Nami Island and The Garden of Morning Calm

My first Saturday here, and already we are tromping about the country! Yesterday we took a bus to Nami Island and afterwards to The Garden of Morning Calm. Nami Island is named after General Nami and is supposed to be a place of love and harmony. They have tons of arts and crafts on the island as well as music, book festivals, and incredibly tall trees! The Garden of Morning Calm is a garden that was created because there were not really very many botanical gardens in Korea and they wanted something to commemorate all the beauty in the country. I wish we had more time in the garden because it was seriously the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen!! Here are a few highlight pictures.


Looking out at the Island as we came in on a ferry. 


Look out over a pond on the island at the pavilion.


White lantern walkway on Nami Island


A small stream runs through the Garden of Morning Calm, and everywhere people were picnicking on the rocks and playing in the water. 


The Garden is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills! It is simply gorgeous. 


After walking through at least ten separate gardens of various types, you get to a small pond with a waterfall and this bridge with a gazebo thingie. 


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