2018-09-22

By Car
1024, Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup,
Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
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Shuttle Bus
Insa-dong/Tapgol Park
Namdaemun
Everyday 09:30 am
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Subway
Gyeongchun Line:
Sangbong↔Gapyeong(50min.)
Chuncheon↔Gapyeong(28min.)
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National Brand Introducing national flag, letters, stamp, currency, 12 national brand and passport of Naminara Republic. See More

General Information Informations about how to get to Nami Island, VISA (entrance ticket) and Ferry Timetable. Map Service is also provided. See More

Reservation Stay in national Hotel of Naminara Republic which was designed to have lifelong travel memory See More

Fairy Tale Village Experience various cultural in International Children’s Book Festival, Nami Picture Book Library, Handicraft Studio at Fairy Tale Nation, Naminara Republic. See More

Imaginary Playground Everyone is welcome to have happy childhood in Imaginary world while playing in Unchiwon playground, Bike center, and Electric Tri-way See More

Walking Path Introducing representative walking paths of Naminara Republic from magnificent Metasequoia to autumn’s beauty gingko. See More

How to Get to Nami Island

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The Naminarians

People who had planted and cultivated this island including the founder, Mr. Minn Byeong-do and bloomed flowers of culture is regarded as citizens of Naminara Republic, Naminarian.

Minn Byeong Do

Minn Byeong Do

Founder, Nami Island

Initiated the planting of flowers and trees on the island.

Succession of Nature and Culture

General Nam I

Nami Island derives its name from this famous Korean general

Honored General, Honored General, Our Honored General

Minn Woong Kih

Nami’s “Grandfather of the Trees”

Planted the seeds of Nami’s transformation

Carl Ferris Miller

Founder, Chollipo Arboretum

Found his brother on Nami Island

Zhu Yan

Chair, Longqingxia, China

He sent a boat to Nami, Nami sent a boat to Longqingxia.

Hua Lei

Chairman, Hua’s Restaurant, China

His Nami connection started with the Chinese character (怡) he shares with Nami.

Tan Sri Khalid Ramli

CEO, Langkawi Development Authority

Building another Nami in Malaysia

Mori Shin

Mayor, Kakamigahara City, Japan

Planted a “Metasequoia Lane” in Japan

Rosalie Zerrudo (Rosa)

Filipina Eco-Peace Visual Artist

Bringing environmental awareness and peace to The Philippines and Nami Island

Alessandro Neretti (Nero)

Italian Ceramic Artist

Eccentric artist, who creates Italian ceramics

Zhao Guang Ming

Head Exchange and Cooperation, Peoples Artistic Association

Responsible for the first encounter between Nami Island and China

Yu Qing Cheng

Chinese sculptor of mud figures

Has a Korean student artist on Nami

Zhu Ying Jie

Director, Chinese Cultural Center in Seoul

Sharing Chinese culture on Nami Island

Yoon Seok Ho

Director of Winter Sonata

Rediscovered the metasequoias in winter

Kim Young Gap

Jeju’s photographer

He captured the mists of Nami Island in his photographs

Tang Ya Ming

Publisher, Japan’s Fukuinkan Shoten

Received the first Chinese cultural visa from Nami Island

Lee Won Seung

Theater Actor/Comedian

Shares the taste of Napoli on Nami Island

Kang Ju Kwon

Calligrapher

Leaves his artistic writings and stones on Nami Island

Ryu Jae Su

Illustrator

Covers Nami Island with a yellow umbrella

Planters of Nami’s “Peoples’ Trees”

Sequoia Family Garden, Namipungwon Maple Garden, Baekpungmilwon Maple Garden, White Birch Lane

“I have a tree on Nami Island.”

The Citizens of Naminara Republic

Naminara is proud of the fact that we have over 1,000 citizens, but due to space limitations we are unable to share all their names with you. However be assured that our citizens are a diverse group of individuals who are engaged in a variety of activities covering a wide spectrum of different fields.

