The small town of Gapyeong is situated a bit to the east of Seoul and is a popular weekend destination for citizens of the capital. The city’s pine nuts and Nami Island have put it on the map in Korea, and the mountainous land offers an array of recreation and leisure. The Gyeongchun line of the Seoul Metro system takes about two hours to conveniently reach the city.
Gapyeong is certainly a great retreat for those looking to get outdoors. One of the city’s greatest attributes is its close proximity to Nami Island
. The island is loved for its beautiful tree-lined roads and its lack of telephone poles. All the wires were buried underground, maintaining the natural essence of the landscape. Other outdoor activities include mountain biking along kilometers-long courses and hiking up Yeonin Mountain. There are several markets to pick up general needs as well as equipment for excursions outside. If looking to make some of the local food on your own, the Outdoor Market offers up fresh fruit, vegetables, and seafood.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Gapyeong for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.