in Nami Island (남이섬에서 촬영한 드라마)

Nami Island is a popular filming spot and has appeared in various K-drama series like, ‘Winter Sonata’, ‘Hi Bye, Mama! ‘ and ‘When My Love Blooms,’ among others.

“Winter Sonata”
“Hi Bye, Mama!”
“When My Love Blooms”

It’s a picturesque place to take stunning photos, bike around, and stroll along beautiful garden pathways.

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