Naminara Republic

Kang Woo hyon

Founder, Naminara Republic
Created a mysterious “nation of the world”

Liu Hong Jun

Chinese Musician, Composer of Naminara’s National Anthem
Minister, Ministry of Culture, Naminara

Suzanna Oh

International Cultural Exchange Specialist
Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Naminara

66 Infantry Division Commander

Commander
Minister, Ministry of Defense (Inaugural Minister: Commander Song Young-ki)

Qu Huan

Chair, Korea-Chinese Cultural Friendship Association
Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Naminara

Chuncheon Meteorological Center Head

Head
Head, Naminara Weather Station (Inaugural Head: Park Jong-sik)

Lee Kwang Beom

Interior Designer
Head, Naminara Postal Service

Gapyeong Branch Manager, Kookmin Bank

Branch Manager
President, Central Bank of Naminara Republic   (Inaugural President: Minn Byeong-do)

Lee So Yoon

Vocalist
Peoples’ Vocalist, Naminara

Han Byeong Ho

Illustrator
Naminara’s own Tokkaebi artist

Zhang Ming Zhou

President, IBBY / Vice President, CBBY
Ambassador to China, Naminara

Luke

Mascot, Young Peoples’ Reading Experience Center, Beijing, China
Consul General, Beijing Consulate, Naminara

Wen Jie

Director, Chinese-Korean Cultural Economic Exchange Center, Henan, China
Consul General, Zhongyuan, Consulate, Naminara

Satonosuke

Mascot (Raccoon), Toyama Family Park, Japan
Ambassador to Japan, Naminara

Yamamoto Shigeyuki

Director, Toyama Family Park, Japan
Consul General, Japan Consulate, Naminara

Zoran Veljic

Ambassador of Serbia to the Republic of Korea
Ambassador of Naminara to Serbia

Zhang Yun Ling

Painter,Yunnan Nationalities Museum
Teaches Naminara’s characters (Namija)

The Citizens of Naminara Republic

Naminara is proud of the fact that we have over 1,000 citizens, but due to space limitations we are unable to share all their names with you. However be assured that our citizens are a diverse group of individuals who are engaged in a variety of activities covering a wide spectrum of different fields.

Culture of children

Jella Lepman

Founder, IBBY; Founder, International Youth Library in Munich

Connecting children and books

Peter Schneck

President, IBBY (2002-2006)

The first “emperor” of Nambooks

Patricia Aldana

President, IBBY (2006-2010)

Bringing the children’s library on the island to the world

Liz Page

Secretary General, IBBY

Helping to share the world of children’s book on Nami Island

Ellis Vance

Treasurer, IBBY; Executive Director, USBBY

Created Peace Story on Nami Island

Christiane Raabe

Director, International Youth Library in Munich

Library of the European Isles, Asian Isles Library

Junko Yokota

Chair, Nami Concours Jury; Chair, Caldecott Children’s Book Awards Jury (2015)

Sharing Nami Island with children all over the world

Yusof Ismail

Member, Nami Concours Jury

The Malaysian elephant on Nami Island

Zohreh Ghaeni

Member, Nami Concours Jury

Making friends with the Middle East

Anastasia Arkhipova

Member, Nami Concours Jury

Sowing the seeds of Russian culture on Nami Island

Pooneh Nedai

Iran-based publisher, poet and Honorary Korean Ambassador to Iran

Nami Island’s Persian connection

Leif Donde

Danish Ambassador to Korea (1999-2005)

Nami’s connections to HC Andersen began with Ambassador Donde

Tajima Shinji

Director, International Center of Language & Culture (ICLC)

Teaches paper (Nami-ji) making

Hozumi Tamotsu

President, Media Lynx Japan

Keeping the stories of HC Andersen alive

Kurokawa Taeko

Secretary General, International Center of Language & Culture (ICLC)

Transforms Nami Island’s Hallyu into culture

The Citizens of Naminara Republic

Naminara is proud of the fact that we have over 1,000 citizens, but due to space limitations we are unable to share all their names with you. However be assured that our citizens are a diverse group of individuals who are engaged in a variety of activities covering a wide spectrum of different fields.
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