{TRAVEL} Namiseom Island ~ Korea (Part 2)

Korea

Last month I shared with you my trip to Korea’s Namiseom Island, I absolutely loved my time there and can no wait to go back. Getting to Namiseom Island is not hard dependent on where you are, we travelled from Hongdae a couple of trains and we arrived in Gapyeong station then a bus ride to the port to ride the ferry to the beautiful island. The ferry ride is less than 5 minutes and the view is just breath taking, I wish we had the time to do some water sport when we were at the island as I would love loved to see this view from above.

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Look at how beautiful these trees are, were saw the different trees in there glory and they provided much support as we made our way through the island.IMAG0563

 

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Arriving and departing the island you’re exposed to this wonderful view, when we got off there was a very very long cue lined up on the side for the people who had gone earlier and wanted to return.

 

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Last post I shared some of the pictures we took whilst in the museum, I know you guys loved the pictures and I promised to share more so here you are.

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Let me just say me and bestie had a good laugh, it’s not every day you walk into a gallery museum full of naked statues. I really do not know the motivation for the artist creating these statues but they are very intriguing.

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Once we left the gallery and had our ice cream we headed round the island and sat at the small benches around the island and saw a lot of fish which was pretty cool and very relaxing I must say. You would think the island being surrounded by water would be cooler it was actually hot and needed somewhere like the fish pond area to cool down a bit.PicMonkey Collage

The entire walk was awesome, what was not awesome was after we got off the island we had to wait 3 hours before we could get on a bus back to Gapyeong island. I was very disappointed in that for such a beautiful tourist destination they would not have dependable transport system. Even those who drove there were stuck in traffic for hours, you ware better off booking a taxis and agree on time to be picked up as buses I would not recommend them.

It is a walkable distance am told but after spending hours walking on the island the last thing you want is another hike on the road.

Overall I love Namiseom and would visit it again but this time it will be different.

Have you ever been or wanted to visit Korea?

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  1. June 5, 2015 / 12:06 am

    I love to see art from around the world, and when I can see it in person, it is even better. This art is just amazing and you are super lucky to have seen it. Great photos!

  2. manuela W.
    June 4, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Omg those statues are really funny. I would not have been happy with the 3 hour wait either!

  3. June 4, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Those statutes are hysterical. I would love to see them in person. Looks like a fun place to visit.

  4. June 4, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    What a beautiful island. I would like to smell those trees and check those fish ponds

  5. June 4, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    I’m glad that you enjoyed your trip. It looks amazing.

    The naked statues are a bit awkward to us because our culture is so put off by a naked body. Other countries don’t see the naked body the same way.

  6. June 4, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    The scenery is beautiful. I would have been quite amused by all those naked statues but still a neat museum to check out!

  7. Bonnie @ wemake7
    June 4, 2015 / 2:59 pm

    Wow! Those statues are pretty different from anything I have ever seen. I have got to see those in person lol.

  8. June 4, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    Those trees are beautiful indeed. I’ve seen a lot of photos of Korea because a friend of mine used to work there. Korea is beautiful. I would love to visit someday.

  9. June 4, 2015 / 8:32 am

    wow, looks amazing but sorry about the wait. That does seem a bit extreme

  10. June 4, 2015 / 4:00 am

    I have never been to Korea, but always dreamed about going. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Love the huge Koi fish 🙂

  11. June 4, 2015 / 2:43 am

    I have never been to Korea but I have friends in the military who have. They say that it is a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing.

  12. June 4, 2015 / 2:29 am

    Not sure I would visit Korea either but those statues did make me chuckle. I thought I was looking at korean statue porn. LOL Really though, very cool work.

  13. CourtneyLynne
    June 4, 2015 / 2:14 am

    Omg how cool are all those statues?!?! I would love to visit Korea some day! Definitely on the travel bucket list!

  14. Ann Bacciaglia
    June 4, 2015 / 2:10 am

    I have always wanted to travel to Korea. I love these photos. The art pieces are amazing.

  15. June 4, 2015 / 1:22 am

    I’ve never had the opportunity to travel to Korea, though they have such beautiful land and architecture! And it looks as they have they have interesting art as well! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with us!

  16. June 4, 2015 / 1:14 am

    What an amazing experience you had..Amazing

  17. June 4, 2015 / 1:03 am

    We weren’t able to visit this island but during our stay there, we always drive with own car or a bus provided by the military base.

  18. June 4, 2015 / 12:58 am

    What a beautiful place. I absolutely love the statues too how beautiful. Every single one of them are! Looks like a great place to visit!

  19. June 3, 2015 / 11:51 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Korea, this museum looks very interesting I would love to see it in person.

  20. June 3, 2015 / 11:15 pm

    What beautiful place! I would truly love to visit South Korea someday and stock up on some of their tasty treats!

  21. June 3, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    OH wow, how lovely! I would have never thought that Korea would be so gorgeous! <3

  22. June 3, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    I just love the native artwork. Many for fertility worship. Lovely post!

  23. June 3, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    This was an interesting trip. There are plenty of neat things to see in Korea. Thanks for sharing.

  24. June 3, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    I can’t even believe how beautiful it is there. Korea is now on my bucket list. It’s just fantastic.

  25. June 3, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    I think those artists must have gotten into something before work lol. I can’t imagine someone having them in their house! I would love to visit Korea. It looks like such a beautiful country.

  26. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    June 3, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Those statues are definitely pretty cool and I would have been just as intrigued as you were to look at them all. It sounds like a lovely visit.

    • August 18, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      It was an awesome visit and yes the statues were intriguing.

  27. June 3, 2015 / 7:42 am

    I’ve never been, and don’t think I would go to Korea; but it looks really interesting x

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