Incheon Grand Park (인천대공원)

Incheon also offers you a magical view of Autumn in Korea in Incheon Grand Park which hit the peak on late October annually (Oct 20-30). In this urban natural park, you can see thousands autumn trees which delight your eyes even from the main entrance.

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They also have a mini lake in the centre of the park, surrounded by the colorful autumn trees.

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The best time to visit this park is at 7am when you still can see the sun which is still low and there are not many people yet so you can take good pictures in the main spot.

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The main spot of Incheon Grand Park is the “Autumn Tree Tunnel” (단풍터널) which can be described only with one word : AMAZING. This place looks like a tunnel or a cave because the autumn trees were placed on both side along the road and the leaves meet above.

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As I arrived early in the morning, the sun was still low and the sunlight came through the leaves and branches making the view was even more beautiful

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Just beside the lake, you can also have another good spot as they put many rocks where you can sit while enjoy the lake view.

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[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway to Songnae Station (Line 1), and get out from Exit 1.
  • Just in front of the station, you can see the bus stop. Take bus no. 103, 16-1, 909 and get off at Incheon Grand Park.

[Tips]

  • Come early in the morning to get the sunlight come through the tunnel as well as avoid many people pass by to take better pictures.
  • Take picture on the lake first when the sun is still low
  • Use the maximum zoom (any camera or phone) when you take picture of the tunnel to make “blur effect” for the further part of the tunnel.

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visited on November 4th, 2015, 8am

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Yellow Nami

The best time to visit Nami Island in a year is late October (usually October 20-30). Why? Because Nami Island is turning yellow for those days.

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Before you reach the main spot in Nami Island, you gonna pass this pathway with baloon lamp decoration. It’s already beautiful, isn’t it?

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Not only the ginko trees which are turning yellow, but other trees are turning into other colors such as red, brown, orange, etc. I love visiting Nami Island during  Autumn!

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Here’s the main spot of Nami Island. The lined ginko trees which look like a yellow painting on late October. These pictures were taken October 23rd, 2015.

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Taking hundred pictures in this amazing view is a MUST. Sometimes your camera can’t capture the real beauty of what you see in Nami Island, so bring a good camera and a photographer-friend if possible!

But Yellow Nami also attracts so many visitors during this period, the vistors can be 2-3 times more even on the weekdays. When I took picture, actually so many people behind me, luckily I got some moment when they didn’t appear on this picture which can ruin my wonderful picture.

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You can spend the whole day in Nami Island when you come when its peak. Why? Because it seems like not being in other place, not the usual Nami Island which is only green. So many beautiful spots with the yellow ginko trees like the lake and the single tree.

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[HowToGetThere]

  • Take ITX from Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station for 55mins (cost 4600 won).
  • When you get out from Gapyeong Station, you can take taxi for 10 mins (3000-5000 won) or take the Gapyeong shuttle bus for 6000 won or normal bus for 1300 won.

[Tips]

  • Book the ITX through online on letskorail.com, even 2 weeks before because those period is usually fully booked, or juts take the normal train if you don’t get any.
  • If you’re planning to visit only Nami Island, it’s better to take the taxi to be faster. But if you plan to visit other places (Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm) you can take the Gapyeong shuttle bus for 6000 won (all day ride).
  • Come early in the morning! You might have to wait for more than 1 hour just to take ferry to Nami Island if you come after lunch time
  • I recommend you to visit only Nami Island and spare much time. I had to queue for 2 hours only to take the ferry back to the entrance when I visited last year (it was 2pm in the afternoon).
  • In 2016, my prediction (based on friends who went there & recent photos from instagram) the peak time would be October 22-30 this year. You can’t visit too late otherwise all the yellow leaves are already on the ground.

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