Somewhere in 2013,my friends and I visited Nami Island which is located near to seoul, south korea. Thanks to our colleague and friend Jung jae for taking us here. It is a tiny half-moon shaped Island bestowed with beautiful nature.
We had to take 5 minutes ferry ride to reach the Island. A giant rock with water falling from its mouth and flowers grown on a small heart-shaped land welcomed us once we stepped out of ferry-boat.
On walking inside everywhere it was trees , flowers , view of mountain , fresh water and benches here and there with some cute stuffs like paints on wood and many other eye catchy things.
As it was end of winter and onset of spring, I enjoyed the site of trees which had just pink or white blossoms and no leaves,cute korean couples and their cute tiny pet dogs, some rabbits on the lawn
There were cycles which can be hired to roam around. They had also got big family cycles (tricycle types) for people with children so that the men can ride while women and children can sit and relax. I hired a bicycle and roamed around the Island. Stopped in between to capture pictures.
The island was surrounded by clear and fresh water with fresh green creepers and bushes on its bank.
There were also peddle boat ride , zip wire drive and other recreational activities which dint grab much of my attention as I was amazed by the beautiful nature and could not do anything other than admiring it.
This island has become famous after it appeared in korean drama called “winter sonata”.
A footpath with its sides covered by many giant like tall red wood trees with dense branches is the most picturesque point of the Island.
On googling I discovered that In 1965, Nami Island was purchased by Mr. Minn Byeong-do.His love and dedication turned a desolate piece of land with only few scattered chestnut trees, polar trees, and mulberry trees on the fringes of a small peanut farm into the beautifully cultivated Nami Island we see today.
Mr.Minn along with his another friend planted so many trees in this Island that they had competition in planting most number of trees.
Mr. Min motto is “green trees and clean river are what we own and need to take good care for future generation”.
Hats off to Mr.Minn and other koreans for nurturing the environment and giving us a great place like Nami.