Asia,  Korea

Bungee Jumping in Nami Island

Namiseom or Nami Island is a half-moon shaped island located in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea. It is mostly famous for being the shooting location for a lot of Korean dramas, so its quite a popular day trip to take from Seoul!

Nami Island
Nami Island

On top of having such a beautiful nature scene within the island, and visitors can even zip line into Nami Island! The area where the zip line isn’t exactly inside Nami Island, but across the river, closer to Seoul. This area has water activities and many fun extreme sports, and the entrance for the zip line.

Zip line station at Nami island
Zip line station

While around the Nami island area, we had the opportunity to go bungee jumping off the 55-meter tower (equivalent to more than 18-story building). Bungee jumping was one of our main goals while we were in Korea and we had it planned from the beginning, so knowing what you want and planning first would be good beforehand. Everything is pretty expensive, so make sure to save money and know that it will hurt your wallet. The bungee jumping alone was KRW 40,000 (~$40).

Getting there takes around 2 hours to 3 hours depending on how you get there. Of course, the taxi is the fastest way but can be pricy since it is so far away. Thankfully, we had a Korean person in our group who helped navigate how to get there. We went on a bus, train and then a short taxi ride. I wish I can try to say what lines, and how much the cost was, but I was kinda just floating in the group most of the time haha.

It seems that there are multiple ways to get to Nami Island, but the one I put below seems the most convenient with the less amount of transfers and walking. I set starting from Seoul Station, since that’s the main station in Seoul, but feel free to see whats the best way to get there from your destination from your google maps.

There’s also a roundtrip Nami Island Shuttle Bus From Seoul that is run by Klook that can pick you up and drop you off from either Hongik University Station Exit 4, Myeongdong Station Exit 2 or Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 10.

Address: 1 Namisum-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea.

When you arrive in the area, you are greeted by a huge green structure and that’s where you will be jumping off from! You might recognize this area since its often seen on a lot of Korean Reality TV!

Nami Island Bungee Jump
The 55-meter tower

If you go with a group a good idea is to split the group in half to bungee jump, so the other people can sit by benches right by the lake. We were a group of 5 so first 3 of us went, and then once we can back, the other 2 went. This was very good for us since it gave us an opportunity to record each other jump.

When the time was ready, I walked up the stairs of the tower and at the top, the workers weight me and secured me in the waist so I am ready to jump off. After making sure we were safe, they led us to the very top to jump off. The staff leads me to the area to jump off one by one and they do a countdown. They don’t push you off or anything, and you just have to jump off your self. There were multiple times I saw people go all the way to the top and end up giving up and going back down.

The moment I jumped off it felt as if my heart jumped out my body and I was legitimately scared, but the moment I had the first bounce, it felt instantly safe and assured me that I was doing alright, and my scared scream turned into a laugher.

Nami Island bungee jumping
Thats me!

After bungee jumping, we got Dakkalbi from a restaurant right next to the tower and was so good, so I recommend checking out the food and cafes around the area after your adrenaline rush.

Dakkalbi from South Korea

Overall, I really thought this experience is fun, and hopefully, next time if I have a chance to do something like this again, I can jump off of something even higher. This is a great height for a person bungee jumping for the first time, like me. I have a vlog all about my visit to Nami Island and bungee jumping, so check it out if you want!

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