Nami Island, also known as Nami sam or Naminara, is a nature park located about two hours northeast of Seoul. It became a major tourist attraction after being featured in numerous dramas, including the outrageously popular “Winter Sonata”.
There doesn’t seem to be any theme connecting the activities on the island-there is a replica of an ancient hut, a pen full of ostriches, sculptures of all shapes and sizes, bike paths, craft studios, and a “love tunnel” where people can write down their wishes and tie them to the sides of a chain-link tunnel.
One of the most bizarre statues at the park, was an enormous rendering of a woman breastfeeding.
Nami island is in an area famous for its ddak galbi, or chicken bbq. We had some awesome ddak galbi cooked over a grill, instead of the usual metal sheet. It also came with cheese, so I was obviously in my element.