Gapyeong City (exploring Nami Island, Le Petite France, Garden of the Morning Calm without rushing and squeezing with tourists)

Gapyeong City is famous for it’s best tourist attraction – Nami Island. Unfortunately, not everyone knows that Gapyeong City also has Le Petite France and Garden of the Morning calm which is just as beautiful as Nami Island.

I’ll share with you guys how we explored Nami Island, Le Petite France and Garden of the Morning Calm without squeezing with all tourists and without rushing! (as what I wrote for this blog titleย ๐Ÿ˜‚)

First things first, how to go toย Gapyeong City

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Get down at Gapyeong (Gyuongchun line), there is only one exit as you arrive the station.

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you’ll be able to see this posting on the left side
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go to the bus shed on the right side

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the Gapyeong City Tour bus looks like this
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time table – for your reference

Pay 6,000 won (cash) to the driver as soon as you get in. The driver will give you a ticket. You can use this ticket to go to Nami Island, Le Petite France and Garden of the Morning Calm via the Gapyeong City Tour bus.

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how the bus ticket looks like
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info about Nami Island
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info about Le Petite France
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info about Garden of the Morning Calm

How we were able to squeeze in the three places in one day – we went to these places in this order:
GARDEN OF THE MORNING CALM – LE PETITE FRANCE – NAMI ISLAND

I noticed that people usually visit Nami Island first – hence there will be a lot of tourists from morning to around after lunch, so head first to the farthest venue and the “least visited” place among the three.

Earliest and best time to be in Gapyeong already: 9 am (to be able to catch the 9:10 am bus)

A. Garden of the Morning Calm

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bus stop – you will be dropped off here and the bus will pick you up at the exact location (the bus leaves on time so don’t ignore the time table)
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follow the sign that says entrance
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walk this path, you’ll see ticketing on your right
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Kdramas that shot at Garden of the Morning Calm
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entrance ticket – we had to pay 9,500 won
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entrance to Gapyeong

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the place was filled with bonsai trees
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PRETTIEST BONSAI I’VE EVER SEEN
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WE WERE JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING! ALL THE TULIPS WERE BLOOMING

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B. LE PETITE FRANCE

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bus stop for Le Petite – you will be dropped off here and again, the bus will pick you up here

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**freaking out**
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Kdramas that shot in Le Petite France

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ticket prices

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since we were here around lunch time already, we decided to eat light snacks at Le Petite

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this is the only place at Le Petite that serves food

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how the place looks like:IMG_6338IMG_6339IMG_6341IMG_6343IMG_6344IMG_6348IMG_6351IMG_6355

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def a pastel heaven to all you pastel lovers!

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C. Nami Island

By the time you get to Nami Island, tourists are already leaving! Perfect time to take photos and explore the place.

This is not my first time in Nami, I’ve already seen Nami during winter and now spring time!! I can’t wait to be back during autumn!

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keep on walking straight towards that brown wooden gate
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close up of the gate
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just enter the parking lot and keep walking straight
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you have an option of riding the zipline to Nami!
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finally!
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ticket to Nami
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enter Immigration Gate and show your ticket
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line up to ride the ferry
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ferry up close

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as soon as we arrived we saw the crazy line heading back from Nami!
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hello Nami Island! (it’s my second time going here)
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we were happy since the people on Nami weren’t that plenty as soon as we arrived

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PRETTY CHERRY BLOSSOMS UP CLOSE

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we rented a bike!!

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winter sonata statue!
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as soon as you walk out the parking lot, walk straight and you’ll see the bus stop on the right
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waiting for the bus photo
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okay so the ride back was crazy since there was a big group who rode the bus
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we were already beside the door
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selfie before riding the train back from Gapyeong! the sunset was perfect!

all photos taken using an iPhone / Fujifilm x-A3 18-55mmย 

So that’s it! My tip for all of you who would like to explore Gapyeong City.

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me and Yan decided to wear matchy doggie socks that day! Thanks Ken for getting these cute socks for us!

๐Ÿ’š, R


Read about our other Seoul or Busan adventures

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