Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Nami Island, Korea

Forest of Crimson Foliage
21 Apr 2015 | From Akubi of Hong Kong

Nami Island is a place that should never ever be left out in your itinerary especially during autumn. Namisum, or Namiseom, is a tiny half-moon shaped island located in Chuncheon, South Korea, formed as it was inundated by the rising water of the North Han River as the result of the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam in 1944. Its name originated from General Nami, who died at the age of 28 after being falsely accused of treason during the reign of King Sejo, the seventh king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. 

Namisum is located 3.8 km from Gapyeong County, but belongs to Chuncheon in Gangwon-do. It is 430,000 square meters in area and approximately 4 km in diameter. Nami Island Tree Planting Day was organized so that South East Asian tourists can enjoy the crimson foliage that they cannot see in their own countries. The life energy of spring, the tree shade of summer, the crimson foliage of autumn, bonfires and icicles in the winter - they represent Nami Island's seasonal must-see elements.

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